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Oil for the Vstar 950

My dealer told me that I had to use the Yamalube oil for my 950. I use the 20w50. Can someone recommend other oils that can be used on my bike?

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Your dealer would love for you to use Yamalube!  After all, it is money in their pocket.  But the truth is, you can use any oil as long as it meets the specifications listed in your owner manual.  There is nothing wrong with the Yamalube (I ran it in my VStar), but there are plenty of good oils out there.  I use Amsoil 20w50 synthetic in my Road Star for two reasons - it holds up better to heat and it flows better when cold.  Since I ride year round, this works for me.  Since I don't know how much you ride or under what conditions you ride, it's diificult to make a specific recommendation.  If you are unsure about oils, you certainly won't go wrong with the Yamalube - but it isn't necessary.

AMSOIL. JUST DONE MY 10,000 MILE OIL CHANGE ON MY ULTRA CLASSIC LIMITED.PUT IN AMSOIL 15W50 SYNTHETIC RACING OIL.AS CAPTAINBOB SAYS, IT IS A GREAT OIL FOR YEAR ROUND RIDING. BUT ANY BRAND YOU PREFER AS LONG AS IT IS LISTED IN OWENERS MANUAL OIL SPECS..

In Washington state if the dealer mandates you use their oil they have to buy buy it. If it's a recomandation then you get to use what you want.. I have a 07 Stratoliner and have used Royal Purple. I have had on trouble with the clutch or the trans shifting. I have 22,500 miles so far. I found the motorcycle air cooled oil. It will make a differance. Try not to use automotive oil.Cool

motul 5100 10W50, spepicaly formulated for air cool V twins, IVe used nothing else for the last couple of years It semi synthrtic so it will keep its cool.

What oil weight do I us on my 20011 950 tourer? Was seeing if I can use royal purple 10-40

Yes. It will be good You should not have any trouble with the clutch, trans or engine.

Types of oil to use

Any good air cool motorcycle engine oil. I use the oil from the Indian dealer. 20-50 synthetic. I have two Stratoliners and Indian vintage. It works great in all. It is cheaper than the Yamaha lube or mobile 1.

Is Nulon 20w 50 semi synthetic suitable for a vstar 950a 2009 model 6700 k’s in clock

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