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post #1 of 15 Old 01-04-2012, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of oil should i use??

Hey i just got a 2008 brute Force 650 SRA, it has 140 miles on it. i was wondering what Kawasaki puts in them from new for oil, synthetic or regular oil. I want change it and what to know whats the best oil to go with?? Also whats the best filter?

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Look above your post in the sticky section for filters. Search "oil*" for everything else you wanted to know.

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You can't go wrong with Kawasaki products. I've always run Kawie oil and filters.

It's been said by VFJ that synthetic oil is not as good. If you get water in sythetic oil, it will not mix at all and can wear the bearings out very fast. Regular oil will mix with the water and keep some of it's lubrication qualities.

If you don't want to pay for Kawie oil, Amsoil is the best choice.(0-40)

Don't put automotive oils in there. They are not made for engines with gears in them.

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Don't put automotive oils in there. They are not made for engines with gears in them.
I believe that's only for wet clutch systems.

A lot of people swear by 15w 40 rotella motor oil. I have yet to switch mine to that, but I will as soon as I use the the rest of my oil. I also use the 1" longer purolator oil filter.

As for full synthetics, I wouldn't use them either.

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stock filter is fine. you wont benefit from any aftermarket (not even k&n) i got a twin air in mine. ams oil 0-40 full synthetic for vtwin engines is what i use. i called them and told them what i had and they recommended that oil to me.

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Don't put automotive oils in there. They are not made for engines with gears in them.
I believe that's only for wet clutch systems.
The hi-lo-rev transmission uses the oil in the engine. Automotive oils aren't made to resist gear pressure. And like you said, they are not suitable for wet clutch use. (front diff)

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I am using rotella 15w 40 supposed to best for these motors.Talked v force john

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What if the Kfx 700 has always ran mobile 1 fully synthetic. Bought a Kfx 700 and it has always ran with fully synthetic can I change? It has no problems. It is a 2005.



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What if the Kfx 700 has always ran mobile 1 fully synthetic. Bought a Kfx 700 and it has always ran with fully synthetic can I change? It has no problems. It is a 2005.



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