How many quarts if oil does a yamaha vstar 650 take and will 10-30 b good
How many quarts if oil does a yamaha vstar 650 take and will 10 30 b good
Craig.. you're looking for the JASO MA cert. That's approved for wet clutches. I have run it in every bike I own.
However.. I'd run the thicker 15w-50 not 5w40
Sorry.. Bryan Smith see above.
Manual on my 1100 says 10/40 or the Yamaha stuff, no mention of 20/50 at all
this is good to know i have to change mine this weekend
Joe Keener it says that cause of the wet clutch, there is no real reason to use yamalube. A higher viscosity oil is going to better coat your engine and protect from wear and tear. U can get Mobil 1 synthetic 20w50 at advance auto parts for like $8 a quart, u have to make sure it's for a wet clutch though. I would never run yamalube or a lower weight then what I use, it's to hot here in GA and sitting at a red light in 100 degree weather my bike runs cool and smooth.
Guys. JASO MA is the cert on any oil regardless of what it days it's for, that is approved for motorcycles with wet clutches.
It is real simple. Not rocket science. Go to the web site that Kris Crane has provided earlier in this discussion and it layes it out so easy a caveman could do it. The web page is for an 1100 but the oil information is the same.
My owners manual, does say 20/40 though