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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-29-2010, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Oil type for 250R

Ok now I know that I should be using motorcycle 10W-40 oil in my 2007 Kawi Ninja 250R BUT that was all Advance Auto Parts had. I picked up 6 quartz of Valvoline SAE 10W-40 4 Stroke oil for ATV.

Would that work for the motorcycle or do I need to go back to the store and return it for motorcycle specific oil. Please let me know if that is ok for 250 otherwise I`ll go and return it tomorrow. thanks in advance for your assistance.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 06:52 PM
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The important thing is the JASO rating. The JASO additive contains a friction modifier for the wet clutch. As long as it meets the current API standard (I'm sure it will, Vavoline is on top of that stuff) and says JASO, the oil will be fine.
I run 10w40 Amsoil motorcycle oil in my bike. I have had good luck with amsoil, and scientifically, it is damn good stuff.

One more thing......
Don't spend money with Advance!! Support local (OK, its still Virginia, so it counts) business. At the NAPA jobber I work at, we have oil and filter on the shelf. PM me, and I will ship you an oil change.
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