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Offline ktcb500xoc

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suitable oil for a 7 year old X
on: September 26, 2020, 06:28:33 AM
Hey everyone... i just bought one with 24k km 2013

model. what viscosity of oil should I use? it was from a

dealer and there's no way of knowing what the previous owner used and it was recommended to use 10w30...

im wondering what if he added 10w40. would it still be a good idea to switch back to 10w30? or stay with 10w40?
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Re: suitable oil for a 7 year old X
Reply #1 on: September 26, 2020, 10:10:12 AM
As long as you keep to the oil certification standard specified in the owners manual there should be no issue to go back to the originally specified 10w30.
The manual says:
"Honda 4-stroke motorcycle oil API Classification SG or higher, excluding marked as "Energy Conserving" or "Resourceengine Conserving,"
SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA"

It is important to use motorcycle specific oils as on our engines the clutch is running in the same oil as the engine, so friction modifiers can frack up the clutch plates.

It is usal that dealer install 10w40 oil as that is the most available base oil abundantly in reach for them.

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Re: suitable oil for a 7 year old X
Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 01:20:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Oyabun [+]
As long as you keep to the oil certification standard specified in the owners manual there should be no issue to go back to the originally specified 10w30.
The manual says:
"Honda 4-stroke motorcycle oil API Classification SG or higher, excluding marked as "Energy Conserving" or "Resourceengine Conserving,"
SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA"

It is important to use motorcycle specific oils as on our engines the clutch is running in the same oil as the engine, so friction modifiers can frack up the clutch plates.

It is usal that dealer install 10w40 oil as that is the most available base oil abundantly in reach for them.

thank you i appreciate it... it is a super smooth ride and im not even sure what is every one complaining about vibrations. they should have seen my cbr650
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Re: suitable oil for a 7 year old X
Reply #3 on: September 26, 2020, 01:58:54 PM
*Originally Posted by ktcb500xoc [+]
it is a super smooth ride and im not even sure what is every one complaining about vibrations.

Yeah, I always wonder about the vibration comments too. I've got 20,000 miles on my CB500X and have never had any vibration of note. Maybe if rode a Goldwing for a few years and then got back on the CB500X it'd be more obvious.

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Re: suitable oil for a 7 year old X
Reply #4 on: September 27, 2020, 05:51:16 PM
in a environment where it is consistently hot  10w40 motorcycle oil can be better for the bike. 10w30 is best for all around weather conditions including colder weather.

 



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