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    can I go to the auto parts store and get any 10w 40 oil or does it have to be motorcycle oil is there any diffrence
     
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    Don't use car oil. Bad for the clutch but you can use Rotella T6 or something like it for diesel engines if you want to save a little money.
     
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    ok thanks just wanted to know if there was any difference between oil
     
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    Yes. Car oil has friction inhibiters that will eventually make your clutch slip. So yes, there is a difference and why I said not to use it.
     
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    I absolutely love oil threads. Never heard of a VFR engine worn out due to using the recommended oil, dino or synthetic changed as recommended. Ride the bike.
     
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    Truth.

    And within the VFR model lineup this is especially true of the VFR800 engine due to its cylinder sleeves (which are hot-worked, ultra-high-pressure extruded, Powder Metal Composite composed of a mixture of high-silicon Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Aluminum, and semicrystalline Carbon.)
     
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