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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 02:27 AM
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Do more research on here for oil. You will fry your clutch if you dont. Only use oil for wet clutches for mcs. Clutches are like 60 to 80 bucks for just the friction plates btw. There is a post here somewhere on the right certification of oil to look for. Good luck and do not use the rotella.
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OK, I think I got it...

Filter: Anything that fits but not Fram. Check.
Crush Washer: Not needed. One less thing to hunt down. Check
Gasket: Make sure to remove the old one. Good advice. Check.
Oil: Any oil recommended here is OK 'cept what the other guy recommended. Hmmmm...
Actually, I knew I was opening up a Pandora's Box bringing up the "O" word. I've been riding and doing my own basic maintenance for almost 16 years, I've been down that rugged road before.
Each brand (This is my first Suzuki) has it's differences and peculiarities...I'm just trying to narrow things down by asking those in the know. There's a lot to be learned that isn't always represented in the manuals.


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Howsis?

Mobil 1 15W-50 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil

It seems to cover all the bases.

Sorry to be a bit dense, but I've been using the same T6 oil in my previous bikes for over a decade and I'm a bit out of the loop on other products. Some of the recommendations I've found while searching have been well out of date, too. (Red Cap, f'instance...it looks like it's no longer made or at least, I can't find it around here.)

If it's good to go, I'll go get it.


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Get it. It's the next thing to Mobil1 20W50 VTwin without the price tag.
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That's the stuff you want. It covers all the bases, provided the most protection and it isn't super expensive either.
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Thanks for the info and confirmations.

It looks like the K&N 138 filter is available nearby, too.

I also read a previous topic where it warned not to install the aftermarket filter with two full turns as recommended in the manual, the normal "hand tight" being enough.

All I need now is a nice warm day when I get a bit closer to my first moto/camping trip (usually in late April) and I'll get the job done.

I'm sure I'll have other questions as I become more familiar with the bike. I've already narrowed down the squawking noise coming from the front end as the speedometer cup, thanks to this site. That'll be another topic on another day.

The bike has already been on several long trips since last summer, including the Sturgis Rally. The dealer that I purchased it from had assured me all the maintenance had been done and it was good to go.
This year, it's now up to me.


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while your at it, take the 5 extra minutes and change the gear oil too.
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Whats the big hurry...slow down and enjoy the ride!

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while your at it, take the 5 extra minutes and change the gear oil too.
I'll do that, too. I just have to stock up on some fresh product.
My previous bike which I had for 8 years, was a chain drive...no gear oil needed. The gear oil I have back in the shed was for the bike before that. I'm sure it's only good for recycling now.

I'm attempting to establish a zero point from which to schedule future maintenance. Even though the dealer said everything was freshly done, I have to get around to doing all this stuff myself anyway so I might as well get to it early. Spark Plugs, too. A new riding season beckons.

The brake fluid is still nice and clear so I'll wait on that. I know the coolant is good for now, too.

Of course, the moment it gets warm enough for me to start thinking about this, we get another fresh snowfall. I guess winter will not let itself be ignored yet.


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Napa gold filter !

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Rotella t6 has the Jaso rating for wet clutches. I use it in my valkyrie trike, royal star tour deluxe and my Suzi bobber. NO PROBLEMS EVER.
Been using t6 many years.

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