Re: Quick Trans Oil question

Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /
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> Josiah Radebaugh Wrote:

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> Probably should've specified, it'd be in a V1. I was just curious

> because I cant find 20w anywhere around here and was wondering how

> different a thicker oil would effect clutch grab.

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> What's the point in having non detergent?

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> Does is damage rubber bits or does it foam too much?

30 weight non-detergent will work fine too. Non detergent is the important part. The cleaning detergents in modern oils are designed to keep the dirt, carbon, and debris suspended in the oil so that it gets filtered out when it goes through an oil filter. We dont have sumps or oil filters on mopeds or older bikes, so we use non detergent, which allows all that debris to settle into a sludge that remains uncirculated in the bottom of the transmission/gearbox. That, and the detergents can be pretty harsh on the old clutch material sometimes.

I've used Shell ND30 that I've found at my local Advance Auto Parts, $7 a quart.

I've also used Motul Transoil 10w30 with good success in Minarelli V1

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