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Amsoil in Hondas

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Anyone running Amsoil in there Hondas? A friend of mine told me the clutch will slip with synthetic oil, he, by the way is a Yamaha guy. Any opinions or real non-bias experiences?

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A friend is now a amsoil dealer, But he had problems back in 2003 with a foreman with tranny slipping. Maybe they changed the formula

since then.

randy

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I think it may depend on the model. I'm pretty sure with the Rincon you should never use synthetic.

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You can use synthetic oil in hondas as long as it was made for atv use. Honda makes synthetic themselves. My dad's been running amsoil 0w-40 in his rubicon for awhile. Lots of people use synthetic in their rincons.

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2000 Honda Foreman S and been using Amsoil for years. I have noticed when I work my machine hard, and get it hot I have had some shifting issues. It's hard to explain (no expert here) but it's not slipping the clutch, more like sticking. The shifting gets difficult, and "clunky".

I don't know if it's the oil or if it's all the work I throw at the machine year round...wear and tear?

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Chuck, I had the same issue with mine early on. I talked to a Honda tech and the first thing he told me to do was put Honda motorcycle and ATV oil back in. I did and haven't noticed it any more and I'll turn 9000 miles in a month or so.

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Thanks Mac, I should have asked you about this. wink How much I like Amsoil, this has been my only concern.

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