Q: What about switching my motorcycle oil to synthetic?


If you are going to switch to synthetic oil you should first establish your break-in miles, somewhere around 2,500 miles. In the engine we recommend 20/60 weight high-grade synthetic oil. Some recommend 20/50 weight for all three lubrication sections of the motorcycle, but we feel it does not have adequate shear strength to protect contacting surfaces in the transmission and primary. When running synthetics you may experience oil seeps in gasket areas, this is especially common to a bike with more than break-in miles on it.