Question about 2005 Honda VT 750 DC Shadow Spirit
I have used Jaso MB oil in my Honda Shadow. Is it OK
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi, Anonymous ask 10 different riders and you will get 10 different answers. All oil is certified by the Oil Gods to perform under specific conditions for specific applications and any oil is better than no oil and if you're in a bind diesel oil works just fine. If your engine is air cooled never run automotive oil because normal motorcycle cylinder head temperatures run much hotter than water cooled cylinder heads, make sure the oil is designed for motorcycles. Your owners manual recommends a specific type of oil that is designed to lubricate the engine parts to withstand the normal driving conditions the motorcycle was intended to be used for end of story. Now for an analogy, your cars owners manual recommends using 87 octane fuel to power your engine for maximum performance and it does a wonderful job in achieving that goal. But you say 92 octane is better because it has a higher number and is more expensive, well guess what your car will not run any better and there are no long or short term benefits from running a higher octane fuel bottom line your car doesn't need it. Same thing with oil sure they make lubricants that can withstand the temperature of molten lava which you would need if you were planning to drive into an active volcano, don't waste your time and money on snake oil just use what your bike needs and your manufacturer recommends and nothing more. The oil weight grade is for ambient temperatures you expect to drive in between oil changes 20w50 covers 80% of all driving temperature conditions if your looking for the best oil that works in all temperature conditions, buy a Synthetic in the same grade from a reputable oil manufacturer I personally recommend AMSOIL just because they were the pioneers in synthetics and their load test numbers for wear put them in a class all by themselves and you can go longer and further in between oil changes. It's a little hard to find in stores but easily available on line otherwise check with your Dealership for their recommendation on a synthetic.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Repsol Moto 4T Sintetico Synthetic Oil - 10W40
Synthetic blend lubricant with high thermal stability, designed to meet the needs of the most technologically advanced 4-stroke motorcycle engines.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
You will need 4 quarts of oil. The correct amount is between 3.5 and 4 quarts. Use only JASO MA certified motorcycle oil. 10w-40 for cold climate 20w-50 for warm climate/touring. Do not use oil that is Energy Conserving it will shorten the life if your wet clutch and transmission gears(wrong additives). Synthetic oils will help your cycle run cooler and shift easier. Be sure to change your filter and purchase a spare drain bolt washer. A K&L filter wrench ($10) is also a useful tool if you plan to do your own oil changes.
Posted on Sep 20, 2010
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