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#4757224 - 05/14/18 06:30 PM best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single
mtlineman Offline


Registered: 09/15/08
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Loc: Billings Mt
Seek advice best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single scooter 10w/30 or 40

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#4757240 - 05/14/18 06:42 PM Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman]
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What does HONDA recommend?
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#4757261 - 05/14/18 07:09 PM Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman]
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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?
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#4757282 - 05/14/18 07:28 PM Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman]
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Cheapest 15W40
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#4757323 - 05/14/18 07:47 PM Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: Eddie]
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Registered: 10/20/05
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Loc: Atlanta
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.


Edited by DuckRyder (05/14/18 07:56 PM)
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#4757333 - 05/14/18 07:57 PM Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman]
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#4757377 - 05/14/18 08:38 PM Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman]
Mantooth Offline


Registered: 07/26/15
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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.
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#4757399 - 05/14/18 08:56 PM Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman]
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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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#4757526 - 05/15/18 04:22 AM Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: skyactiv]
Kamele0N Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 2005
Loc: Slovenia
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...
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#4757637 - 05/15/18 08:16 AM Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman]
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Registered: 02/27/10
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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

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#4757643 - 05/15/18 08:25 AM Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman]
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Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 4144
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Those are fun!

If it was mine I'd run Rotella T5 10w30.
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#4758933 - 05/16/18 04:01 PM Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman]
ad244 Offline


Registered: 08/10/17
Posts: 14
Loc: CA
Just a reminder, the ruckus does not have a wet clutch or any specific requirement for Motorcycle Oils.

I'd run T6 myself.

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#4760018 - 05/17/18 03:00 PM Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: mtlineman]
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Registered: 05/11/06
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Loc: Palmyra, PA
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
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#4762496 - 05/19/18 10:14 PM Re: best oil for Honda Ruckus 50 water cooled single [Re: jeepman3071]
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Registered: 08/12/12
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Loc: Cincinnati
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.
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