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Is it ok to put car oil into a 4 cylinder motorcycle?

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Follow the manufactures spec's for your bike! Depending on the bike, the oil used will lubricate the clutch and the transmission, as well as different parts of the engine. If the oil is lubricating the transmission you do not want to use a car oil because it will break down too fast. There are different blends as well. (Molly blends / non molly blends) That will impact the engines performance and the clutch performance and can ruin vital engine parts.

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