What is good automotive oil to use in a motorcycles?
- River EuphratesLv 72 weeks ago
Depends greatly on the type of motorcycle.
Some have wet clutches that require special oil.
- 3 weeks ago
We use Rock Oil in all our motorcycles and never experienced any problems, so I recommend that.
- OrestesLv 43 weeks ago
The best oil for your motorcycle is the one recommended by the manufacturer
Honda-lube for Honda
Yama-lube for Yamaha
Harley-lube for Harleys
Other then that, I've used Valvoline
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Usually what the motorcycle maker recommends (their specific weight) Brands are just different companies selling the same thing. Usually there is a picture of a motorcycle on it.
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- RichardLv 63 weeks ago
whatever your owner's manual recommends...
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
How difficult is it to download a manual and read it?
It could save you a fortune.
- adamLv 53 weeks ago
You didnt say what make and model. I will just guess its a modern import with a unitised engine/transmission. Never use automotive oil in this type of motorcycle as it doesnt have enough sheer resistance to run in the transmission. Dont use it in a Harley either. Need to use oil designed for air cooled motorcycles such as Mobile One Vee twin formula. I use Amsoil in my Harleys. Bottom line use a motorcycle specific oil . Preferably what ever the maker of your motorcycle says is best.
- CBLv 73 weeks ago
Any of the correct weight the doesn't say Energy Conserving on the API symbol as they do not work well with wet clutches. To be safe a motorcycle oil is recommended.
- ExoplanetLv 73 weeks ago
Depends on the bike, but the correct viscosity, for sure. Diesel oil can work in the old BMW airheads (R-bikes), but they have dry, automotive-type clutches, a separate gearcase with gear oil, and shaft drive. Sure helps to know how your bike works--butcha don't tell us that. Going with what's recommended in the owner's manual is generally safe.
- jimanddottaylorLv 73 weeks ago
If your motorcycle has a wet clutch, it is important to use Motorcycle oil instead of automobile oil. As I recall, this is designated MA on the bottle/jug. Read your owner's manual