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I'm wondering if you guys know any oil that I can use for my 125 that doesn't cost 15 per oil change like the Ams oil I'm using now. If you know any oil that works with wet clutches and I don't have to spend a lot on please let me know

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Wal Mart Diesel oil, Rotella white bottle or cheap Wally ATF Type F are the cheapest to use.

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Wal Mart Diesel oil, Rotella white bottle or cheap Wally ATF Type F are the cheapest to use.

Will rotella still work well with the wet clutch?

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2-stroke gearboxes usually aren't picky, anything from a 'thin' ATF to a more viscous 15W-40 will work.

I've tried them all including expensive stuff and for my usage found a diesel rated 10W-30 shifts the best.

 

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Atf type F = cheap! Rotella is a superb oil but will hang the clutches a bit til it gets warmed up but quality is excellent!

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Like the other guy said above--smokers don't care.  I use whatever 10w40 is on sale, or the Rotella stuff.  

Maybe it's just my imagination, but there was a brief period in my life where I was using motorcycle specific gearbox oils, and it actually seemed like I started having clutch issues.

I've never been able to detect any "shift quality" differences between various types of oils.  I'm not saying they are not there.  I just can't tell myself, as I'm usually too focused on avoiding trees to be pondering my gearbox function.

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Clutch drag as mentioned, especially cold, is the only difference I've ever felt between oils. For dead engine starts less clutch drag is more critical.

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In my case it's not really clutch feel but actually shift quality, for some reason

either with thin ATF-F or thicker 15W-40 and everything in between I was getting regular missed shifts/false neutrals.

 

An on-going problem during a 4 year period no matter the lubricant I tried but since the switch to

a cheap (re-branded) diesel rated 10W-30 last season, that issue has become pretty much non-existant.

 

Even the expensive Motul TransOil 10W-30 did not shift this well.

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Like the other guy said above--smokers don't care.  I use whatever 10w40 is on sale, or the Rotella stuff.  
Maybe it's just my imagination, but there was a brief period in my life where I was using motorcycle specific gearbox oils, and it actually seemed like I started having clutch issues.
I've never been able to detect any "shift quality" differences between various types of oils.  I'm not saying they are not there.  I just can't tell myself, as I'm usually too focused on avoiding trees to be pondering my gearbox function.

Haha thank you, and yes I agree my clutch seems to be slipping a little after the new oil so I'm hoping the rotella will fix that

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I use this, get at most auto parts stores.IMG_1857.thumb.jpg.e40bfe4ec1f8085c1ad8da7d57be691e.jpg
Cost $9.99 a quart.

I run the 20-50 full synthetic in my Harley and 10-40 in everything else good stuff been doing it for years

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