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    I am running valvoline MAX life, synthetic blend sae 10w-40. Is this bad for my engine since it's rating for 75,000+ engines or should I be fine? What is some of the best yet reasonable price oil I should be using if not?

    Link of oil, but i am using 10-40 not 10-30

    http://www.valvoline.com/pages/produ....asp?product=7
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  • #2
    Originally posted by nater123 View Post
    I am running valvoline MAX life, synthetic blend sae 10w-40. Is this bad for my engine since it's rating for 75,000+ engines or should I be fine? What is some of the best yet reasonable price oil I should be using if not?

    Link of oil, but i am using 10-40 not 10-30

    http://www.valvoline.com/pages/produ....asp?product=7
    Yes, it is bad for your bike.

    See this thread for details, or use the search function and type oil*.
    http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.p...oil*+cyberpoet
    Katriders.com, we've got dumb answers!

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    • #3
      Personally I will NEVER use oil formulated for high mileage engines.... why? Because they technically EXPLODE your seals.

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      • #4
        I think if the motor oil says "energy conserving" on the bottle it has friction modifiers in it which can effect the wet clutch.
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        1994 GSX600F

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        • #5
          Originally posted by chuckles View Post
          I think if the motor oil says "energy conserving" on the bottle it has friction modifiers in it which can effect the wet clutch.
          Most non-motorcycle specific oil has friction modifiers in it, that's why running car oil in your bike will toast your clutch plates.
          90% of motorcycle forum members do not have a service manual for their bike.

          Originally posted by Badfaerie
          I love how the most ignorant people I have met are the ones that fling the word "ignorant" around like it's an insult, or poo. Maybe they think it means poo
          Originally posted by soulless kaos
          but personaly I dont see a point in a 1000 you can get the same power from a properly tuned 600 with less weight and better handeling.

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          • #6
            so what oil is good for kats?
            1999 Katana 750

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            • #7
              I use mobile 1 4t myself, but there's lots of options out there.
              Katriders.com, we've got dumb answers!

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              • #8
                I use Amsoil, but it's simply for a lack of other alternatives around here.

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                • #9
                  I use Spectro 4 10w40 a motorcycle oil
                  Shinny side up!

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                  • #10
                    Check this out, courtesy of CP's website:

                    http://www.motorcycleanchor.com/moto...to/mc_oil.html
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                    • #11
                      I just went out and baught Lucas Oil 10-40 it had all the good ingreds that cyber posted in that one thread. It said the number 1 in wetclutch and high rpm's. My 2nd gear was slipping abit when I changed the oils so now do you think if I change with the lucas I might be in luck or it's for sure already did it's work and burnt stuff out... I only ran about 30 miles on the new sync so now I want to change to my lucas I baught and I hope it will restore some power or 2nd slipping abit.
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                      • #12
                        The clutch plates may be "varnished" by the use of the car oil, but there's a chance it's still fine and you just need to replace the oil.
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                        • #13
                          Motorcycle oil is good for Kat's...Olive Oil, Vegetable Oil or Canola Oil is good for frying Cat's....oh yeah so is Peanut Oil...
                          Last edited by Jax; 04-16-2009, 05:13 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Shell Rottela 5W40 synthetic
                            R.I.P. Marc (CyberPoet)





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                            • #15
                              Amsoil, here.

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