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This is a discussion on oil help with a bike plz help within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; my friend has a 2006 honda shadow, that he is trying to sell me, it has 2000 miles on it ...

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    oil help with a bike plz help

    my friend has a 2006 honda shadow, that he is trying to sell me, it has 2000 miles on it and still has original oil in it, he said that if i buy it he will change the oil and that he is going to use castrol 10w40. my question is can you use car oil in a motorcycle and not mess it up?

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    Why not call or stop by the local honda dealer & ask the service dept. what the recommended oil is??

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    If it has a wet clutch you need to be careful with your oil choices......stick with what Honda recommends....

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    ha ha sarge is just the man i was hopeing would chime in, ok mabey you can make sense of this, this is straight from the owners manual.

    API Classification: SG or higher except oils labled as energy conserving.
    Weight: 10w40
    JASO T 903 standard: MA

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    Go for it....I'd use a good SM rated oil and have myself a blast....Castrol is good....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Go for it....I'd use a good SM rated oil and have myself a blast....Castrol is good....
    so then i can just go to wally world or the local parts store and get a few quarts of 10 40 castrol and be ok? i also found a few pages later where is says not to go above sh

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