You are correct about looking at the 'S' rating of the oils. Motorcycle specific oils have different additives then auto oils. There is much debate over whether a SL oil is okay to run in a wet clutch motorcycle, and a lot of people (like myself) run it because they have never had a problem using them.Robotben311 said:I think you guys are missing the point. You should be aware of the type of oil as well.
You should use special motorcycle oil rated SF or SG by the API. If you look on the back of most oil cartons in an Auto Zone type retailer, you will not find SG or SF type oil. Most synthetics are rated SL, SM, CF and that is all I can remember off the top of my head. Look in your manual and go to Dennis kirk and and look a the type of oil not just the viscosity.
Thank you! My thoughts too.phelix said:I personally would rather spend a few bucks more and know i am using something good and that is it designed for what i own. Rather a few bucks more than possibly alot of bucks later. Im not at all bashing anyone who uses regular oil or non moto oil. This is just my own personal opinion