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Has anyone run as low as 5 - 40W synthetic? I normally run Mobil1 20-50W but my wife has a heck of a time finding neutral so on a Yamaha dealer recommendation I tried Belray 5-40W synthetic today. She rode it and couldn't believe how easy it is too shift and goes into neutral instantly. I just dont like the thought of 5 weight. We never ride in temperature extremes and usually stay between 60 and 80 degrees.
 

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I use Mobil10W40 synthetic year round. I really doubt that 5W40 would be much different until you get over 95 degrees with hard hill climbing. As long as it is specifically for wet clutches you should be good.
 

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I use the 10w-40 Bel Ray synthetic Blend, it is like magic with the TW from a shifting standpoint. Synthetic is a benefit primarily on the friction modifiers, so other than potentially weeping seals from the "thin" oil, I would have no problem using it. Just my opinion!
 
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