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post #1 of 10 Old 01-08-2019, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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1996 rebel 250 oil for winterizing

Hey guys! Real simple, what is the best oil (and quantity, I believe 1.6qts) to use for the old rebels?
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-08-2019, 09:53 PM
 
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1996 is not an old Rebel. It is the first year of the last generation Rebel, and the same as a 2016. Use what the owners manual calls for.
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-08-2019, 11:23 PM
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1.6 quarts, with no friction modifiers. I use Shell Rotella 15W-40.

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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Thanks flitecontrol!!!

JerryH you seem like a real PITA, super helpful response from you. Don’t you think I would use the owners manual if I had one? You seem very welcoming for new riders!
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If Jerry seemed a little impatient its because there are so many existing oil threads on this forum and a new member or visitor could find them all by typing the word "oil" into the search box rather than starting a new thread for such a basic question that has been discussed ad nauseum for years. If you still have questions after reading a few of them then by all means ask away.

It's not a good look for a newbie to start off being disrespectful to those who have been here for a long time.
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Again, don’t you think I tried to search for that in the forum? You can’t even search for oil because it’s too short, so I tried oil spec and still nothing.

How about don’t respond to questions unless you are actually trying to provide help. Obviously, oil spec is basic, I wanted someone’s preference in what they thought worked the best.
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That's odd, Here's what i got typing just "oil" in the search box

About 7,490 results (0.46 seconds)

The first 4 or 5 results covered everything you need to know.

You seem to think that people are on this forum just to provide a service to entitled folks such as you seem to think you are. That's not the case at all. If you expect people to help you, you better refrain from being openly disrespectful, and don't be shocked when you get called out on it.

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Hmm that’s interesting. Are you on your phone or a desktop? My search still shows 0 results for it being too common/short.

It would have been easier to just point me to another thread.

I think I’ll stick with google and skip these snide replies.
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Hmm thatís interesting. Are you on your phone or a desktop? My search still shows 0 results for it being too common/short.

It would have been easier to just point me to another thread.

I think Iíll stick with google and skip these snide replies.
I did a forum tag search for oil threads (on my computer) and got a pretty long list.

In regards to sticking with Google, that's fine. We don't need snide responses either, when people are trying to be helpful and you feel their responses don't meet your standards.
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1996 is not an old Rebel. It is the first year of the last generation Rebel, and the same as a 2016. Use what the owners manual calls for.
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Thanks flitecontrol!!!

JerryH you seem like a real PITA, super helpful response from you. Donít you think I would use the owners manual if I had one? You seem very welcoming for new riders!
@Mlat, one of the problems with text only forms of communication is the possibility of misinterpretation due to the lack of facial expressions, vocal emphasis and tone, and timing. I have always found @JerryH to be helpful and friendly and polite in responding to questions, and I read his note in that context, and paraphrased it in my mind as "you don't need fancy/expensive oil, what the manual calls for will do you right."
But I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt that you had a bad day, fight with the significant other, frustration with your bike, something, that might lend to a predisposition to possible interpretations in a negative light.

I'll give an example....


"ok fine"


Did you read that as your best friend reacting to you saying you are stopping for gas on your way there...
or as your significant other stomping off in a huff in the middle of a fight?


and in looking back in the thread I didn't see any indication that you didn't have the manual to look in, (reason you were asking perhaps) and I thing it was a natural assumption that you were actually asking if there was a better oil than what was in the manual.



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