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What Oil do I need.

Hey,

Time for the first oil change of the season and can't remember what filter type to use. I checked the official Kawasaki Service Manual which I own and it did not say, just stating replace the filter and not showing it in the general specs at the front.

Is there a website I should try? I'm buying my stuff from Murrays so they can't help.

Also, I think my carbs need a cleaning. I got some spray on cleaner. My question is, is there a way to do this without removing them and having to redo the timing?

Hope to ride with you guys this Thursday... work has been to busy and long to get motivated to come out.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-28-2007, 05:04 PM
 
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just use GTX10w-40.

And what ever filter it takes.

Use the carb spray through the intake as the bike is running.

You won't need to worry about it that much.

That engine is bullet proof. Just keep good oil in it and your good to go.
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That was my main question how can i figure out what filter I need before I remove the old one. Trying not to drive my truck.
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There's an application guide at amsoil.com that gives you a cross to k&n filters I believe.
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here's a useful link for all bikes.

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterXRef.html
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Crisco provides the buttery goodness your bike deserves!
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just use GTX10w-40.

And what ever filter it takes.

Use the carb spray through the intake as the bike is running.

You won't need to worry about it that much.

That engine is bullet proof. Just keep good oil in it and your good to go.
Ummm yeah,

I would not just use 10-40 automotive oil. The reason being that motorcycles oil has to do double duty as a transmission lubricate and an engine oil.

Also, you really need to have the carbs removed and the jets cleaned if you are having idling or acceleration problems.

If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.

If its a penny for your thoughts and you are putting in your two cents, hey someone's making a penny.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-29-2007, 07:33 AM
 
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Steve, come on....
We all have THOUSAND of miles using automotive oil and this has been debated over and over....
I have used Quaker State 10w-40 in everything I have owned and the current woods mount also...
Look for a Non Low-E oil.... It will say on the SAE circle as energy conserving.... Using a NON type, the addative pack that adds to clutchslip is reduced...
Rottella is another fine oil....
At $9 a quart for MC specific or $1.25 for conventional, I'd rather change my oil 3 times than live on "borrowed" time because it's a MC specific...
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I pay 3.99 /qt for Moto oil.
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I pay 3.99 /qt for Moto oil.
So why did you post up the question?
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