Planning on changing out the oil in my new-to-me '98 Kawi 300 4x4. Awaiting my Clymer manual to arrive. Do I have to use a special oil because of this is a wet sump engine/transmission? BTW - I will change the filter as well with a Wix/NAPA Gold.
I hate to resurrect an old thread but I have a similar question. I just bought a new-to-me 1997 Kawasaki Bayou 300 4X4 and replaced the oil filter and cleaned the air filter and changed the oil using autozone's brand 10w-30 oil. I've notice a little slipping if I was to gas it mostly in the high gears. It happened maybe twice when I went riding around for a few minutes this afternoon after I changed the oil. Could this be because of the oil that I used? Or do I need to adjust the clutch?
It did feel slow to take off. As if the clutch wasn't releasing fast enough in the low gears. I noticed it more when my wife hopped on the back and took her for a ride. I'm assuming because of the additional weight it was harder on the clutch.
BTW This is my first semi-auto clutch system bike. I owned a 96 mojave before this which was a regular dirt bike clutch system. So I'm a little new to this type of system. Thanks in advance for the help!