using diesel motor oil and slick 50


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using diesel motor oil and slick 50

Postby ram11397 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:54 pm



Hi
Not sure if it was this site or other but i was reading some people are running diesel motor oil like Delo400 etc. or regaular oil and slick 50. Now i am more confused on the oil issue than ever...............lol

Rick


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Re: using diesel motor oil and slick 50

Postby seabee_ » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:31 pm

Diesel oils like Delo and Rotella don't have all the extra stuff regular Dino oils have. They also don't break down as fast because they're made for heavy usage in diesels. You DON'T want to use any friction modifiers like Slick50 because Goldwings have a wet clutch system. The clutch plates are located in the crankcase oil. It will cause slipping. Now others will swear they've had no problems using stuff like slick50 so take it how you wish.
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Posts: 494
Joined: Sun May 29, 2011 8:17 pm
Location: sterling heights, mi
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1977 Kawasaki kz400
1978 Suzuki GSXr750
1980 Kawasaki GPZ400
1975 Honda CB360T

Re: using diesel motor oil and slick 50

Postby seabee_ » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:32 pm

I use Delo LE myself.
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1981 to 2002
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