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Hello everyone;

I'm new today and have purchased my first Burgman. It's a 400 and has 5000 miles on it and I don't even know what type of oil it uses. No book and I would appreciate any info you have as far as oil type, spark plug type, etc.

thank you.
 

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Welcome to the forum. If you adhere strictly to manual, JASO spec motorcycle oil is the preferred oil. However since the 400 does not have a wet clutch to worry about you can get by with regular automobile spec oil. There is a range of weights you can use but for general riding in most weather conditions the manual recommends 10W-40.

What I run in mine is 15W-40 Rotella.
 

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Thanks, I have a lot to learn about it and I was concerned that I didn't even know what type of oil to use. It's a job to ride and I have to admit that I don't mind not having to shift gears any more.
 

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I have to laugh and chime in here... some may get a chuckle.

so.. in my past, i've been a pretty handy guy.. done my fair share of mechanical work... changed my fair share of oil changes.. i figured at 44, i've seen a lot..

recently.. i've had some issues with my 400 and took it to the local dealership... as i was bringing it out for the season.. i told them to change my oil why they were at it..

boy oh boy.. was i shocked at the bill... i got a bill for a $40 oil change... that's right.. $40 for a 2.4 quart oil change.. of course i had to ask.. the guy told me with a straight face, $18 worth of oil ($6 per quart of "motorcycle" oil), $10 filter, $10 labor fee and $2 for O-rings... yep... $40... i about fell out of my chair, considering i get my oil changed in my V-8 suburban for $22..

when i inquired, he mentioned they used "special" motorcycle oil and that is why.. i honestly called a buddy who's had bike his whole life, yep.. there's such a thing. but as buffalo mentions, we don't have to worry about it seeing as we dont have the wet clutch..

anyway.. enjoy your ownership.. had to share my story
 

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And now you know why I change my own oil :lol:
 

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oakcreekeric said:
I have to laugh and chime in here... some may get a chuckle.

so.. in my past, i've been a pretty handy guy.. done my fair share of mechanical work... changed my fair share of oil changes.. i figured at 44, i've seen a lot..

recently.. i've had some issues with my 400 and took it to the local dealership... as i was bringing it out for the season.. i told them to change my oil why they were at it..

boy oh boy.. was i shocked at the bill... i got a bill for a $40 oil change... that's right.. $40 for a 2.4 quart oil change.. of course i had to ask.. the guy told me with a straight face, $18 worth of oil ($6 per quart of "motorcycle" oil), $10 filter, $10 labor fee and $2 for O-rings... yep... $40... i about fell out of my chair, considering i get my oil changed in my V-8 suburban for $22..

when i inquired, he mentioned they used "special" motorcycle oil and that is why.. i honestly called a buddy who's had bike his whole life, yep.. there's such a thing. but as buffalo mentions, we don't have to worry about it seeing as we dont have the wet clutch..

anyway.. enjoy your ownership.. had to share my story
There is less competition with motorcycle dealers than there is at the 1000's of gas stations.......!!!!!! and auto service centers.. :( :(
 

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