We all know that all engines aren’t created equally, but is the oil that goes into it the same? Gasoline kinda is, so would oil be any different? We really wanted to provide a definitive answer to this question. But the thing is, if we say a definitive YES, we’re going to get a slew of comments and messages disagreeing. Same thing happens if we say NO. Since we’re not really in the click bait market, we figured we could address this question as it should be – of a scientific mind. This video will break down what you need to know.

In a nutshell – you should definitely use motorcycle specific oil if that’s what your motorcycle recommends, but in a pinch, car oil could work okay. Just be sure the weight is correct. You know what? Just watch the video below and get all the information that you will need to make this work for you. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to get you the best answer.

4 thoughts on “Can You Put Car Oil In A Motorcycle?

  1. Thanks for the informative post!
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  2. Can we use GTX castrol oil 20w50 in cg honda motorcycle

  3. If my Kawasaki Concours says it needs 10W40 can I put 5W40 in it or is that a big no-no?

    1. The first number is the cold thickness. If you use a lower number there you could encounter rough or even dry starts. Where all the oil has made its way into the lower parts of the engine. This can lead to metal on metal contact and damage to the engine. In hotter climates like texas you may be able to get away with 5w-40 but the colder your average tempreture the more at risk you become.

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