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Can i use regular oil?

Can i use plain oil for a oil change? When i did changes on my VTX it just had to be non energy conserving?
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Absolutely not. It must be wet clutch compatible. If you don't use an oil compatible your clutch will start slipping!


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Absolutely not. It must be wet clutch compatible. If you don't use an oil compatible your clutch will start slipping!
That is the reason behind non conservative, so it doesn't affect the clutch. never had a problem with my VTX 1800 slipping the clutch.
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it will tell you on the bottle if it is wet clutch safe


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That is the reason behind non conservative, so it doesn't affect the clutch. never had a problem with my VTX 1800 slipping the clutch.
I'm not tryin to convince you use an oil made for wet clutch but it a must in these quads. As stated above just look on the bottle to see the compatibility. Here is a link so you can download the manual. http://www.hondaatvforums.net/forums...all-years.html


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My understanding is that regular auto type oil contains additives to improve lubracation, resist sludging, and the such. In wet cluched vehicles ie atvs and motorcycles those addidtives are circulated and because of the porsusness*? of the disks the addidtives are collected there and eventually reduce fiber/ plate grip thus ruining your clutch plates.
As stated above you need to be sure the oil is made for use in wet cluch applications.

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I'm running castrol rs 4t. I have 10w-50, should have 10w-40, but grabbed wrong bottle.

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Ok i'll look into it more. The bike was a wet clutch also, always ran regular car oil (syn) and as long as the label did not say energy conserving, because some do some don't. Maybe less additives with no label???
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10-40 be ok for winter?
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