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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-02-2002, 11:19 AM
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gear oil questions


I've been running Golden Spectro 85wt gear oil in my tranny for the past two years. Never any problems. I am hearing from friends that I can run just plain brand gear oil, and even a heavy wt motor oil (like 20w50). Anyone do this? I am more interested in keeping my bike in prime working order than in saving a buck.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-02-2002, 05:55 PM
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Re: gear oil questions

i use bel ray for around home in my 125 and put in 10-40 when we go to the mountains, as it usually gets water in it every day and needs to be changed

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-03-2002, 08:49 PM
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I dont know. I run Mobil 1 full synthetic, i believe 10-30 or 10-40 in my YZ. Its like $4 a quart, but i only need 750ml.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-04-2002, 07:35 AM
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why is there water in your gear oil?????????????

i use silkolene medium weight gear oil

post #5 of (permalink) Old 03-04-2002, 02:30 PM
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Well when I rode strokers I always used ATF.
It's cheap, lets the clutch disengage cleanly, and Is effective at gear protection.
As it's inexpensive, I dropped it regularly to keep it fresh.
Only 750 ml. That's right, Only 750 ml. So chuck it often.
My TTR only has 1300 ml, I drop it every two rides. And I use a good semi synth (Rock oil 10/40)
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2002, 02:21 PM
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he must take it swimming.

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 03-06-2002, 08:50 AM
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if you have water in your gear case your water pump seal is bad. replace it. its like 15 buck for the clutch cover gasket and seal and it takes like 1 hour.

yzeater-i dont see the humor in you name?

are you near tower city or hazelton, where is tarantula town?

post #8 of (permalink) Old 03-06-2002, 09:04 AM
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Why don't you see the humor? I have a CR and it eats YZ's .
Tarentum is about 15 miles north of
Pittsburgh. it's in district 5 mx.


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Re: gear oil questions

Back to topic LOL

Quality oil lasts longer...... thats all there is too it.
I think butter would save the gears for a couple of seconds [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]


yzeater , you should ride with better people, get some compition going. It will make you a better rider.

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post #10 of (permalink) Old 03-06-2002, 01:13 PM
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okay so your west pa

racing the little girls on your block with yz stickers on there tricycles does NOT classify your bike as a "YZeater"!


as far as the oil goes, i took my clutch cover off my bike a month ago and it was perfect. no wear what so ever! and i beat the piss out of bike. good oil, frequent changes.

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