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2000 V-Max (13k miles on the engine). what final drive oil should i use? what engine oil should i use?
 

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Reading that is good way to get started.
 

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The new owner FAQ covers engine oil but not gear oil.
80w-90 GL-4 rated gear oil is what the old manual calls for in the rear differential.
I typically used Valvoline synthetic 75w-90.
 

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i want to keep using conventional engine oil, but maybe synthetic is better for the "final gear". thoughts and reasoning? 13k miles on the engine.
 

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'Conventional' engine oil, you need an oil suitable for wet clutches, do not use the current high-mileage oils for modern cars. By high mileage, I don't mean the oils for cars with 100K miles on them. The Shell Rotella oil is what many people use, so-called diesel oil. I use Motul motorcycle oil.
 

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thanks guys! for the engine oil i'll use the

Shell Rotella T4 Triple Protection 15W-40 Diesel Motor Oil​

For the final drive i'm thinking

Lucas Oil LUC10043 Oil SAE 80W-90 Heavy Duty Gear Oil​

both are "conventional", not synthetic, i believe.

ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FORK OIL?
 

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I use Bel Ray for fork oil 10 wt.

Look into RICOR or Race Tech front fork cartridge emulators. Once dialed in properly, there is a big difference between the OEM fork operation and the replacements. '85-'92 are 40 mm while '93-'07 are 43 mm.
 

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I have always used Bel-Ray in the final drive, except last change I wasnt near a bike shop so I opted on the Lucas.
 

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i want to keep using conventional engine oil, but maybe synthetic is better for the "final gear". thoughts and reasoning? 13k miles on the engine.
Royal Purple out back, I stick with bike formulated motor oils.
I am afraid a full synthetic would allow a clutch slip.
 
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