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Oil in your vstar

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  1. 320
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    Ok, I don't have a manual for my 650 and its time to do that first oil change (for me, first one since I purchased this used)

    My question is, what kind of weight do I use for this model or a motorcycle for that matter. Thanks for the help.

    Lee

  2. rocgman
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    20w-50 summer 10w-40 winter

  3. Bulltok
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    Quote:
    Ok, I don't have a manual for my 650
    MigejCojode posted a link to an online service manual for the 650. Click on the thread link below.

    http://www.ymhmotoboard.com/

  4. ntderminador
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    You can get a Clymer manual for around $25 on line or on eBay. Very valuable investment and cheap when you compare that price to the cost of even an oil change at the shop ( $59.99 hereabouts, $50 of which is labor).

    Even someone with my non-existent mechanical abilities can work on a bike with my Clymer manual at hand...

    20-50 when temps are above 40 degrees, 10-40 when below 40 degrees. Synthetic or regular is up to you. Synthetic makes engine run cooler, but costs quite a bit more. I'll use regular oil. In addition to being cheaper, I think it is better at suspending & moving metal bits & crud to the filter...

  5. tillikaff
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    I use 10-40 synthetic. Whatever you use just make sure that it is a motorcycle specific oil for wet clutches.

  6. Sjperflj
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    Royal Purple 20W50 Max-Cycle Synthetic Motorcycle Oil in both my 650 Star and Vic/kingpin, yes yes I know that it is $$$, but with 8k between changes and the performance I get from it. to me it's worth it

  7. Trollpj
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    I changed my oil at 600 with regular MC oil and about 1200 miles switched to Amsoil 10w40 MC oil

    amsoil.com

    Expensive but the bike deserves it

  8. tmzcaine
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    For my 600 mile oil change/service I put in Mobil 1 Synthetic V-Twin 20W50. As with some others, it's a bit on the pricey side ($8.69/qt) but my ride is worth it.

  9. 320
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    All the information is much appreciated!

    Thanks

  10. MigejCojode
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    10w40 Yamalube semi synth.

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