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Zx6r Oil???

Hi guys,got myself a zx6r 636, 2006 last week,guy used it twice this year,am wanting to change the oil but un sure which is a good oil to use.book recommends sae10w/40, anybody recommend a particular make of oil. i used to use mobil 1 in my car,unsure of good oil for bike..
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In the UK, Silkoline oil is a good one. Been using that in my 2001 J2 for three years.
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Stay away from car oils, make sure what you decide on is designed for wet clutches, which basically means a motorcycle specific oil.

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thanx for info guys,will have a better look at oils next week when do oil change, yep i know to stay away from car oils.
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Anything that says "energy conserving" on the back is BAD. That means it contains friction modifiers which will make your wet clutch useless.

I actually use Mobil1 15w-50 synthetic which is a car oil! I've been using it in my '05 636 for about 10,000 miles with great results. A friend of mine also uses it in his '05 and he's got over 20,000 on his bike!

I'm not sure about in the UK but here in the US you can go to WalMart and get a 5qt container of Mobil1 for less than $20.

As for the filter I use a Purilator PureOne #PL14610 it's about an inch longer than the OE filter, but fit's nicely between the rad hose and engine.

Purilator PureOne performs better than most others in all the test results I've looked at. And they are very available and inexpensive here.

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+1 on that. Even cheap oil is expensive over here.
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I use the stock kawasaki oil in my bike
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On another note when talking about oil, anyone use these tip magnetic sump plugs that collects oll the metal shavings that the filter cannot catch?

Seems good idea to me. Is this a old idea i just found out about recently?
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thinking about getting 1 of the sump plugs but not sure if they realy work or the money??
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I recommend Amsoil. Thats what I run in mine.
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Make sure you choose a oil that is specifically designed for motorcycles with wet clutches. Make sure the oil meets the JASO MA standard. I use the Valvoline 4stroke 10W-40. Motul makes a very good oil as well. Be sure you stick with mineral oil (petroleum based some call dinosaur oil, but thats a misnomer) until 1500 miles before swiching to synthetic. When switching to synthetic Motul makes the best for the money. If money is no option then use Amsoil.
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