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    I just bought a 96 750 Katana. What oil is recommended? The previous owner was using Bardahl 20-50. Thanks for any help.

    Vic

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    You can find everything you need here:

    CyberPoet's "How to understand and choose Motorcycle Motor Oils" at MotorcycleAnchor.com, fabrication & sales of motorcycle security solutions.

    In general:
    10w40 unless the temps are so hot that it's uncomfortable to stand barefoot on asphault -- then use 20w50.
    API SF/SG or SH rated oils. No SJ/SL/SK rated ones.
    JASO MA rated is a bonus, but highly recommended.

    There's a long list of motorcycle oils that match these specs, including:
    Castrol ACT Evo
    Castrol GPS
    Mobil 1 MX4T
    Mobil 1 VTwin
    Royal Purple CycleMax
    Motorex
    Valvoline ATV
    Valvoline Motorcycle
    etc.

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet
    Remember The CyberPoet

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    • #3
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      Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated.
      Scott

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The CyberPoet
        You can find everything you need here:

        CyberPoet's "How to understand and choose Motorcycle Motor Oils" at MotorcycleAnchor.com, fabrication & sales of motorcycle security solutions.

        In general:
        10w40 unless the temps are so hot that it's uncomfortable to stand barefoot on asphault -- then use 20w50.
        API SF/SG or SH rated oils. No SJ/SL/SK rated ones.
        JASO MA rated is a bonus, but highly recommended.

        There's a long list of motorcycle oils that match these specs, including:
        Castrol ACT Evo
        Castrol GPS
        Mobil 1 MX4T
        Mobil 1 VTwin
        Royal Purple CycleMax
        Motorex
        Valvoline ATV
        Valvoline Motorcycle
        etc.

        Cheers
        =-= The CyberPoet
        I had picked up Valvoline motorcycle oil at an Auto Zone a couple of months ago (and am presently in the midst of oil pan issues, as CP may recall). That oil can states:
        Valvoline
        SAE 10W-40
        Meets or exceeds
        JASO MA, API SF/SG/SJ

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