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#2586394 - 04/01/12 08:03 PM 2009 Yamaha VStar 650...oil & lubes
kmrcstintn Offline


Registered: 05/11/06
Posts: 464
Loc: Palmyra, PA
getting: 2009 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic (buell got accepted as trade-in, hence financing approved)

what is manufacturer spec'd oil/lube for:

1) common sump for engine/tranny

2) shaft drive

3) rear hub

thanks
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#2586445 - 04/01/12 08:41 PM Re: 2009 Yamaha VStar 650...oil & lubes [Re: kmrcstintn]
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Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Great Lakes
Congrats!

According to the owner's manual (which you can download for free from Yamaha), the recommended oil is API SG minimum, JASO MA, either 10w-40 or 20w-50, depending on ambient temp.

Final gear oil is SAE 80 API GL-4.

Not sure about the shaft drive...

http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star/serv...=2&mid=1594
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#2586573 - 04/01/12 10:04 PM Re: 2009 Yamaha VStar 650...oil & lubes [Re: kmrcstintn]
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Registered: 12/23/09
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Loc: Central IA
They spec a GL4 or higher straight 80 or 80w90 gear oil.

I just tuned one up, used Valvoline 4t 20w50 dino in the engine and mystik oil 80w90 in the rear. Filter was a Wix.

Id run 20w50 since it will sheer down a bit and also being summer is coming and its an air cooled engine without an oil cooler, best to run the thicker oil.

I will say the filter chance is a bit of a pain in the butt. A lot of star owners that have bikes with the cartridge filters buy the Jardine spin on filter conversion which adds a 4th quart, works as sort of a heat sink/cooler, and you never have to fight the exhaust being almost completely in the way ever again.
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#2586759 - 04/02/12 03:38 AM Re: 2009 Yamaha VStar 650...oil & lubes [Re: kmrcstintn]
kmrcstintn Offline


Registered: 05/11/06
Posts: 464
Loc: Palmyra, PA
thanks for the link! I was wondering which Yamaha models they sell 20w-50 yamahalube for; now I can use what 20w-50 mc oil I bought for the buell (valvoline 4-stroke conventional), but I will return the Mobil 1 V-Twin oil and Purolator filters;

can a GL-4/GL-5 spec'd gear oil be used (most I have seen are GL-5 spec'd)? also, where can I get the Jardine external filter conversion and how much $$$


Edited by kmrcstintn (04/02/12 03:40 AM)
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#2587020 - 04/02/12 11:58 AM Re: 2009 Yamaha VStar 650...oil & lubes [Re: kmrcstintn]
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Registered: 10/15/05
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Loc: Tennessee
I ran 15w-40 rotella in the engine and Amsoil 80w-90 in the rear end on my Vstar 650.
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#2587144 - 04/02/12 02:18 PM Re: 2009 Yamaha VStar 650...oil & lubes [Re: kmrcstintn]
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Registered: 12/23/09
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Loc: Central IA
You can use a GL5 lube no problem, thats what most stuff is.

And the Jardine kit is available through J&P cycles and I think Baron sells one also. On a stock exhaust its not needed as the screws just barely clear, but if you get an aftermarket exhaust and the tube diameter on the pips is wider, then you would have to remove the front cylinder's exhaust every time you change oil.

J&P Cycles sells the spin on kit conversion, but perhaps you can track one down cheaper if you shop around

http://www.jpcycles.com/
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#2590052 - 04/04/12 08:29 PM Re: 2009 Yamaha VStar 650...oil & lubes [Re: kmrcstintn]
Ken2 Offline


Registered: 12/02/02
Posts: 6361
Loc: Washington St.
Check with a knowledgeable mechanic about the drive shaft. Some need to be taken apart and lubed with a moly paste. I've seen the results of one that wasn't, and it was a $600 lesson for the owner of that bike.
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#2590991 - 04/05/12 04:30 PM Re: 2009 Yamaha VStar 650...oil & lubes [Re: kmrcstintn]
Sonic Offline


Registered: 03/07/11
Posts: 342
Loc: Midwest
No need for an oil filter relocation on your 650. It is the 1100 v star where the exhaust is in the way. On the 650 it's an easy change out.

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