03-22-2007, 10:33 AM #1
OIL Specification - API SL with JASO MA
The Top Gun Kawasaki dealer told me not to run the synthetic oil in the Ultra 250x because it would cause the supercharger clutch to slip.
I received my service manual last night (Thanks Richard) and it shows that the Synthetic Engine Oil should be API - SL with JASO MA, I looked it up...see below...
All quality motorcycle specific oils should also carry the JASO Motorcycle Specifications, which are either the JASO-MA specification (no friction modifiers) or the JASO-MB specification (with friction modifiers). The JASO-MA rating specifies that no friction modifiers are used. (I think this is for "wet clutch" applications.)
Does the Ultra 250x supercharger clutch draw from the engine oil for lubrication? (I think that is the question.)
I called Kevin Stubaus and asked him to look into this. Any thoughts?
Last edited by jscottmsc; 03-22-2007 at 10:36 AM. Reason: edit
03-22-2007, 11:22 AM #2
Scott, when you hear from Kevin let us know what he says. I already have a case of his oil. I am planning on using it when I change the oil.
03-22-2007, 12:41 PM #3
The supercharger has its own oil.When you take it in for its 10 hour srvice they check the supercharger oil level.
03-22-2007, 12:44 PM #4
03-22-2007, 01:17 PM #5
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The belt is the clutch. But the charger is turning less rpms than the motor.
03-22-2007, 01:59 PM #6
03-22-2007, 02:19 PM #7
Eddie also gave me all the Kawasaki part numbers...
A.) Oil Filter - 16097-0003 (supersedes the -0004 15F version)
B.) Oil Filter Wrench - 57001-1249 (actually a cup for a 3/8 socket)
C.) Kaw 4-cycle Oil - W-61020-108 API SL with JASO-MA and NMMA
Still waiting to see what Kevin finds out from corporate.
03-22-2007, 04:00 PM #8
03-22-2007, 10:08 PM #9
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I would be interested to hear more as well. i was planning on changing my oil after my next ride to synthetic. hmmm...
03-22-2007, 11:10 PM #10
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There is no belt clutch. the pulley on the supercharger has a dampener type setup. there is also no clutch lue,only the lube in the intercooler type ht68, level is checked by dip stick,capacity not given.
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