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Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? #4496432
08/23/17 08:15 PM
08/23/17 08:15 PM
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Michigan
slug_bug Offline OP
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The manual says Recommended Gear Oil: SAE90. Can I use some left over Red Line 75W90 Gear Oil? It is rated GL-5+. Are there brass parts in a CVT scooter transmission?


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Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug] #4496564
08/23/17 11:55 PM
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Ive never found any brass parts in mine, and have always run 75w90 synthetic.


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Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug] #4496602
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Anyway GL4 is an overkill for any scooter gearbox...


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Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug] #4496604
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A fill of GL4+ syn gear oil in these is basically lifetime.


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Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug] #4496616
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Its only the final drive that gets gear oil so no synchro rings etc. The auto-transmission is belt and cone and is not lubricated.

Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug] #4496619
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I use 75/90 GL5 in my scooter final drive - it's just some spur gears. I guess it picks up about 0.01 hp with the reduced drag...and you can really feel it.


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Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug] #4496633
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I never found brass parts in my final drive gearbox of my Piaggio scooter, I used Motul Gear 300 75W90, fully synthetic. I figured the less friction losses the better in a 125cc scooter.


I wouldn't consider it a lifetime fill, even tough I know people that changed their gear oil for the first time after 30.000 miles, I changed mine after 1500 miles and then after 1500 miles again, and the gearbox oil was dirty. And were Bitog members after all, there's no lifetime fill for us :-)

Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug] #4496641
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Burgman 400, Yamaha Majesty, and Honda Helix use 10-40 motor oil in their final drives.


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Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug] #4496657
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I use M1 75W90 Synthetic in all my scoots with ZERO issues. You'll be fine. Even in the two that call for 10w40 motor oil (Honda Elite 250 and Honda Helix)


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