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post #1 of 7 Old 10-28-2008, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone tell what is the best oil and weight to use in my recent purchase 2006 KLR 650 1300 miles? Also tire pressure for me and the passenger Me 175 Passenger 150 (325 people weight)total
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-28-2008, 11:38 AM
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Might I suggest spending 5 minutes to search for the terms "OIL" and another search for "Tire Pressure". You will get the same responses all over again here with each and every person saying a different oil and tire pressure.
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Agree. You'll get a lot more info in a search. Prolly more than you really want.
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LOL I'll go ahead and give my two cents for what it is worth.
Oil weight. I only use 10W40. Castrol 4T from O'Reilly's.

Tire pressure. Your people weight is just under my 'person' weight, lol.
Ran 28-30 front
32-34 rear
This is obviously for on highway use. If your going into gravel or dirt rodes I suggest @ 20 in the front and 24 in the rear, but, make sure and air up if you do a fair amount of distance on highway again. A cheap $20 air compressor from walmart is great to have on hand.

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Dx what is 4t mean sorry for the stupid Question
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I would think it means 4-stroke motorcycle oil. Am I right DX?

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4T is the brand of Castrol oil..It is motorcycle oil 4T=40 weight. It will say 10W40 on the bottle..

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