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    Default Amsoil 0w40

    Anybody been using this oil?I just put in my 450 Foreman,and now it down shifts hard,any thoughts.Thanks

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    Thumbs up Oil

    I used Syth few years ago, same thing......went too semi syth 5-30 and had no probem!
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    I used 0w-40 Amsoil in my belt driven brute force for a solid year without any problems. I also tried 20w-50 for my vtwin but soon switched to the 0w-40 Amsoil for the cold weather starts. While using the 0w-40 my cold blooded dual cylinder gas sucking beast would start in temps that were down right frigid without a bump in the road, that would be in the -30*F temps . Now I am running 10w-40 Syn Mobil1 motor cycle oil, which seems to keep the temps down but the cold weather starts are not as good as when I used the Amsoil. I switched to Mobil 1 because I can buy it at the local auto store and I do not have to drive all the way out to Anchorage hoping the dealer would be open.

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    Default OIL

    Thanks,found out that honda's dont like syn.guess i'll pull it back out and throw it in the lawnmower.

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    My 88 Foreman and 94 Kawaski don't like the syth either.......the semi syth work fine 5W30.
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    It has something to do with the clutch, both mine are manual transmission......shift alot better with semi or straight 5W30.
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