High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
Don’t want to start an “oil thread” but I have to say that I’ve used car oil in all my bikes ever since I started riding 50yrs ago. Car oil is all that I have ever used in my 76 g-wing since it was new and horror of horrors even have only used synthetic car oils since about 1980 in it. The clutch is fine inspite of that along with some serious abuse by street/drag racing it. Never a problem !
The only clutch I’ve ever had fail is in my 80 CBX which had only ever been drag raced before I got it, changing to mobil1 in it’s already wounded clutch probably hastened it’s demise. So personally I think the “car oils cause clutch failures” is an old wives tale spread by the oil companies so they can charge 2-3 times the price for “bike” specific oils, pure bunk imho.
Red rock, the k+n oil filter you used is one if the best internally that I’ve cut apart (I’ve cut a bunch apart), the only issue I’m aware of with them is the one’s with the nut had a problem with leaking where the nuts were welded on, but that’s it ! Internally they are one of the best made I have seen, the only real crap filter is anything from Fram. My .02.
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !
Last edited by passx; 11-19-2020 at 09:22 AM.