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Is there any reason why I shouldn't use 85w/140 gear oil in the final drive of my 1500a?
 

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You would have to ask a lubrication engineer about that but to be safe use what it calls for. Thicker is not always better.
 

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First off you need a multi viscosity oil when an engine starts cold and gets hot. (Your drive shaft should never get that hot!) (If it does then you have an exhaust problem)..


So, in other words, a Multi Viscosity oil/lube would not actually be of any service to you.


So, you live at the North Pole?

I know Wisconsin gets cold, but will you be riding in the Dead of Winter?

If so, I would suggest getting a Snowmobile.. Just a thought..

I have seen people put a Multi Viscosity Oil in an aircompressor (10W30 instead of a Straight 30) it tends to get real messy. takes a long time for the oil to work like it should.

I suggest using what Honda Recommends.. Or getting a Synthetic of your Choice (Amsoil, Royal Purple)

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SAE 80 is what is recommended by Honda, petroleum or synthetic will work just fine. Mel :waving:
 

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I couldn't locate straight 80 so I used 80/90. The 80/145 was also readily available but seems too far off spec.
 

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the 80/90 super tech oil at wally world works just peachy.
 

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Thanks for the replies.
 

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I used a cheapo brand before and it got foamy and came out the breather hole. I changed to Honda oil. Can't go wrong with that - one bottle lasts like 3 changes.
 
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