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Old 01-25-2013, 10:32 PM
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I am looking for oil for my dirt bike on Motosport (that's where I buy everything) and all I can find is 4 stroke engine oil, it that ok to use? Not to premix of coarse, but for engine oil itself. I need the 10w-30 but they only have it in 4 stroke. At least thats what the previous owner used, should I switch over to the 80w/85w transmission oil from Honda? Would that be better for the engine? I want the best thing possible for the engine.

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:52 PM
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The engine oil is the pre mix. The transmission can use just about anything, just as long as you change it often. I prefer ATF myself. It is cheap and gives me great clutch feel. I change it about every 8-10 hours of ride time.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:51 AM
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Honda 80w transmission oil is about the same as 10/40w 4t engine oil and will work just fine aslong as its for wet clutches....I also prefer ATF in my 2ts as automatic automotive tranys r full of wet clutches and its cheap like stated above change it often
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I would be pretty slow to nail order and ship simethjng as mundane as an oil for my transmission?
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My bike uses 10w-40 too, But I'v heard that ATF will let the bike put out the most power. Not that I think it would make that much difference, but since it's alot lighter than 10w-40 will it still protect ok?
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:34 PM
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I would be pretty slow to nail order and ship simethjng as mundane as an oil for my transmission?
But....when you just add it to your order of gizwaches and doohickies the cost to ship is substantially reduced.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:52 PM
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Yes in a two stroke ATF will properly lubricate everything it should
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