Transmission Poll

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What fluid do you use in your transmission?

Conventional 10w30
1
4%
Conventional 10w40
6
22%
Blended 10w30
1
4%
Blended 10w40
0
No votes
Synthetic 10w30
1
4%
Synthetic 10w40
2
7%
ATF
16
59%
 
Total votes : 27

Transmission Poll

Postby sailorcolin » 08:57 am Sep 03 2013

I am having clunky transmission shifts and was wondering what fluid you all run.
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Transmission Poll

Postby sailorcolin » 08:57 am Sep 03 2013

I am currently using conventional 10w40.
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Re: Transmission Poll

Postby Goofaroo » 01:29 pm Sep 03 2013

None of the above. I use either Hondaline or Silkolene 80/85 wt.
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Re: Transmission Poll

Postby KDXohio » 03:16 pm Sep 03 2013

None of the above i use gold spectro 80 or 85 wt
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Re: Transmission Poll

Postby sailorcolin » 05:00 pm Sep 03 2013

How do yall like the 80/85 wt oil? Hows it feel and how long have you been running it?
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Re: Transmission Poll

Postby sailorcolin » 05:02 pm Sep 03 2013

I just switched to AFT an hour ago and I love it so far. Smoother shifts! However I did find out the owner before I stripped the drain plug hole :/ So soon enough I will be draining the oil again. So before I put in new oil I was wondering what you guys were running and what brands!
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Re: Transmission Poll

Postby Goofaroo » 05:32 pm Sep 03 2013

How do yall like the 80/85 wt oil? Hows it feel and how long have you been running it?


It would never occur to me to use ATF or 10w40/10w30 "motor oil" so I can't say anything about that. I can however tell you that I have never used anything except oil designed for a 2 stroke transmission and I have never had any failures and the clutch action has never been a problem. My trannies have always been quiet and smooth shifting.

None of the above i use gold spectro 80 or 85 wt


I used nothing but Spectro for years and years but I can't find it around here anymore. That would be my first choice if it was available but I haven't had any problems with the Hondaline or Silkoline.
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Re: Transmission Poll

Postby sailorcolin » 06:00 pm Sep 03 2013

thanks!
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Transmission Poll

Postby rbates9 » 07:51 pm Sep 03 2013

Probably the best thing I had ever used was the Spectro 80? gear oil that I found in the back of my oil shelf from about 15 years ago. But I haven't been able to find it again. And after I changed the oil I tossed the bottle so I can't even remember what variation it was exactly. :doh: But I have had good luck with ATF type F. It doesn't seem to last as long as the Spectro did but the other Spectro oils I have used didn't last any longer then the ATF. I have found that if they label it as any type of "Gear saver" or "Clutch saver" oil it isn't worth a sh!t and cost WAY too much for a one ride oil.
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Re: Transmission Poll

Postby adam728 » 08:22 pm Sep 03 2013

Shell Rotella 15w-40 us a great low cost oil, and is JASO-MA approved for wet clutches.

ATF is a good choice as well, it is designed for a box full of gears and clutches.

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