Be careful with the 10W-30. Most 10w-30's I've seen, if not all, have friction modifiers added - will do bad things to your clutch. There is an API seal (round seal, with the outer ring split into an upper and lower half) on the bottle. Look at the seal, if there is any writing in the lower half, don't use it, there are friction modifiers in it that will make your clutch slip. Only use oil with no writing in the lower half of the seal. Safest bet is to get motorcycle oil for wet clutch applicatons. Though I've used 15w-40 diesel engine oil with no problems (no friction modifiers added).i have found that napa has an oil filter #01334 for my VT700C 1985 that is the EXACT same model that is used on my subaru, at least i know i can buy these in bulk now haha.
what is the optimum oil type for this bike? i have found 10W-40 listed in the manual but i put in 10W-30 as i run in colder climates, would this affect the engine at all?
I've been using the K&N also on my 08 VT750C2.. but they call for a 204 instead of the 303. The only difference between the two is the 303 is slightly longer.
question 1 - refer to post 1Oil filter for 2001 Shadow VLX/VT600?
10 W 40 in NYC 60-100 degrees F?
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