I got an 05 ninja 250 with 9400 miles about a month ago, did a oil change a couple days ago vans now my clutch is shifting funny. Up shifting is a little clunky and some times down shifting it wants to stick. Any ideas?
It's 10w 40
I think I actually over filled it a little and no I didn't adjust anything.
I know it's not motorcycle oil but I looked around threw the forum and it seemed like most ppl don't use motorcycle oil.
They call it motorcycle oil for a reason. Bikes need good quality oil that has good shear strength and additives for a wet clutch. (I think two of the differences are, or used to be, phosphorus for bike clutches and moly for car oil) I use, and have always used 10-w40 Mobil One Synthetic in all of my bikes with no problems and lots of miles. Some people do have great luck with car oil, (but why risk it?) Safe riding!
I haven't noticed any difference between motorcycle oil and good quality car oil. I've used both multiple times. From my experience, if you get good quality oil of either kind that is of the correct weight, it's not gonna make a huge difference. However, since the first oil change, all I've used is fully synthetic, and would definitely recommend fully synthetic oil