Oil change, Ktm 250mxc-2000

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The manual requires 80 w. But at our local shop (honda-yama) all I could find was Slkolene light gear oil 75w-90. Is this ok. I would buy bulk 80 w so I dont run out ,but I cant find it. Maybe the honda dealer could order me 5 gallons or so? If this stuff is not good ,how would common oil like 10w-40 be?

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KDXfile

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Get some ATF fluid type "F". It works better and is much cheaper. Do not use "DEXRON".
Change every 100 miles or so.

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Shaw520

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Sound,
Alot of guys use ATF without any problem. You will get suggestions from both sides of the coin on ths subject.
Personaly, I would go with the factory recommended gear oil, because I feel it holds up to the rigors of gear lash better than ATF. While using factory recom. fluid, you'll have a better chance of getting manufacturers support in the event of failure. JMO

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TexKDX

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Mobil 1 15w50 or PJ1 75W if you want a "2 stroke bike tranny" oil that is readily available.

No Mobil 1 5w30 though. Another good standby is Castrol GTX 20w50 if the Mobil 1 is too much for your budget.

Not saying one is better than the other; they will all work fine. Notice which oil is NOT on my list... the debate goes on. I just don't have enough info about the ATF to make me comfortable with it in this application. TexKDX.

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