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Final Drive Oil
« on: October 28, 2017, 11:35:09 am »
Anyone using Mobil 1 75-140?

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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 12:00:28 pm »

I don't.   Is it rated GL-5?

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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 02:01:43 pm »
Use the recommended 75-90 weight and not that it matters but I use Redine gear oil in mine. Change it every oil change.

I think a 140 viscosity is too high. I am sure others will chime in.
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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 02:05:52 pm »
I just use the Mobil 1 75W90 GL5  not sure why you would want to use 140W. :smiley_confused1:
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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 03:44:06 pm »
Anyone using Mobil 1 75-140?

Amsoil Synthetic 80W-90 API GL-5 & MT-1, MIL-PRF-2105E, Dana* SHAES* 234 (formerly Eaton* PS-037) for 250,000 miles, Mack* GO-J, Arvin/Meritor* O-76D plus hypoid gear oil specifications from foreign or domestic manufacturers such as GM*, Ford* and Daimler Chrysler*.

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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 07:41:18 pm »
No, not using that.  As noted the recommendation from Kawasaki is 80W-90 GL-5.  The top number is the one you need to be concerned with here and at 140 that's WAY more viscous than recommended.  Will it hurt anything?  I don't know, it might.  Why not use the recommended oil rather than risk a problem?
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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 09:57:15 pm »
80W-90 GL-5

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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 10:29:52 pm »
Thanks everyone - I’ll go with 75W-90.

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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2017, 01:50:35 pm »
A nice virgin olive oil works fine too, aside from the faint odor of ceasar salad when changing. :P

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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2017, 03:46:06 pm »
A nice virgin olive oil works fine too, aside from the faint odor of ceasar salad when changing. :P

I was looking for the API GL-5 rating on my bottle of olive oil but I'm not finding it.  I must have picked up the cheap stuff by mistake!
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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 12:25:25 pm »
I was looking for the API GL-5 rating on my bottle of olive oil but I'm not finding it.  I must have picked up the cheap stuff by mistake!

Its there, it's just printed really small in Italian.

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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2017, 04:12:18 pm »
I use Honda gear oil. If its good for the gold wing,its good for my C14.

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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 12:51:53 pm »
A nice virgin olive oil works fine too, aside from the faint odor of ceasar salad when changing. :P




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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 04:18:35 pm »
A nice virgin olive oil works fine too, aside from the faint odor of ceasar salad when changing. :P




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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2017, 03:17:20 pm »
I got curious the other day, so I checked the FSM for the service interval on final drive oil.....

Surprised to see Kawi recommends replacement every 7500mi under normal driving conditions.

I think I'm of the same mindset as most everyone else here, when I say, i change mine at every Engine oil change -- which for me, is roughly 5k miles.

Ive been known to swap both those fluids earlier AND later than that interval - but I always do them together.

I've been using OEM Kawi Branded Dino Lube since new, simply because I haven't used the original bottle that I bought, yet. 
18500 miles.

I'll find some appropriately rated Synthetic lube when I'm done with the OEM DIno.  I'm a big fan of the synthetic lubricants....and olive oil AINT on that list!  :)

No leaks, or issues thus far.

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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2017, 01:51:29 am »
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Re: Final Drive Oil
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2017, 08:35:58 pm »
Yes, yes... I'm kidding on the olive oil.  I use Lucas synthetic gear oil, no issues at all. Every oil change.