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post #1 of 28 Old 07-29-2008, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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what type oil do you use in a honda rebel 250. I bought a 2003 in June,didn't come with the service manual, haven't put many miles on it yet, just learning to ride. Thanks

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post #2 of 28 Old 07-29-2008, 03:43 AM
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I use 10w 40. make sure it's motorcycle oil, don't use oil with detergeant or car motor oil, it will mess up the clutch.

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ok...thanks a bunch

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post #4 of 28 Old 02-18-2011, 03:38 PM
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what if i used car oil cause i was stupid and now my clutch is slipping, do i have to replace it?

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There you go. Can't go wrong with it!

BTW it cost the same as car 10-40 at AutoZone

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post #6 of 28 Old 02-18-2011, 04:30 PM
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Car oil isn't a problem.you just want the right weight 10W /40 is not "energy conserving" oil and won't hurt your clutch.
It could be that your clutch just need an adjustment. That's easy to do since you plut some slack in the cable and its all set.
If the adjustment doesn't do it, then it might be time for a clutch.

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post #7 of 28 Old 02-18-2011, 04:47 PM
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The Castral I use is 10/40 but comes in a green bottle and is for wet clutches, the wrench I use sells it.

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thanks for your help!

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post #9 of 28 Old 05-25-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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I use Mobil 1 4T Motorcycle Racing oil (synthetic) 10W-40. Years ago there was lots of worry and discussion by motorcycle groups about whether or not older bikes could use synthetic. I researched it and decided it was fine. Never any problems, only improvements. After witnessing how clean the bike is now after 4 years with synthetic I wouldn't run with anything else. Our bikes are air-cooled. Temperature kills oil so unless you change every 1500 miles, I'd stick with synthetic. It does cost a lot more; but, IMHOP well worth it.

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Mobil 1 4T Motorcycle Racing oil
No bashing or flaming intended. But from what I can see here (Norway), the "Motorcycle Racing" oil is nothing special. Just overpriced oil in small containers.. I did run this myself once a couple of years ago.
The last years I have run a "Combo Oil" from "Felleskj°pet" (A supplier to farmers. They got "everything"). There oil is cheap because they sell lots of it. The oil is from known makers. Can be from Mobil, Castrol, Shell+++. Dont know whats on the can, but its the highest standard.
Im considering using there 100% synthetic oil In my Rebel:

Should this work ok on my rebel? If needed, I can translate the text.
We dont realy got a problem with heat here

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