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post #1 of 16 Old 10-07-2013, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Wanting suggestions for fluids...

Hello All,

I'm new to owning a bike, yet I've ridden for years. I'm wondering what you all would suggest for engine oil after I reach the first 600mi...also what brand air filter you would recommend.
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Rotella is what i used, it's really good stuff, well worth it. Not sure what grade of oil the FZ09 calls for though.
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In the manual the FZ09 will take any oil depending on anticipated ambient temperature range so it is not one of those finicky bikes that is recommended to take only one grade of oil or some weird grade or specifying synthetic. So the baseline oil is Yammalube regular dino 10-40 for most conditions, you can try a different grade if you ride in the desert or arctic.
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Just FYI, today you can get quality synthetic blends or full synthetic oil at a good price from most local auto supply shops. Compared to non-synthetics, synthetics use to be outrageous but today they are reasonable depending on your source.

In the long run you can save a good bit of money providing your own fluids (specially if you use synthetics) if someone else is doing the service.
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Just FYI, today you can get quality synthetic blends or full synthetic oil at a good price from most local auto supply shops. Compared to non-synthetics, synthetics use to be outrageous but today they are reasonable depending on your source.

In the long run you can save a good bit of money providing your own fluids (specially if you use synthetics) if someone else is doing the service.
Just need to make sure there no friction modifier (not good for the clutch). Rotella is one of the only oil available that is suitable for motorcycle. They have 15W40 dino oil (what I use while breaking in the engine) and the blue can is 5W40 full synth.
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Just need to make sure there no friction modifier (not good for the clutch). Rotella is one of the only oil available that is suitable for motorcycle. They have 15W40 dino oil (what I use while breaking in the engine) and the blue can is 5W40 full synth.
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It's why i stick with them, they have all the right stuff, and their products are fairly easy to find.

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I have always heard about rotella butnever had the chance to use them. Might have to give them a try. where do you guys get your fluids anyways?


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I have always heard about rotella butnever had the chance to use them. Might have to give them a try. where do you guys get your fluids anyways?
Most Auto parts store have it. Look in the heavy duty oil. It's a white and yellow can 15W40 is the dino oil, the blue can is the full syth stuff. All that with a Mobile M1-110.

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Thanks I'm gonna keep my eyes out for it


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oil is an eternal debate.

motul seems to be well reviewed on many websites i frequent.



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