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    Member Senior Dirt Dog's Avatar
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    What kind and what type of Oil is best to use for the TW200 2012 model?

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    Oh crap! Here we go!
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    I have used castrol10-40. Mobile one. Some use synthetic and helps with smoother shifting. Just about anything will work. If you ride in really hot or really cold temps adjust the weight accordingly. 10-30 for cold and 15-40 or 15-50 for hot temps. Look up the owners manual for details.
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    Motorcycle specific motor oil.The majority of automotive oils have friction modifiers in them(Energy conserving star burst symbol on the back of the container)....wouldn't use them.Yes,alot of riders do use synthetic....Amsoil,Mobile-1 etc(bike hold's just a micron over one quart.....so the $$$ for synthetic is moot).There are good conventional oil's out there,but with a synthetic(after the bike is broke in)the bike will shift smoother and run less hot.Some folks run heavier oil in the summer,but,if the manufacturer recommends 10w-40 or what-have-you,that's what I'd run; there's alot of fluid dynamics involved in their decision making process for what oil(s) to run in what temperature.The first number...10w,15w, etc. is perceived to be a "start-up" oil weight...there's no reason to go heavier on that spec.(non I can see anyway)....if a person goes higher on the last number,again your going out of a specified range.......the aforementioned is my opinion,from what I've read and experienced.

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    search google site:tw200forum.com oil

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    Just make sure it is JASO-MA spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSwede View Post
    Just make sure it is JASO-MA spec.


    This is what I was trying to get at in my above post......very important.

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