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What make and type of crankcase oil is recommended. More less have this bike with no manuals.

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Been running mine now for 36,000 miles on Castrol GTX 10W40, and have had no problems!

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Depends on the temperature of the region you ride. I have a Roadstar 1600 in Australia so it gets quite warm and also quite cold (range 0 - 40 deg C. I'm currently using Motorex 10W/60 4T Synthetic and it's great, copes well with a cold start as well as keeps the engine quiet on hot days. The workshop manual hovers around the grade of 10W40 for most applications but i think this grade is too thin for hot work. As to brand, there are many, make sure it's for motorcycles though (4T / JASO ) as you will experience clutch slip with that much torque availalable and moly enhanced oils, (friction modified) car oils in the crankcase.

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