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    1978 honda cb400 hawk. what type of oil?

    what type of oil is best to use for this motorcycle pls?

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    Re: 1978 honda cb400 hawk. what type of oil?

    you will get every answer under the sun but i run shell rotella t 15w40 in mine and it hasn't exploded yet. (actually i run it in all my bikes)

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    Re: 1978 honda cb400 hawk. what type of oil?

    I've been using HDEO [heavy duty engine oil] 15w40 [Rotella, Delvac and Delo] in bikes for a few years now with excellent results. It's not expensive and offers the best bang for your oil buck. Try it, you'll like it.
    1983 Hondamatic CM450A

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    Re: 1978 honda cb400 hawk. what type of oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by morgan
    you will get every answer under the sun but i run shell rotella t 15w40 in mine and it hasn't exploded yet. (actually i run it in all my bikes)
    ditto for me as well.
    Perry

    1972 Honda CB350 / 1982 Honda MB5 / 2009 Suzuki Gladius / 1978 Honda XL250S

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    Re: 1978 honda cb400 hawk. what type of oil?

    I run Rotella T6 5w40 synthetic in my 2003 Sentra and it seems to me to be the best oil I've ever ran in it, and I've used Pennzoil Platinum, etc.

    15w40 HDEO can come in many brands. Even the cheapest parts store brand is also very good [and possibly made by Shell or Mobil] as well as Motorcraft and Walmart brand HDEO, which I think is called Supertech. Holds up really well and feels better than any other oil I've ever used in bikes.
    1983 Hondamatic CM450A

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    Re: 1978 honda cb400 hawk. what type of oil?

    I use 20w50 Spectro 4, which is non-synthetic. The bike runs great.
    '78 CB400TI

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    Re: 1978 honda cb400 hawk. what type of oil?

    Clean motorcycle usage oil of the correct (specified) weight, changed often.....

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    Re: 1978 honda cb400 hawk. what type of oil?

    I think many people pay too much for expensive motorcycle specific oils and/or "boutique" oils. HDEOs can do all of what more expensive oils claim to do but at a fraction of the cost.

    I've found HDEOs to work even better for me than, for example, Honda GN4, which according to people I know, is "a very average" oil. If you don't mind spending $5 - $10 a quart for designer oils, feel free to, but if you take the time to compare them you'll be surprised at how good HDEOs are.

    That's my $.02.
    1983 Hondamatic CM450A

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    Re: 1978 honda cb400 hawk. what type of oil?

    shell rotella t is listed as a jaco oil (approved for motorcycles) and a 5 qt jug can be had at walmart for about $12-$15 (if my memory serves me correctly)

    it is typically a deisel motor oil

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    Re: 1978 honda cb400 hawk. what type of oil?

    I think they say Mobil Delvac makes for the smoothest shifting out of the 3 major HDEOs : Delvac, Rotella, and Delo. I run Delvac but have used Rotella and liked it.
    1983 Hondamatic CM450A

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