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post #2681 of 2704 Old 11-05-2019, 07:06 PM
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That's the one.


Thank you. I will give this a try once I finish the Valvoline I have.
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If your oil meets the standards you are good. The standards do not include the **brand** of oil.

We aren't talking about tranny fluid of cvt fluid just motor oil.

We also aren't talking about filters (even though I'm a big proponent of using factory filters for reasons I mentioned earlier

On top of all that there simply hasn't been anyone here reporting an engine failure due to using non-factory branded oil and there is a range of visicosities that the manual talks about.

Go ahead and use any oil you feel like using but please don't spread mistruths about which oil you must use to get warranty protection.

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V- TOM regarding Suzuki oil standards under warranty your QUOTE " If your oil meets the standards you are good. The standards do not include the **brand** of oil.

Your quote is correct. I agree that the Quote above for Suzuki Warranty standards regarding engine/trans oil for motorcycles is correct and you have my apology.
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FWIW, I'm still running 20w50 conventional valvoline. She started right up in -5 degrees this morning

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FWIW, I'm still running 20w50 conventional valvoline. She started right up in -5 degrees this morning
I don't ride today because some ice and snow on the roads (it was -7 which would have been fine.)

Is your bike kept in the cold? Let me know if your temperature display stops giving a number below -10c. Iirc mine says "low" below -10

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Temperature question:
I am going to do MY first oil change on my 2005 Wee, which has 45k on it. I grabbed some Valvoline full synthetic 10w-40 (wet clutch) oil. My question is....
since I live in the mountains where it is very cold, and if I can ride a bit before it snows, during winter if we have a dry spell, in the early spring, should i consider a different weight oil due to the colder tempertatures?
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Temperature question:
I am going to do MY first oil change on my 2005 Wee, which has 45k on it. I grabbed some Valvoline full synthetic 10w-40 (wet clutch) oil. My question is....
since I live in the mountains where it is very cold, and if I can ride a bit before it snows, during winter if we have a dry spell, in the early spring, should i consider a different weight oil due to the colder tempertatures?
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How cold are we talking? Your 10w40 synthetic is good to -20 Celsius. If you’re riding in that cold I want to know what your wearing
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Thanks Webfors,
I'm just thinking in the 20's-30's Fahrenheight. Maybe.
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All the advice here is correct. To winter over change your oil (OEM 10W40 - no special oil is necessary), fill the fuel tank with fuel (this prevents rust from forming due to condensation) and add some stabiliser, remove the battery and trickle charge it regularly, if stored inside cover with an old sheet etc, (NOT plastic or waterproof as this will cause condensation and corrode wiring connectors), and then protect against rodents.
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Thank you Brockie.
I don't have garage space right now, so I'm looking at appropriate covers. Not ideal, but that's how it is.
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I'd almost be inclined to use no cover at all unless you can get a hard-shell. Even breathable ones will flap in the breeze and also harbor moisture.
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