Engine Oil recommendation for xr650r
I am the second owner of a 2000 xr650r with 8000 km's on it mainly being road usage. I am going to be changing the oil myself from now on. I am considering which oils to use and am wondering what your experinces are. I live in australia so temperatures range from 0 to 35C where I live so i'm looking at 10-40w and 20-50w. I'm considering either the semi-synthetic Motul 5100 or a shell semi or fully synthetic oil. As i don't know which oils the previous owner used will it matter if changing the type of oil, i.e. mineral to synthetic. I've also been recommended Belray oils. My riding normally consists of 50% road(hard riding) and the rest pretty intense off-road. Thanks for your thoughts.
The most important thing to remember is to get a motorcycle specific oil. The oil in your bike has to not only lube your crank /piston/valve train but, the clutch and gear type transmission. The wet clutch and gear transission is a unique situation not dealt with by automotive oil manufacturers.
Bel Ray is good. And if you aren't sure what to get. Just stick with any of the major manufacturers, Until you find the oil YOU swear by. http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/smile.gif
Viscosities are listed in all manuals and if you dont have it, buy it. If you can't buy it. Im sure the parts guy will look if your buying oil.
Hope that helps.
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