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EazyDuz
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PostSubject: SAE90 final drive oil?   Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:38 pm

Would it be ok to put SAE80 gear oil in my C800? I have an almost full bottle which i got for my Virago 535 which was also shaft drive.
Would SAE80 be much different to SAE90? 
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peardrop3
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PostSubject: Re: SAE90 final drive oil?   Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:53 pm

I would not think there would be a problem mate! 90 is a bit thicker but not much & seeing as it was intended for another shaft drive bike then I'd use it myself anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: SAE90 final drive oil?   Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:03 pm

I have just replaced my oil with some shell transmission oil and I think it said it was suitable for use as SAE80/90, from what I have read, I honestly do not think it will make any difference in the UK.
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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: SAE90 final drive oil?   Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:54 pm

Use it, it'll be fine.
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Doc Cox
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PostSubject: Re: SAE90 final drive oil?   Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:58 am

You will have no problems using it 
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PostSubject: Re: SAE90 final drive oil?   Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:39 am

It was recommended for my GS 850 years ago, use it, it's fine.
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EazyDuz
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PostSubject: Re: SAE90 final drive oil?   Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:28 pm

Thats good then, didnt want to blow a tenner on a slightly different grade.
Is it neccesary to ride the bike first to warm up the oil in it or can i go ahead and change it cold?
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captain crash
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PostSubject: Re: SAE90 final drive oil?   Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:03 pm

Just empty it and refill
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