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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-16-2008, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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what kind of oil?

i was wondering if i can use valvoline full synthetic 10w30 in my 2006 R6? i use it in my pitbike and it seems to work good(being that it has a wet clutch also) i just didn't want to put it in and have my clutch start slipping. i'm very new to the streetbike thing and thought i'd check here before i do an oil change
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-31-2010, 11:18 AM
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i was wondering if i can use valvoline full synthetic 10w30 in my 2006 R6? i use it in my pitbike and it seems to work good(being that it has a wet clutch also) i just didn't want to put it in and have my clutch start slipping. i'm very new to the streetbike thing and thought i'd check here before i do an oil change
Did you find out wether you could use the oil? castrol 10/w30 oil?
Let me know
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 12:48 PM
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Yes it's fine, you could use 10/30, 10/40, or even 20/50. I use Motorex full synthetic and I've never had a problem.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 12:34 AM
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You should be fine with that oil
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-02-2013, 07:37 PM
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As long as the motor oil is specified for wet clutch motorcycle engine you are safe to use it. Just make sure to get the right oil viscosity.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-30-2014, 02:21 PM
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Specified for wet clutch?

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As long as the motor oil is specified for wet clutch motorcycle engine you are safe to use it. Just make sure to get the right oil viscosity.
How do you KNOW the oil is specified for wet clutch?
I've looked at the bottles, and it doesn't say, unless it's in code.
My Yam dealer is real proud of their oil (like $8.50 per quart), and I'd like to buy a gallon or two.

So, if I buy motor oil (I try to only use Valvoline), what do I look for?
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2014, 07:45 PM
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This is what I use Amsoil it says sportsbike, crusier.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-29-2015, 04:23 PM
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I am a huge Redline oil Fan! There are a lot of guys who might disagree, but to each there own
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-11-2015, 09:39 AM
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Don't collect votes on a forum. Try searching the Intarwebs. All answers are there.

I use Mobil1 15W/50 car oil in all of the street and track bikes. It does not have the friction modifiers that the other weights have. I have been using it successfully for many miles in all of my bikes for decades without any of the engines showing any wear. (I do love Valvolene for my brake fluid though!)

https://www.amsoil.com/techservicesb...quirements.pdf

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...Number=2561693

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