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Old 11-01-2011, 01:59 PM
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If you are changing it often, both oils are going to do the job equally well. I would run the ATF (which is what I run in our 2-strokes).
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:22 PM
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WE use Rotella, get it at wal-mart. 11 bucks a gallon. at the price u can chage as often as you like and u can use it in all ur wet sump machines, sh** even in ur car.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:31 PM
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If you are changing it often, both oils are going to do the job equally well. I would run the ATF (which is what I run in our 2-strokes).
Okay fellas so as I said I was running that 80w synthetic castrol crap from the dealer. Turns out that is a nono. I talked with a fellow rider whom is an older guy and he owns 75 dirtbikes every shape and size, vintage, new, whatever and has a motorcross track at his home. He's the type that when he speaks you shut up and listen. He first got me to change from 50:1 ratio to 32:1 but the other night we came to the topic of tranny/gear fluid. Well he told me to trash the castrol 80w synthetic BS because it's too thick and it's not designed to work well with a wet clutch. He said go get you some regular 10w40 for motorcycles, SO I went up to autozone and got some valvoline 10w40 designed specifically for wet clutches and I must say after I put it in the bike revved and accelerated OH so smooth...I'm sticking with this. He also did not approve the red ATF as it is also designed for cars, and not for wet clutch, but honestly oil arguments just confuse the heck out of me and I'm always left wondering what the best is. Just glad that in this scenario I found it.

I know some people are set in their ways and their oils and that's fine. All I know is what he told me. I then tried it and definitely FELT the difference with valvoline 10w40 for wet clutches. I'd highly recommend it to anyone else. Only problem is I want to buy it in the big 5 gallon jugs like ATF instead of 5 quarts at a time.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:06 AM
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Just as an FYI for you, I had my transmission in my Excursion done recently and the guy that did the repair work currently supports his son in Racing Desert. I asked him if the clutch plates from a car/truck were different than a dirtbike. His reply? They are pretty much the exact same.

Automatic transmissions are WET clutches.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:26 AM
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I hear you. No offense, but I just try to not take third hand info from some guy that says "pretty mush" the same. Especially when dealing with mechanics. Getting the stuff specifically made for motorcycle wet clutches gives me that piece of mind. Not to mention I literally felt the difference.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:20 PM
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None taken. It's your money. Spend it how you want.
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