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Motul makes the 100% synthetic for Kawasaki but not their regular oil. Comes in 10W40 only. The BBR factory team and the team from Classic Honda Parts out of TX both use Motul 5100 10W40. Motul is Ester based which has a stonger film strength than other types on SYN and also is statically charged so it hangs on the your metal parts. No metal to metal start ups.
 

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It depends on who's oil you use. A few years ago Motorcycle manufactures went away from the API rating which were made for cars. Now the standard to look for is JASO MA. The Japanese manufactures have their own test, There are several components with one being a wet clutch friction test to make sure oils are not to slippery. On the back of a bottle that has been tested and passed you will find a box with MA and the approval number above it. If an oil passes this test you will not have clutch slippage problems. Motul make an oil called 3000, just petroleum, 5100 is a semi syn and E-Tech 100 is a full syn. All have passed the test and are rated JASO MA. So Motul's full Synthetic is no slipperier than our petroleum. Our top of the line is 300V, 100% Synthetic, it's what our factory teams use. It is not a JASO MA, it passes the friction test but we will not change the chemistry of the formula to meet the other JASO standards. It's a race formula for heavily modified race motors. We know it works because the Factory Moto GP teams as well as our Factory World Superbike teams help to develop these formulas

There is a new rating that came out this year and it's a JASO MA2. We have already been tested and passed on all three of the oils mentioned above. With packaging and labeling laws we cannot label both MA and MA2 on the same label. You will not see the box with MA2 until more bikes require it.
 

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motulken said:
It depends on who's oil you use. A few years ago Motorcycle manufactures went away from the API rating which were made for cars. Now the standard to look for is JASO MA. The Japanese manufactures have their own test, There are several components with one being a wet clutch friction test to make sure oils are not to slippery. On the back of a bottle that has been tested and passed you will find a box with MA and the approval number above it. If an oil passes this test you will not have clutch slippage problems. Motul make an oil called 3000, just petroleum, 5100 is a semi syn and E-Tech 100 is a full syn. All have passed the test and are rated JASO MA. So Motul's full Synthetic is no slipperier than our petroleum. Our top of the line is 300V, 100% Synthetic, it's what our factory teams use. It is not a JASO MA, it passes the friction test but we will not change the chemistry of the formula to meet the other JASO standards. It's a race formula for heavily modified race motors. We know it works because the Factory Moto GP teams as well as our Factory World Superbike teams help to develop these formulas

There is a new rating that came out this year and it's a JASO MA2. We have already been tested and passed on all three of the oils mentioned above. With packaging and labeling laws we cannot label both MA and MA2 on the same label. You will not see the box with MA2 until more bikes require it.


Can the semi-synthetic oils be used with these cintrifigal clutches that the 110's have without slippage ?
 

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if anyone remembers, harley didn't want synthetic oil used in their air cooled motors because "it was to slippery and causes the clutch plates to slip to much which burned out clutches" which was a bunch of crap. they also didn't want you to use any other oil but harley oil because of the additives that were specially formulated for air cooled motors. in the last 3 years harley has changed their mind about synthetics and now have a synthetic oil line marketed under the harley brand.



in my opinion either regular or synthetic oil is good to use depending if your are eco friendly then full synthetic is the way to go. change your oil regularly for instance after every race or after 2-3 trail rides. any brand oil will work just as long as you are up on changing it regularly.
 

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No problem. I have a stock crf 50, a hopped up 88 and ttr90, I bought them used. The first thing I do is dump whatever is in it then I switch to the 5100 semi syn. After several ride then I switch to the 300V 5W40 full synthetic. This is the top of the line for motul it's what the Moto GP and and World superbike teams use. I weigh 200lbs and even though the stocker and the TTR are my sons I ride all three and have never had a problem. We race with SEMRA and have do track days on them.The 5100 Semi syn is what the factory BBR/Monster/Motul team uses as well as the Team from CHP (Classic Honda Parts out of TX)
 

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Personally i think all oil is pretty much the same stuff..



i run shell 10-40 and just keep up on it and you should be fine..
 
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