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    Anyone using the spectra 4 off road SAE 10w40 oil in their TWs? I just picked up a new bike and changed the oil for the first time using this oil....i should be ok with it right? I read the bottle and it says nothing about wet clutch plates etc etc...I also have a question about a tap tap tap tap noise that comes from my engine at idle...is this normal? I just. Adjusted the valves so I know it's not that. I also adjusted the chain and checked timing chain....everything looks good. Is this tap tap tap sound normL for these TWs?





    Thanks for the help. Will start a new thread with pics of my bike.



    here is a quick video that kinda captures the tap noise....you guys who have had these bikes for a while and know how they are suppose to sound may want to chime in.





    http://s809.photobucket.com/albums/z...t=MVI_1782.mp4



    Edit: Spectro 4 oil.....

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    I hesitate to answer......



    It should be motorcycle specific, and say so on the bottle. There are plenty of good ones available.



    Google search turns up no info on Spectra 4.



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    Edit: Spectro 4 oil....says on the bottle....indicated for use in all off road 4 stroke single cylinder motorcycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWBUSHMAN View Post
    Edit: Spectro 4 oil....says on the bottle....indicated for use in all off road 4 stroke single cylinder motorcycles.


    not sure what it costs but rotella 15w-40 triple protection is a good and inexpensive oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Jake- View Post
    not sure what it costs but rotella 15w-40 triple protection is a good and inexpensive oil.
    You get what you pay for. Rotella 3P is a good value. There are better oils available, but they usually cost more. 3P does have the JASO MA rating, so shouldn't have a negative effect on the clutch.



    Of course, there is this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=328478



    As many people post up about slipping clutches, as little oil as a TW uses, and the proven superior protection and performance a premium motorcycle specific ester-based synthetic provides, I'll spend the extra $0.001 cents per miles for the good stuff. Really, that's all it costs if the filter is cleaned and reused. At triple the service life, when the cost of a filter is added, the good stuff is cheaper in the long run.




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