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#4496432 - 08/23/17 08:15 PM Kymco scooter transmission gear oil?
slug_bug Offline


Registered: 01/08/13
Posts: 235
Loc: Michigan
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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#4496564 - 08/23/17 11:55 PM Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug]
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Registered: 05/21/12
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Ive never found any brass parts in mine, and have always run 75w90 synthetic.
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#4496602 - 08/24/17 03:25 AM Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug]
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Registered: 02/09/15
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Anyway GL4 is an overkill for any scooter gearbox...
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#4496604 - 08/24/17 03:39 AM Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug]
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A fill of GL4+ syn gear oil in these is basically lifetime.
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#4496616 - 08/24/17 04:34 AM Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
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Loc: Taiwan
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.

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#4496619 - 08/24/17 04:46 AM Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
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Loc: New Zealand
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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#4496633 - 08/24/17 05:20 AM Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug]
alex_at Offline


Registered: 05/31/16
Posts: 118
Loc: Vienna, Austria
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 :-)

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#4496641 - 08/24/17 05:44 AM Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug]
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Registered: 12/10/10
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Loc: Lexington, NC
Burgman 400, Yamaha Majesty, and Honda Helix use 10-40 motor oil in their final drives.
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#4496657 - 08/24/17 06:31 AM Re: Kymco scooter transmission gear oil? [Re: slug_bug]
Phishin Offline


Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 2428
Loc: Indiana
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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