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Share your thought about adding oil additives in engine? 10 Sep 2019 23:45 #810677

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Share your thought about adding oil additives in engine? It will affect any transmission?

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Share your thought about adding oil additives in engine? 11 Sep 2019 05:30 #810683

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I've never run any additive in any of my bikes, going back to the late 1960's. As long as the motor oil meets modern JASO MA specs for use with wet clutches, and viscosity requirements as indicated by the bike's manufacturer, it should be good as it comes out of the bottle.

The main thing to consider with using modern motor oils in bikes with wet clutches is to avoid the "energy saving" or "resource conserving" automotive oils that contain friction modifiers that can negatively affect wet clutches. These are usually 10w-30 and below, although we've seen reports of at least one 10w-40 motor oil that has the "resource conserving" mark on the label.

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Share your thought about adding oil additives in engine? 11 Sep 2019 05:30 #810684

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Bad idea. Keep in mind that the clutch is bathed in motor oil, so any additives may negatively effect the clutch plates. Just be sure the motor oil you use is marked "JASO-MA" and you'll be ok. JASO-MA is the standard for motor oil in engines with wet clutches. Ed
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Share your thought about adding oil additives in engine? 11 Sep 2019 06:33 #810688

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Don't.
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Share your thought about adding oil additives in engine? 11 Sep 2019 09:11 #810701

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Snake oil.

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Share your thought about adding oil additives in engine? 11 Sep 2019 09:43 #810707

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If you need an oil additive you got the wrong oil.

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Share your thought about adding oil additives in engine? 11 Sep 2019 16:08 #810720

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I add some Marvels Mystery Oil to the crank case a head of doing a oil change and ride a hundred miles or so before draining it out
78 KZ1000 A2A

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Share your thought about adding oil additives in engine? 11 Sep 2019 16:39 #810722

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Or a bit of sea-foam, just before the oil change. Other than that, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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