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Is 10W50 ok for hot climate.

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Not many great choices for engine oil in my part of the world.

Was using Total 15W50 synthetic which was the best available locally.

They've discontinued that and now offering 10W50 synthetic for 4 stroke motorcycles.

Is 10W50 ok for hot climates, in fact, could it be more suitable than 15W50 ?

Read the oil threads, couldn't find a clear answer.

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Its fine, The second number is the more important one. many people run 10/50

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It should be fine. The important number is 50. It would be best if it was full ester.

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the first weight is cold weight, as oil gets hotter it gets less viscus, the second weight represents the viscosity at operating temperature, if you are always in a warm enviroment then the "50" is all that applies to you, if you wanted to go start up your bike in minnesota during the winter you would want as low of viscosity as you could get IE a 5w-- becuase you start off warmer a 15w50 may even be better in desert or hot enviroments

does that make sense?

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I really don't know how else to stress this...

Fresh oil is the best oil! So many people focus on weight, full ester, synthetic, moto specific, etc.

If we focused on just changing our oil as much as we cared about what oil, we would all have happy engines.

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Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Sounds like 10W50 is ok then for hot climates, it averages around 85F here during the day.

Here's the tech specs of the oil I referred to.

http://www.lubadmin.com/upload/produit/FichePDF/lang_29/8163.pdf

http://www.lubadmin.com/upload/produit/WSDS/lang_29/8163.pdf

They call it synthetic but at $5/liter I realize its not the true synthetic. I change the oil every 1000miles for dualsport use.

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