Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Riding around the USofA
I switch to a 10W-40 during the cold months, and back to the 20W-40/50 in the warm months. I also use Castrol oil now. I started out with the Kawasaki oil, until the owner of our Kawasaki shop told me I could use regular car oil, so I switched to the tech 2000 from wally world. Somewhere around 20 K I decided to switch to the synthedic stuff, but as soon as I did I started getting "seepage" around some of the gaskets. So then I switched back to the Castrol, and go from 10W to 20W depending on the weather.
I do change the oil and filter every 1500-2000 miles. I think changing it more often and using the cheaper oil is better that streaching out the changes and using the high $$ oils. The KLR has almost 28,000 miles on it now. (it is an A-18)
Eagle Mike had said something about tearing down a motor that had be using the high $$ oil, but not changing it as often, and the results were NOT good for the high $$ oil.
I use the tech 2000 oil in my 1998 ranger, sometimes I will use the synthedic mix, and once every other year I'll splerge and use the full synthedic in it. I do change the oil every 3000 miles, and the truck has 197,875 miles on it now.
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