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Can my suzuki tl1000r start slipping because i change the oil with car oil instead of the motorcycle oil?

I bought the 10w 40 full synthetic car instead of the motorcycle one because the guy at autozone told me they didn't have motorcycle oil at the moment and that that oil would do just fine and it didn't matter. So over 70 dollars wasted. The motorcycle turns on just fine but doesn't want to move. It's a wet clutch Suzuki tl1000r.

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Yes it's too slippery unless you use jaso approved oil which is proper motorcycle oil .it won't wreck you clutch though unless you keep riding it with it in though.but you need to drain it out change the filter and take the clutch plates out and clean them with brake cleaner.I am a trained suzuki mechanic and worked.on the second TL 1000s made in 1997 in a training facility.I know these bikes well.I have also got a diploma from suzuki.

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Yes it will wreck your clutch plates and you will need to replace them and flush the engine clean of the car oil as the anti friction additives in the oil attack the plates and they break down into little bits

Posted on Apr 17, 2015

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    Yeifri Rivera Apr 18, 2015

    Ok thanks a lot man. I was also wondering about the engine flush what's the best way to do it? Because I've heard people say fill the engine with diesel or fill it with a mix of diesel and motorcycle oil for it to get cleaned up. And I just don't know what's the right way to get this done.

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