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    New C50 owner with pics and questions!?!





    New owner of an 06 C50. Bike has about 12k miles on it, all from original owner with excellent service records, seems to be in pretty good shape, rides great, new tires.

    Have owned other bikes in the past, mostly 1 ups. Got this so the wife and I can cruise around.

    As it is new to me plan to do a basic tune up.

    For oil it looks like any JASO 10w/40 should work, Shell's Rotella seems popular.

    Plugs?

    Gear oil for final drive?

    Anything else to look out for?

    Thanks, Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattri View Post

    For oil it looks like any JASO 10w/40 should work, Shell's Rotella seems popular.
    No not just ANY......because of the wet clutch you need motorcycle specific oil. That has it's own JASO rating.

    A lot of guys were using Rotella T-6 synthetic and it was rated for bike use BUT......it appears that they have recently added moly to the formulation and it is not good anymore.

    I won't be taking a chance with my clutch by trying to save a few pennies on oil.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

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    Right right, thanks for clarifying.

    Any ideas on plugs or gear oil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattri View Post
    Any ideas on plugs or gear oil?
    Whatever the book says.
    If you don't have a book, get one.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

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    Have the original owners manual, found the NGK part # for the plugs but no spec on the gear oil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattri View Post
    Have the original owners manual, found the NGK part # for the plugs but no spec on the gear oil?
    I'm surprised.
    But gear oil is pretty universal.
    Most anything with 90W on the label somewhere should be fine. Don't cheap out, you don't need much.
    Don't believe everything that you think.


 

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