Has anybody put synthetic oil in the crankcase after the break in period? The service manual says use yami 10w30 or SAE10w30, but does not say with or without friction modifiiers/energy conserving (unless I missed it). I assume to use the non-friction modifier synthetic due to the wet clutch. I have used mobil 1 in all my vehicles, and had the top of the motors apart looking in the valleys and looks brand new. My modded daily driver is driven hard, and never any wear is seen on the magnetic drain plug. (cast iron heads and block, steel crank).
I see that yamaha has a yamalube semi-synthetic for racing, and I believe the regular yamalube does says non-friction modified. I asked the service manager where I bought the quad, and he said all he ever used was yami and klotz. I know mobil 1 sells a non-friction modified fully synthetic in 0w40. Most people say, just change your oil at the recommended intervals, does not matter what you use. Well, I like taking no chances when it comes to a high dollar item, and want the best protection I can get. I know there is 1 better synthetic and that is amsoil, but for the price mobil one can't be beat. Unless your running full drag cars at 20w50 then it is redline oil, but that is totally different story. The yami dealer said to drop the oil at 100 miles. book says 200. Funny thing, my first question to the service manager started out like, "Since the grizz 700 has a wet clutch, would it be alright to put non-friction modified synthetic in?, he stopped me and said it was not a wet clutch, right there I knew I would never bring the quad back there for service. Page 2-2 of the service manual in black and white.. CLUTCH TYPE : WET, centrifigal automatic.
So, what oil does everyone use? What oil filter does every one use? Where do you get your best prices? Dealer? Online? If online, who is the seller?
There are quite a few things that are supposed to be done on the first servicing. I am not going back to the dealer I bought it from for service, I asked about the first service and they said all they do is change the oil and filter. I can do that no problem. The 5 star service dealer is half the distance so I would take it there. Has anyone taken there 700 grizz to the dealer for the first service? The service manual lists quite a few things that should be done, I know it says 200 miles, but might as well be done at a 100. Check sparkplug, check valves, check fuel injection, clean air filter, check front and rear brakes, check wheels and tires, wheel bearings, v-belt inspection...etc... the list goes on for a while. Scary that all the dealer said was the engine oil. The diff and final gear oil is supposed to be changed too.
Anyone have a bill showing all that was done for the first service? And what it cost? I am going to send an e-mail to the reputable service dealer and see what he will charge. I know a lot was covered or asked in the topic, thanks for your time.