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First Oil Change - What weight should I use?

Guys/Gals im about to the first oil change on my 08CBR600RR. I was wondering if I should go with a 5w-30 versus the 10w-40? I live in Colorado and as some of you may know, it gets cold out(Its a nice 30 degrees right now and im about to leave for work on my bike).

I do have another question as well. What brand of oil filter do you all recommend? Im not sure if asking this question is the same as asking what brand of oil you recommend. Im just curious if there is brand that I SHOULDN'T buy.

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use 10w40 and make sure it is motorcycle oil,as for the oil filter use a wix or a honda filter.

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07+ Honda recommends 10w30. The only thing I ever use is Honda's HP4S 10w30 full synthetic with a Honda filter.

Don't use 10w40
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07+ Honda recommends 10w30. The only thing I ever use is Honda's HP4S 10w30 full synthetic with a Honda filter.

Don't use 10w40
10W40 is perfectly fine, there is a chart in the owners manual that shows which oil to use at certain temps. it shows 10w30 and 10w40, you can use either 10w30 or 10w40.

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Nothing wrong with using 10w-40. As for the filter, the oem Hondas are pretty good. You could also look into an Amsoil or Puralator as well.

Just make sure whatever oil you use, it has the motorcycle rating on it like others have mentioned.
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I have an 08 600rr and an 09 1000rr and been using Amsoil 10w40 full synthetic for years with both.


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You can use automotive oils but you have to make sure it DOES NOT have any friction modifiers in it. For example I (along with many others on here) use Rotella T6 10W40 which is an oil for diesel truck motors. As far as a filter, right now I have a Honda filter on my bike but am most likely going to switch to a K&N filter since my fat hands have a tough time reaching in to loosen the filter. The K&N filters have a nut on them so you can loosen them with a wrench.

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Awesome guys! Thank you so much for your help!

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Just wanted to thank everyone again! Finished the oil change yesterday and all went well!

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What oil did you go with?


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I went with Fully Synthetic 10w-40 and a Honda Filter.

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I went with Fully Synthetic 10w-40 and a Honda Filter.
Brand....?

I just bought some Repsol 10-40w w/ KN Oil filter 204 after reading thread

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i used Maxima 530RR (5W30) fully synthetic racing oil in my track bike & will be changing it every 1K kms, i use hiflofiltro 204 oil filter as oem honda oil filters are hard to find here.

nothing wrong in using thinner viscosity oil especially in colder climates, the engine works less in pumping thinner oil inside & you free up a bit of hp in the process.


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