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Offline Led Zed 70

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Re: oil
Reply #10 on: July 30, 2020, 12:53:40 AM
Good informative video thanks👍

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Re: oil
Reply #11 on: July 30, 2020, 06:31:57 AM
I use the Kawasaki motor oil every time and always have and always will. 
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Offline iakona

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Re: oil
Reply #12 on: July 30, 2020, 02:42:48 PM
*Originally Posted by Warmweather-Rider [+]
I use the Kawasaki motor oil every time and always have and always will.

I have also for my first 2 oil changes. Ive been using the regular black and red bottle. What are you using? Same, semi, or full?  Either way I will stay with Kawasaki oil and filter. Works fine and affordable.

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Re: oil
Reply #13 on: July 30, 2020, 02:48:25 PM
I always use the Kawasaki regular oil.   The motorcycle mechanic told me that the synthetic oil can make your clutch slip.
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Re: oil
Reply #14 on: July 30, 2020, 07:35:19 PM
*Originally Posted by Warmweather-Rider [+]
I always use the Kawasaki regular oil.   The motorcycle mechanic told me that the synthetic oil can make your clutch slip.
Was he employed by Kawasaki by any chance?  :192:
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Re: oil
Reply #15 on: July 30, 2020, 07:45:21 PM
*Originally Posted by superpig [+]
Was he employed by Kawasaki by any chance?  :192:

I know some people tested the full synthetic and vs mineral on their z900 and they found the full synthetic to slip a bit.

The LiquiMoly I use isnt full synthetic and the bike shift great
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Re: oil
Reply #16 on: July 30, 2020, 10:10:41 PM
I understand that the recommended oil is 10W-40.  I posted that video because I've seen a lot of people post that they're using 5W-40.  I never fully understood the 10W or 5W number.  I do remember back in the late 90's switching viscosity going in and out of the winter seasons in the North East.  That was the info passed down to me back then. 

I guess my next ask would be regular (conventional), blend (semi-syn), or full synthetic.  I'm okay with regular as it's pretty easy to do an oil change on the bike, so frequent changes aren't that bad, and the cost of regular is relatively cheap.  Interesting to hear the slippage with full syn. 


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Re: oil
Reply #17 on: July 31, 2020, 02:54:52 AM
I just changed mine with Maxima ProPlus+ and engagement is smooth and quiet no issues or slip after a few hundred miles.

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Re: oil
Reply #18 on: August 02, 2020, 12:17:08 AM
I use Amsoil 10W-40 Synthetic Metric Motorcycle Oil with a K&N oil filter, KN-303.
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Re: oil
Reply #19 on: August 06, 2020, 10:48:49 PM
Have used Rotella oil in my bikes for the last 30 years. I never kept a bike long enough to know if it was a good oil or not. All I know is after I change it the first 500 miles or so the trans shifts like butter.
However, not sure it matters much. Seems any new oil will make a difference in the shifting.
Walmart sells Rotella and its pretty cheap.
Thats my story and I am sticking to it
The debate continues:)