wet clutch oil?


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Raj
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wet clutch oil?

Postby Raj » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:33 pm



Is there a recomended oil for the Gl11000A?



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Wilcoy02
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Re: wet clutch oil?

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:25 pm

I get my oil from mother Honda. The oil also keeps the clutch soaked in the same oil.
Some use rotella.

Do NOT use car motor oil.

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Re: wet clutch oil?

Postby dingdong » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:24 am

ANY motor oil of the proper weight is acceptable as long as is doesn't have friction modifiers added. There is a circle on the back of the container that will say "Energy Conserving". Do not use this with a wet clutch.
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Re: wet clutch oil?

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:11 pm

This pretty much sums up what I was going to write. I will add that I've been running what are called "Heavy Duty Motor Oils" (generally sold for use in Diesel engines) 15-40 weight, for several years now. My favorite used to be Rotella and now it's DELO 400LE... However, the "SuperTech" brand sold by WalMart tests to be about equal in every category to these oils... so it is perfectly suited (again, in my opinion) for use in these engines. None of the oils in this category have "Energy Conserving" additives that *may* cause a wet clutch to slip... anyway, motor oil, is a personal thing for a lot of people... some will angrily defend their views on the subject. I figure it's your engine. Put whatever kind of oil in it that makes you happy. As long as the oil meets engine manufacturer required performance ratings, it will be fine.

dingdong wrote:ANY motor oil of the proper weight is acceptable as long as is doesn't have friction modifiers added. There is a circle on the back of the container that will say "Energy Conserving". Do not use this with a wet clutch.


I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.


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