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Renato Braz 12 Oct 2006 10:01

Wilderness weekend with XR600

In two weeks I will spend a wilderness weekend in Mozambique with a friends XR600.

Can anyone advice on what to check prior to departing to make sure that i wont have problems?

Can I change the oil and use regular (car) gasoline 20w50 oil? Regular oil will work well with the wet clutch or do I have to look for special motorcycle oil?




beat_ 12 Oct 2006 18:19

you can use car oil but it will kill your bike in the end:hang: , but you dont want that do you?

car oil does not have the additives to lubbricate the gears:oops2: and will make you clutch slip
cars usually have a dry clutch

20w50 wil be fine i think for the african climat (warmer then eu)

RichLees 15 Oct 2006 15:54

we had no choice but to use 20w50 and even sae40. no clutch slip and no gearbox trouble. I wouldn't do that to my 14,000rpm ZX6, but a big donkey like the XR will be fine. enjoy mozambique - the people are great

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