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What oil are you all using in your gear box?

What are you putting in your gear box?  

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  1. 1. What are you putting in your gear box?

    • 80-85w gear oil
      228
    • 10w-40 engine oil
      276
    • 10w-30 engine oil
      29
    • 15w-50 engine oil
      84
    • something else
      92


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Are you using 80-85w gear oil, 10w-40 engine oil, 10w.30 engine oil, 15-50 engine oil or something else? if its something else than what is it?

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I've tried many brands and weights. Only happy with Honda trans oil (red bottle). Its the only stuff that makes my bike shift smooth. Its harder to click it into another gear with any other oil.

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50/50 mix of Red Line LightWeight, and Super LightWeight, ShockProof Gear Oil...

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5w-30 and the trans shifts very nice.

I used this for the winter. I will probably try a 15-40 for the summer.

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10w40 amsoil...no problems with a ton of hours. well, at least no problems with the one i have owned since new in 02. the used 02 i bought, dont get me started. owner must have thought adding oil when it was low was changing it, tith all the nagging problems i have ran into.

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15w-40 Shell Rotella-T. Can't say it always clicks into gear nicely, but never thought to blame the oil. The protection is supposed to be the best for the money.

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Rotella T 15w-40. At around $6.50 per gallon at Wally World. IMHO, anything else you are paying too much.

Cheers,

David

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We are using Honda 80/85 trans oil in our 04 crf 250r and 05 crf450r. We started out using same honda gn4 in the trans as we did on the engine side, but both clutches went out within a month of each other. :naughty: Our Honda dealer told us to stop using engine oil and go with trans oil. Have not had any problems since. :naughty: Have since went to Mobile 1 syn in engines.

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I was told by the guys at Honda to run HP-4 in the trans: 10W-40 Gold bottle.And to use HP-4m Silver bottle in the engine. I have used these for two years of supermoto/motocross racing without any kind of oil related problem or undue wear on engine parts. I am sure that there are other good oils, but these have worked well for me so i didn't switch.

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