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Is it okay to use fully synthetic oil in our Exec's? I thought I read somewhere that we should use mineral oil or was that only until the engine has been run in?
I've bought this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Castrol-Power ... 0921389890. They also do it in semi-synthetic but they didn't have any on the shelf. I figured that at worse, I'll just be paying a couple of quid more for oil of a higer specification than I need but I don't want to use it if it's wrong. I've done just over 4600 miles on mine and my next big trip will more than likely involve sustained high speed flat out riding on European motorways and some power mode riding around mountain roads.
 

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You can use synthetic oil in any application that uses regular oil. And you can mix them, if you wish.

Mineral oil? No.
 

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InfernoST said:
Just make sure it is designed to work with wet clutches.
Look for the JASO MA rating.
 

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When you mix them, you simply get a "synthetic blend". No big deal.

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You can use synthetic oil in any application that uses regular oil. And you can mix them, if you wish.

Mineral oil? No.
 

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Just changed my final drive with full synthetic oil and sure did quite down the noise. :D
 

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Uh, the stock Burgman makes no noise as it is. what was noisey? I've been using Lucas synthetic gear oil since I got it and I guess I just have not noticed any noise at all.

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Just changed my final drive with full synthetic oil and sure did quite down the noise. :D
 

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I can buy Amsoil over the counter at "Anderson's here in Columbus.
 

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QuantumRift said:
Uh, the stock Burgman makes no noise as it is. what was noisey? I've been using Lucas synthetic gear oil since I got it and I guess I just have not noticed any noise at all.

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Just changed my final drive with full synthetic oil and sure did quite down the noise. :D
That would be the final drive whine of the straight cut gears. :thumbup:
 

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Other than viscocity...is there any difference between Motorcycle Oil and Car oil?
 

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Other than viscocity...is there any difference between Motorcycle Oil and Car oil?
Yes, whether or not its suitable for wet clutch use. When I bought my first Burgman I used regular oil bought at the auto parts store but since the newer oils use a friction modifier that is not good for wet clutch use. The clutch in the 650 has a wet clutch that shares oil with the engine and has to be rated for that use, usually a JASO MA rating.
 

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Chappy, its like some may get away by using the wrong type oil and others will get about 250 miles before it fails. You never know with a wet clutch.

Short story long, :D, I had a Suzuki GS750. Used good quality Diesel grade 15w40 oils its whole life (oil was almost free to me). At about 82,000 miles I used a 10W40 Arco Graphite oil and made it to about 250 more miles. Sure my gas mileage went up some till it broke. Total flush of the graphite oil and new clutch's and I was off again. Was it the 82K miles or the graphite oil? I sold the bike at about 140K miles. Lots of tires in 140K. :rolleyes:
 

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No. The clutch is attached to the driven pulley on or about the rear wheel.
 

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