Hi, I"m in Vietnam and my ninja 300 has been passed first 500 km.I took it to kawasaki dealer in my city for oil changing. They have two oil types: Motul 300V 10W40 and Eni I-Ride Moto2 5W-40. I chose Eni 5W40 because it"s cheaper and seems to be more suitable in Vietnam weather condition. After changing, I ran my ninja for minutes and feel the engine gets hot quicker and after stopping, also getting cool faster.I returned to my home and re-read the manual, it told that the recommend oil for ninja 300 is 10W40 and told nothing about 5W40.I often use ninja 300 for going to work, run around, the distance is very short,
Hello cuonglm.Talking about oil is philosophy and when two talk about it they will never find the same solution.But since Vietnam is South-East-Asia I would NEVER choose a 5W oil (even in Germany I by myself would not), also when you have the chance to get Motul then take this since it"s one of the best you can get.In the case of oil or also about brakes you should never go the cheap way, because at the end this will make you pay the double price.Good luck and enjoy your ride.
Hi Yoermane,Thanks for your advice. Would you mind making it more details, like how can 5W oil can harm the engine ... In my city, people often use 5W for scooter bike, especially Honda SH 150 or Piaggio Liberty, LX 125.In my case, the price isn"t the main point for my decision. The dealer staff told me that 5W is suitable for engine Do you think I should change the oil right now or wait to 2000km?
Cuong do you really wanna compare the Ninjette with a scooter? I guess no, you don"t...About the oil-change I wouldn"t do this now, since it would mean a waste of money. Change your oil after 2000 km, but maybe ride the bike a little bit more carefully and not with too high revs. In a country with a higher temperature I would always recommend a higher weight for oil what at least means not lower than 10W.The warmer/hotter the oil becomes the lower the oil-pressure will go and in an unfavorable case the oil-film could seize.About the Dealer staff let me ask, on what education is their qualification based? I would think it"s like in every developed country (what in this case for me includes the US), a 1 to 3 month crash-course and then do service on customer bikes (in Germany the education for this staff takes 3 years with many tests, before they are working alone on customer bikes or cars).
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