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August 17th, 2019, 07:33 PM   #1
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I Ride: 97 KTM SX 250 2 stroke and 04 husaberg 450fe
What type of oil do you run in your husaberg

Fe 450 .. Just wondering what everyone is running for oil it says in the manual to use motorex 5w40 or 10w50 just wondering Has anyone every used anything besides that with no issues? Like 10w40 or any other name brand oil I cant seem to find motorex at any stores just online. Theres a Yamaha and Kawasaki dealer in my town the Kawasaki has Kawasaki 10w40 fully synthetic jaso certified oil and Yamaha has some good full synthetic oils that are jaso would they be okay to use ? And is 10w40 ok to use or just 5-40 10-50 Or what is good types oils besides motorex? Thanks
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August 17th, 2019, 08:07 PM   #2
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These bikes run hot so 10W-50 is probably best. It seems lots of people use 10W-40 if you read this and other forums.

I use motorex 10W-50 and was out one oil change. It’s not common on the shelf around me. Wound up using 20W-50 V-twin oil and the bike ran fine but my rekluse Z-start pro engagement sucked with the conventional 20W-50. It also dragged at idle much more. Put Motorex back in and it’s normal.

At 35hrs the engine looked great inside. I will keep using Motorex.
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August 18th, 2019, 06:30 PM   #3
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I order my oil online in bulk so I don't have to deal with finding it
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August 19th, 2019, 01:45 AM   #4
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Delo 400 15/40
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August 19th, 2019, 05:09 AM   #5
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It is actually less than a litre of oil. Bergs run well in cold but in warmer countries they run hot so need at least the the same time those that are confident enough to use the e as a starter and not an emergency restart need a 5 or 10w. I use the motorex 10/60 in summer and 10/50 in winter. You need also an oil that works with the clutch. Motorex is becoming too expensive and I'm looking around. Castrol used to have a good one that Berg recommended before the ktm link. You need the range....and clutch compatibility and you still need to change it often........
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August 19th, 2019, 11:52 AM   #6
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I Ride: 97 KTM SX 250 2 stroke and 04 husaberg 450fe
Has anyone ever used liqui moly racing fully synthetic racing 5w40 ? Would it be good ? Or how is motul 300v 5w40 fully synthetic? Can any of these oil be used ? Price is 19.99 vs 28.99 for 1 litre of motorex
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August 19th, 2019, 12:57 PM   #7
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Rotella 15W40 change it 2 to 5 hours of riding, cheap good oil. if a diesel engine can take it for 10000 km, my bike will for sure, for a hour or two. This all I have every used 2t and 4t.
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August 19th, 2019, 05:49 PM   #8
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I Ride: '07Exc 525 & '07 FS 550.Just sold ' 08 Ktm 450 sxf.
I have read that old timers were on Truck oils 15w40 regular and some were on 5w40 synthetic Dello or rotella t6. So I went with t6 for a few years and I like it,its motorcycle clutch approved. I am also adding "very" small amount of Motorkote additive - just to add a pinch of something extra and I had no clutch slip yet. You may like my post on increased oil capacity. Search 3l engine oil capacity in a Husaberg. I get better filtration,cooler and large capacity in one swoop.
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August 19th, 2019, 07:59 PM   #9
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I Ride: 2008 450 FE Husaberg
Delo 400 15w-40 API CI4, CH-4, CH-4, SL

Not the newer type Delo type for strict pollution laws rubbish.

Rotella T6 like Polska says is the other one, but I have only used Delo in mine and change it often like 200 to 400km at most with only bush riding, as it's only about 900ml of oil any way.
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August 19th, 2019, 11:31 PM   #10
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My last 3 changes have been Silkolene 10-40 full synthetic. I got 4 liters at a really good price. Seemed to be quite good. I have to admit i wasnt working it hard though and pushed the intervals out to 20hrs.
Previously i used motorex full syn cross power 4t 10-50 and i think i will go back to it. The motor "felt" a little less noisy and gear changes smoother
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