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best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single #4757224
05/14/18 06:30 PM
05/14/18 06:30 PM
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Billings Mt
mtlineman Offline OP
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Seek advice best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single scooter 10w/30 or 40

Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman] #4757240
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What does HONDA recommend?


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman] #4757261
05/14/18 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: mtlineman
Seek advice best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single scooter 10w/30 or 40
Define what you mean by the best oil?


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman] #4757282
05/14/18 07:28 PM
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VW Fanboy Island
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Cheapest 15W40


03 Jetta AWP/09A 205k kms
Edge 0W40 + Mann 719/30
Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: Eddie] #4757323
05/14/18 07:47 PM
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Atlanta
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Originally Posted By: Eddie
What does HONDA recommend?



API classification
SG or higher except oils labeled as energy conserving on the circular API service label

viscosity (weight)
SAE 10W-30

JASO T 903 standard
MA

* suggested oil
Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil (USA & Canada), or Honda 4-stroke oil (Canada only), or an equivalent motorcycle oil.

* Suggested oils are equal in performance to SJ oils that are not labeled as energy conserving on the circular API service label.

They do have a chart allowing 10W-40 at higher ambient temp averages.

Last edited by DuckRyder; 05/14/18 07:56 PM.

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Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman] #4757333
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16 Civic-QSUD 0W-20, XG7317
14 Civic-Idemitsu Zepro 0W-20, XG7317
05 Chevy 2500HD-QSUD 10W-30, XG3675
97 Accord Wagon-Havoline HM 10W-30, PH3593A
Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman] #4757377
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Rotella 5w40 or Honda GN4.

I've used Rotella T6 in my Rancher ES for years and it has performed just fine. However, this weekend I used the Honda GN4 (picked up a 4qt jug for $18 at the dealer) for the first time since the bike was new and honestly...I think it shifts smoother. It could just be that my butt meter is a little off but she feels smoother and quieter to me. I'd recommend the GN4 first and T6 second.


'14 Durango AWD 3.6,(mine) Hav ProDS 5w30/Napa Gold
'15 Journey AWD 3.6, (wife's) Napa Syn 5w20/Napa Gold
'01 F250 4x4 7.3PSD, 126k, M1 TDT 5w40/MC

Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman] #4757399
05/14/18 08:56 PM
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If I remember correctly, Honda found out from testing that thin oils cause more wear to the transmission in a motorcycle.
I read on the back of the bottle of Honda GN4 10W30 that it contains costly shear stable polymer additives.


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Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: skyactiv] #4757526
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
If I remember correctly, Honda found out from testing that thin oils cause more wear to the transmission in a motorcycle.
I read on the back of the bottle of Honda GN4 10W30 that it contains costly shear stable polymer additives.



I googled that "ruckus"...no need for hocus pokus...it is classic 4T scooter in design... CVT driven with small gearbox on a rear wheel...

So anything that lubricates in an engine (HDEOs prefered here!) and GL4 either in 80w90 or 75w90 in a gearbox...


2008 Toyota Yaris 1ND-TV 1.4 D4-D Elf FullTech FE 5w30
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman] #4757637
05/15/18 08:16 AM
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Minnesota
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I've been running T-6 Rotella 5w-40 in mine since new. Have about 9000 miles on it. Bike runs great just needs some cosmetic
repairs after 2 kids running it hard in college for a few years. Mine- 2007 Honda Ruckus- Urban Camo

Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman] #4757643
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Storrs, Connecticut
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Those are fun!

If it was mine I'd run Rotella T5 10w30.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (34k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman] #4758933
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Just a reminder, the ruckus does not have a wet clutch or any specific requirement for Motorcycle Oils.

I'd run T6 myself.

Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman] #4760018
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a quality hdeo (aka diesel oil) in 10w-30; examples are Chevron Delo & Shell Rotel synthetic blend; a really good synthetic alternative is Amsoil synthetic small engine 10w-30; considering that the required 10w-30 oil is the scooter is not going thru a wet clutch pack or transmission there is no concern of clutch slippage so any modern 10w-30 oil can be used including pcmo (aka car oil)...if you go that route I suggest a quality synthetic blend or full synthetic oil since scooter engines run very high rpm's and get hot


'15 Jeep Patriot Sport (2.4L 4-cyl), '13 Genuine Buddy 125 (125cc air-cooled thumper), '14 Yamaha V Star 250 (250cc air cooled v-twin)
Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: jeepman3071] #4762496
05/19/18 10:14 PM
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Cincinnati
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Originally Posted By: jeepman3071
Those are fun!

If it was mine I'd run Rotella T5 10w30.



I agree with the above. Heavy duty 30wt.


2008 Silverado Z71 LT 90k Maxlife FS 5w30
2010 Ford Escape 172k QSUD 5w20
2016 Yamaha XSR900 12k, Rotella 15w40 Yamaha Filter.

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