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Oil
« on: March 11, 2005, 10:26:39 PM »
OIL
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Sirigul
(3/12/01 1:16 pm)
Oil

I'm a new B4 owner, and unfortunately without a manual of any kind for it. What weight oil does it like? Also, my dealer doesn't carry Suzuki oil; what other brands can you recommend? Thanks.
 
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junkmail10000
(3/12/01 5:40 pm)
Re: Oil

the manual says 10W-40.
any standard motor oil from pep boys will do. if you want to get fancy, i know a lot of guys that recommend mobil-1 synthetics. just stick with standard 'car' oil; no need to shell out 2-3x as much for 'motorcycle' oil.

oh yes, congrats on the new b4.

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Bandit14E
(3/12/01 11:32 pm)
Oil and some other specs

There should be a couple of specification stickers on the left side of the Bike( Well they should be there unless they were removed).
Cheers on the bike.
 
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zulwong
(4/28/01 11:38 pm)
Re: Oil
 
It should be 2.3 litre
 
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ravanelli
(4/29/01 10:23 pm)
Re: Oil

I've read several commentaries that suggest motorcyclists should not use synthetic blends. If I got it right, because most motorcycles use a wet clutch system (oil in contact with clutch plates?) synthetic blends can actually overlubricate and lead to slippage in the clutch. Don't know what the real story is, but I read this in at least three different sources. I'm sticking to good old fashioned erl.
 
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The one armed Bandit
(4/30/01 1:42 am)
my two cents

I have an EX 500 with 50,000 mi. on the clock. I have always used Mobil 1 synthetic and I have never felt the clutch slip. The clutch is the original that came from the factory.
Rob
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