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What kind of oil is recommended?

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Hey everyone, I know this subject has been discussed before, but search won't let me look for anything less than for characters, so oil won't work.

Anyway, I am doing the first oil change on my '05 TW and was wondering if I should get a certain oil, or if any motorcycle oil in general will work? I'm not sure which weight to buy, I plan on ridding the bike through most of the upcoming winter if that makes a difference. Also, I heard that switching to synthetic might not be a bad idea to make shifts smoother? Any thoughts and suggestions are appreciated!
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I've been using the Yamalube 4M 20w-40 marine oil. I figure if it can work in a marine environment, on an outboard that has to operate from takeoff to full speed in just one gear, that it should be about perfect for the TW.
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