Can anyone recommend oil and an oil filter for an '09 650R? I am planning on changing my oil for the first time this weekend and have no idea what to get. I dont think I want to switch to synthetic quite yet. Any help would be appreciated.
I use castrol from Walmart in my 07. 10W-40. The filters are a pain to find around here so I usually order 6 at a time off of ebay for about 30 bucks. Im at school right now or Id tell ya the fram filter number but its at home. If you want it message me and Ill get it to you in a few hours.
I have another question about the oil. I know I am supposed to stay away from some type of energy saving oil, but what tells be if it is energy saving or not. I see some say sae and some do not, is that what that means?
why does it matter to get motorcycle oil? Also, can someone tell me which is better to run in hot weather, 5w30 or 10w40? I just put 5w30 synthetic in my bike cause I live in SC but then someone told me if I lived in warmer climate I should run 10w40 instead...
You can see the words "energy conserving" or similar on the back of the bottle. I currently use Mobil 1 synthetic motorcycle oil. I figure it's cheap insurance since I'm planning on putting a whole lot of miles on the bike (It has 8357 miles on it since purchased new in Oct '10)
Last oil change I switched to the SuperTech filter after reading about oil filters. Much cheaper and made by Champion.
I wouldn't put a fram oil filter on my lawnmower. They break down on the cardboard ends tat are glued on and bypass. Everyone else crimps on the filter media. Everyone except fram. I cut open filters inspect them when I change oil and couldn't believe how shoddy they are made. I found several that had come apart and had not been filtering the oil at all.