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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so this may be a dumb question. I have an 03 VLX and I was wondering what type of oil I should use or what everyone might recommend.
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there is a excellent "sticky" post on this forum. do read it, it found it very informative.
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Make sure whatever oil you choose, it is wet clutch compatible. I use oil that is specificly labeled motorcycle oil. But that's me...best of luck to you.
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I use T6 Rotella and it works just find. It's really up to you and what makes you comfortable, though.

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If you want to know what brand of oil I use, P/M me and I'll tell you.
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you want an oil that is suitable for your climate. 10w 40 will most likely work. Then decide synthetic or convential. The sticky on oil is great. I've settled on Mobil 1. 10w40 mc oil. mostly because with the extreeme heat here I felt better with synthetic and Mobil 1. Many good choises available however and most will protect your bike just fine
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Big thing no matter what brand you use make sure it DOES NOT SAY "Energy Conserving" one the bottle or gal. jug. Ive used the Mobile 10w40 Motocycle oil and I have used the Shell Rotella T6. Only thing I noticed with the Rotella was more valve noise.

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Thanks everyone for the info.
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