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A friend has a 1986 Honda magna 700 and wondering what type of oil he can use other than honda oil...is it like a goldwing and can use rotella..if so what weight???



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All depends on if it's a wet or dry clutch. If it's a dry clutch he can you anything that floats his bike. If it's wet then no oil with "Anti-Friction" additives.

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He definitely has a wet clutch. I'd use Rotella 15w40.
 

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He should be able to use the same oil that is put in goldwings since it is a liquid cooled engine, it calls for 10-40 with no friction modifiers(wet clutch) if he's looking to not spend alot of $ on the hondaline brand(or other motorcycle specific brands) he could use the typical 10-40 automobile brands(NOT the energy-conserving) or the15-40 brands that many wingers use and have had good results with. He may want to use a 10-40 since the early magnas had an upper-oiling problem(low pressure) and maybe even a synthetic.
 

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10w-40 Chevron Dello 400 is what I run in my 82 1100, will work fine for him.
 

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does delo 400 come in a 10-40?
 

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knute wrote:
does delo 400 come in a 10-40?
I'll check the jug in the am, it could've been 10w-30 I just put in.
 

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Yep, not much difference in the basics, any oil that works in the 'Wing will be happy in the Magna.
 

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10W40 is the recommended oil replacement for most Honda's Yamaha's, Suzi's and Kwaks.
 
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