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20W-50 vs 10W-40

Need to know what you would recommend, 10W-40, or 20W50. I live in a hot/cold climate. Mainly ride in the summertime...the temperature sometimes gets above 100 for extended periods of time.

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Hot climate, warm weather, long distance riding 20w-50 is a great choice. Cold climate 10w-40 might work better. Use only a JASO MA certified motorcycle oil . Synthetics will help your bike run cooler and shift easier. Do not use any oil that says Energy Conserving on the label it will shorten the life of the wet clutch and transmission gears.

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For Texas I would have used the recommended 10w-40 or the hot weather 20w-50. 10w-30 sounds like cold climate or new car oil. I hope you used the Amsoil motorcycle oil with the JASO MA rating. In hot weather you might find the 10w-30 oil will tend to burn off the walls of the cylinders( some day you will check your oil and find out you are a quart low.). Without the correct rating on the oil you will also increase clutch and gear wear. Do Not use any oil that says energy conserving on the label.

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The hot specs are much larger, and you might have set them when too cold to use the hot specs.

Or you many not have set the crankshaft to TDC and done the right set of valves.
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