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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-09-2004, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Was wondering what type and wt. of engine oil does everyone run? My 450 did not come with a owners manaul. I have been trying to download one off of yamaha's site, but my puter does not want to open it.

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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-09-2004, 11:53 PM
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I use castrol atv 10w40, yamalube 10w40, or anything that is a decent oil in 10w40. Is there any reason to use 20w40? I am just wondering because the yamaha dealer reccomended 10w30 or 10w40. Let me know. Thanks, John

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Spectro 20W50 for me :)

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amsoil 20w50 for me



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How come you guys use 20w50 oil and not 10w40 or 10w30? I am just wondering because I am thinking of switching over if its better to run.

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Honda GN4 20/50 in both my 400EX and YFZ 450.

Been using this oil for years.
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i run yamy 4r 10/30 in the raptor and 450. but is 20/ 50 better? is does get kinda chilly here though.


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I use Yamalube 4R

Its a Semi Synthetic Oil and used for racing. I believe its 10W50

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been thinking bout that oil too.


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i run yamy 4r 10/30 in the raptor and* 450. but is 20/ 50 better? is does get kinda chilly here though.
My Yammy parts guy recommended for me to keep using the 20/50 so I do.

He also stated that Honda is one of the better oils to use.
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ya i ran the honda (shush) oil cuz i think it is better but then my yami dealer is closer to me so i switched back. been thinking bout the 4r though. but it is getting colder out.


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amsoil 20w50 for me
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:stupid amsoil 20w50 for me also

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:stupid amsoil 20w50 for me also
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i am surprised noone said mobile one red top yet.. i sorta wished i started to run that instead of the amsoil.. i can get that stuff at any walmart/parts store the amsoil is getting hard to run up on...



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i am surprised noone said mobile one red top yet.. i sorta wished i started to run that instead of the amsoil.. i can get that stuff at any walmart/parts store the amsoil is getting hard to run up on...
I have 3 dealers in 5 miles form my house plus its cheaper then the yamaha stuff.. Mobile red top I think tey changed the formula.

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i ran the R4. but now after break in i am going with either amsoil or royal purple full synthetic.


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post #20 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-14-2004, 12:01 AM
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Ever try that Valvoline 4 stroke atv oil. I buy it here at autozone once in awhile and it works good too. Its like $3 a quart.

Synthetic oils are a waste of money imho.
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