Honda Shadow Pro Honda GN4 4-Stroke Oil

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How many milles I can drive with this oil and filter? It’s a good oil? Thanks.


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    Honda has a outside company produce oil for them, it used to be Valvoline, not sure if it’s them now though.

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    To be honest… Motor oil is motor oil.. they ALL come from the same company, bottles in the same plant… Just some get different additives… having grown up as a mechanic, and managed multiple oil change/auto departments, they all get ordered from the same place…. Note… I did not say that synthetic was the same thing..

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      If you switch to synthetic, do you have to flush the system out?

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      No you don’t need to flush the system out.

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      ?

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      Tim, once you switch to synthetic, don’t even think about switching back unless you do a rebuild first.

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      That’s an old myth you can go back and forth not going to hurt anything. But there’s no point to go back since synthetic is superior over Dino.
      It’s a myth the older generation won’t let die.


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      Ya its an old myth.

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      I was asking cause I got 12 quarts of Royal Purple at .45 cents a quart.

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      That’s cheap and awesome and all, I’d still go but good stuff and make sure its the truly good stuff.

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      Royal purple is great stuff. Tim Carlson what weight is it? 10w30 is usually energy conserving if it’s not meant for motorcycle and that will cause issues with your wet clutch.

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      It’s 10w40


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      It’s specifically says wet clutch compatible on the back.

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      Ahh shit, you are good to go brother.

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    oil is good, filter – not so much.

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    Synthetics can go over 10 k km.

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    I use K&N oil filters and honda oil.

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    All good info but he asked how many miles till he has to change the oil ..my manual for my bike saids every 4k do a oil and filter change.

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    I do it every 3000 miles

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    I change mine every 5000 miles the owners manual says every 8000

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      8000 miles seems like a lot ..what shadow do you own ??

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      Charles, all bikes that come with synthetic will say that… But there is a clause… 8000 or annual.

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    I believe it depends on the type of oil.

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    5000 km for me, usually works out to once a season.. i change it in the fall so the old oil isn’t sitting in the engine over the winter…

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    ok that’s understandable with synthetic oils .. but i thought i read that 100% synthetic oils are no good for motorcycles.

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    I go about 3-5k or a year witch every happens first.

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    I will have close to 5k miles on mine by the end of Oct . My Shadow is going in for its 12k mile service , and oil change . That will equate to 5k miles or once a year.

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    I change mine at the end of every season. 5-7k miles. I use full synthetic and a K&N filter. I change my final drive oil with every rear tire change.

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    I use Amsoil and change it every couple years. Comes out looking pretty clean too. I put 2-3k on a year.

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    I change my oil every spring usually bout 4000 miles.

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    About 6 miles then your blinkers will explode, make sure to fill up with jet fuel at you local gas station.

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    I use valvoline 10w40 motorcycle and a honda brand filter every 2500 miles. 4$ a quart at Walmart and no issues, bought 5 filters online for 35$

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    My Honda dealer reckon”s every 6000 k.m- oil and filter.

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    The infamous oil thread. Where all brains clash in one place proving everybody wrong and right at the exact same time.

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      Don’t forget the famous..what octane of gas is best to use,lol

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