Originally Posted by XDragRacer
Then, you shall have informed me; haven't noticed any prohibition on friction modifiers in any Kawasaki owner's or service manual, but . . . none of my teachers ever suggested I was a particularly careful reader.
Beyond that, have you ever personally observed or experienced a KLR clutch damaged from exposure to friction modifiers?
Ok, I wasn't supremely confident in what it said, but because I have more of a "photographic" memory of sorts, I was pretty sure there was a diagram of the label in there somewhere. Guess I was not fullly correct (more detail below.) So here's what my owner's manual says. No diagram, just text.
So the only real spec that I wasn't familiar with was the "SE, SF, or SG".
Looked it up and here's what I found. All are obsolete.
My KLR Clymer manual says the following:
Again, no diagram.
Maybe it's my Suzuki Clymer? Nope. Same basic story though.
Lastly, I checked my '03 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 owner's manual. Bingo.
So, technically, no, my KLR manual doesn't specifically reference the labeling like I thought.
In my search for further knowledge in limited time this morning, I stumbled into this article by Motorcycle Consumer News which supposedly "debunks" the Auto oil vs. Moto oil debate.
I'll try to give it a full read when I have time.
Also, as to my personal experience, I used Mobil 1 in my bike for MANY miles. Made sense to me because that's what I used in my car too. Well, I can't prove any correlation, but I'm probably one of few individuals on here that have replaced the clutch in my KLR. Take that as one potential data point if you like.