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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 2015, 6:32 am Thread Starter
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Difference between Oils

Can I use motor car synthetic oil on my monster? Or what called 4T?

Please forgive my stupid question.
I am just a beginner ?
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You wouldn't be the first one to do so......

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Only if you have a DRY clutch, if you have a WET clutch you should use a motorcycle specific engine oil.

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All depends on the Olive oil requirement of your specific Ducati model, you should consult your manual as climate is critical.

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I use synthetic in my dry clutch Ducati and the wifes wet clutch BMW (BMW say that it is OK). I buy the oil from the car section but the metal rubbing together in the engine and the oil that I put in does not know if it is in a car. bike or lawnmower, and it does not say "CAR OIL" on the tin.
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Only if you have a DRY clutch, if you have a WET clutch you should use a motorcycle specific engine oil.
That's not exactly true.
As long as the oil in question does not contain a friction modifier it can be used on a wet clutch & therefore can be used in a motorcycle engine.
My jap bikes have run perfectly fine on "Valvolline" or "Mobil" 20/40 engine oil bought straight off the supermarket shelf.

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If an oil's label says it meets JASO MA or JASO MA2 standards then it is okay for wet clutches whether it's conventional or fully synthetic.

The JASO MA and MA2 standards are made up of a series of tests that check for certain frictional characteristics of the oil which have been determined to help ensure compatibility with wet clutch motorcycle transmissions.

Most oils that say 4T (meaning four stroke motorcycle engine) on the front label will also show JASO MA or MA2 on the back label fine print.
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If an oil's label says it meets JASO MA or JASO MA2 standards then it is okay for wet clutches whether it's conventional or fully synthetic.

The JASO MA and MA2 standards are made up of a series of tests that check for certain frictional characteristics of the oil which have been determined to help ensure compatibility with wet clutch motorcycle transmissions.

Most oils that say 4T (meaning four stroke motorcycle engine) on the front label will also show JASO MA or MA2 on the back label fine print.
Great info, thanks. I wondered about the 4T but figure there was more to it.

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