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Hey boys, I just bought a 2006 TE 510 and am looking foward to some good times ahead. I did not get an owners manual with the bike and have a question. I would appreciate any help here.

1. What is the oil capacity and oil weight?

thx!

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Hey boys, I just bought a 2006 TE 510 and am looking foward to some good times ahead. I did not get an owners manual with the bike and have a question. I would appreciate any help here.

1. What is the oil capacity and oil weight?

thx!

Capacity should be near 2 quarts.

Weight, I went with the thinnest/thickest that I could get cheap: 15/50 Mobil1 synthetic. That way, you get some flow at start up with the 15w, and then you get the 50 weight at operating temps.

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Hey, thx for the reply. I'm surprised by that 15/50 weight, is that difficult to come by? Thx again.

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My 2010 TE450 calls for 10w/60...try finding any of that. I found Mobil 15w/50 at walmart, bought 3 gallons of it, that's about 6 oil changes

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You can also use 20/50. Should hold 1.8 qt with a filter change, be sure to check & clean if needed all (3) of the screens

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I believe that model has a oil sight glass no?

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Not stock on the 06, I added one from 7602 makes things much simpler:thumbsup:

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Not stock on the 06, I added one from 7602 makes things much simpler:thumbsup:

thats right, and yes, nice 7602 part. :thumbsup:

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Great. Now, I wonder about the valves. I don't have a record as to when they were last checked. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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The valves are pretty easy to check, I would check them just for piece of mind since it's a new to you bike, but they usually do not move much on these bikes. It's still a good idea to check them once a year

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as far as oil goes, i recently learned that ducati/husky/and i think bmw or another company have merged. motul i thik makes the oil i got. 10/60. i talked to their "chief mechanic" about my 06 510 and he said one quart is plenty but i was real enthusiastic about that. I think they had to put an addition on the building just to fit his ego. closer to 2 qts sounds like its more correct. luckily i hadnt ran the bike much since the oil change.

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