Hi I have a 1996 GSXR 750 SRAD, bought the bike a few months ago and noticed the oil in the window is kinda black so I want to change it. Anyone know what weight oil to use im guessing like 5w-40 or something like that, and how many quarts this bike takes. Also any recommendations on brand I was going to use Mobil 1. [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
Location: Lynnwood, Washington Mods:K&N, Factory Jet kit, RS3 full exhaust, Sprockets, 520 chain, etc
Re: What Oil weight and how many quarts
Mobil 1 is good stuff. Just once in awhile switch to a half synthetic so you get the detergents to help clean the internals too. You can actually run 20w50 on hot climates if you're in an area like that. But peeps to good oil and changed maybe a little more often the harder you ride it.
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I use the MOTUL 5100T and always have. It is expensive though. It says on the engine cover how many mL of oil to add. I think it is like 2400 on the 750, but I am not sure on the 600. K&N has oil filters that have a nut on the top so it is easier to take the filter off. [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
Well I went to my Local Shop intending to by Mobil 1, it was very expensive I was going to get it anyhow and one of my buddies works there he and a few others recommended a different type of oil it was only $6 a quart so that was cool they said its a better oil for lots less. Its called AMSOIL and its 10w-40 full synthetic. One of my friends works for John Deer on small engines and said its a really good oil when I brought it home never heard of it before. Anyhow I put it in engine doesnt tick as loud anymore on startup and it shifts alot smoother through the gears. Also dont know if this is right but my bike took about 3.5 quarts to fill it 3 was too low.
Cya around guys and give this AMSOIL a shot it seems good so far.
i had to get in on this...somewhere on the oil filler cap, it tells the recommended weight of oil, and the sight glass will tell when you have enough oil.......dOOd you really need to get to know your bike...a good place to start is the owners manual, then a factory service manual...
this site is a good place to get opinions, but the fact of the matter is suzuki's service manual.. [img]graemlins/thumbup.gif[/img]
Good advice sponge bob, heres the deal though I bought the bike about 2 months ago so I didnt even know to look at the oil filler cap. And you are right it says the weight on it. As for the Manuals and service books I have both the service manual the bike comes with and one from Clymer but I had my cousin hold them for me and he has my title for the bike and stuff because im not allowed to live at home and own a bike so I have to hide it from my parents. I needed to change my oil but my cousin was away on vacation so I couldnt get the info so I figured people are knowledgeable on this message board so I would ask. I also called my local honda/suzuki dealer and to double check the info.
PS: My parents found out I got a bike and they didnt kick me out like they said they would. =)