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Old 11-04-2006, 11:32 AM
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Default Oil for 1983 185S three wheeler

What kind of oil should I use in a 185S..Smoking so I am considering 20W50 and run it some before I consider a revuild. 20W50 Castrol or what? Thanks
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Old 11-04-2006, 12:31 PM
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Default Oil for 1983 185S three wheeler

20 fiddy castrol Actevo is good and inexpensive. Good oil for air cooler engines
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Old 11-04-2006, 01:57 PM
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Default Oil for 1983 185S three wheeler

I've been running that valvoline stuff made for ATV's
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:19 PM
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Default Oil for 1983 185S three wheeler

same, i just buy the atv oil, its good stuff and cheap to
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:07 PM
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Did I mess up? I bought Syntec synthetic blend 20W50....
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:15 PM
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put the syntec in yer car, not yer trike.
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:50 PM
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Default Oil for 1983 185S three wheeler

I run the Honda Gen 4
10w/40 in all my bikes
No issues
400EX 2004
185S 1982
110 1982
70 1982
Looking to change to 20W/50 in the 400 though
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Old 12-15-2006, 08:04 PM
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Default Oil for 1983 185S three wheeler

Thanks. I used the 20W50 Valvoline MC oil. Still smokes some but if it don't foul the plug, I gonna let er smoke. I won't ride it much anyway. But if I want to ride it I don't want to be afraid of fouling a plug...Guess a little time will tell. If I have to rebuild the top end I can do that.. The thing was given to me so I can put a little into it. About $125 in oit now for the new centrif. clutch shoes and the ftiction disks in the main clutch stack.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:47 AM
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Default Oil for 1983 185S three wheeler

Hey,
I can not figure out where to fill the oil at! under a round black rubber cap is a bolt, i took that off and found a black plug inside. What do i do?


Thank you
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Old 02-06-2007, 03:23 AM
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Default Oil for 1983 185S three wheeler

Do you have a 185S or what do you have? On the 185S, the dipstick is located on the right side basically at your right heel, just above where the footpeg runs under the engine. Unscrew and remove the dipstick. This is where you add oil.
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