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Oil Can you run a synthetic 10w40 motoycycle oil in a Suzuki bike? The service manager said not to use a synthetic because it would cause it to glaze over and slip. Amsoil and Mobil 1 both have MC oils in 10w40.

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In many bikes the clutch work in oil and if you use an very good oil like sintetics with may be can cause a slipage clutch not when it is a new one but whne it have an use inportant the discs are more thin and the antifriccion oil can cause slipage more in the better oils like sintethics.

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I have been using ams synthetic oil in all of my motorcycles and cars for over 10 years with no problems at all. I would highly recomend it in cold or really hot climates. If your refering to clutch slipage, I have never had that issue with any of my bikes.

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