Originally Posted by DirtyDog
My KLR Clymer manual says the following:
Now if you have a Kawasaki KLR works manual it tells you specifically to use Moly based grease
when assembling several parts of the motor - starter motor idler gear bearings, clutch lifter shaft, etc.
I have never heard of a documented failure regarding the use of different oil types in KLR's or extended oil change periods. There is a heap of opinion, assumptions, claims, speculation and "..I know a mechanic who told me...", "...an oil rep once told me...", relating to when, how, why not and why. Low oil, yes.
Choose the right weight oil that KAWA suggest, then the color of the bottle you like or flip a coin. You cant go wrong.