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From racing Moto every time I would break in a bike I would first use conventional drain it clean it out with some diesel and then go with synthetic for the rest of the bikes life. I think synthetic is the best way to go with these small engines.
 

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That engine comes from the factory with Arctic Cat ACX Synthetic oil which is a 5W50 special blend primarily designed for that engine and other AC engines. Do not use anything else, and never put anything but synthetic in that engine.
 

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I'm with Dragonfire I think conventional for break in let the rings seat and everything else, then go with a synthetic, I did not have time to drain mine and do just that, I think synthetic just work to good for break in , and as far as that crap about using Atic Cat brand oil I think is bull sh'''t, what do they have some top secret internal parts that can only be lubed by there name brand oil, who makes there oil for them? if that's the case we have a problem Houston, there motors are still breaking down with very few hrs.
 

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They don't have top secret things in their oil, but they people that designed the engine know what works best for the engine. I recommend using the Arctic Cat ACX oil in that engine, but if you don't want to do not put anyting but synthetic in because once synthetic has been in an engine you are not supposed to go back to conventional.
 

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I would not use anything else, I run synthetic in all my vehicles, I like reg oil for break in purposes,
I did use the Artic Cat oil change kit, but I am looking around for a as good or better replacement, already found that my local Cycle Gear carries some choices on the oil filter
 

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If you are looking for a different oil, I would personally recommend Maxima. They have a synthetic 5w50 oil. I like maxima because it is designed for these type of engines and have the various approvals like for use with wet clutches. Just a suggestion as to something you can look for. It is called Maxima Maxum Synthetic 4 Ultra.
 

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Ive been doing a little research on this oil and discovered the "cat with the hat" makes
and excellant oil that deffently states that it has zink:
5W-50 FULL SYNTHETIC (API � SM) For Newer High Performance Cars and Trucks This full synthetic oil was engineered for extreme protection and superior performance. It contains an advanced additive package for maximized horsepower, heat protection, and longer-lasting zinc/phosphorus anti-wear.
This is the recommended oil for the ROUSH� P-51a� Mustang, and meets Ford WSS-M2C931-B.

They are selling it for $7.99 in the 5/50 wt. on line.
I hope this helps anyone.


 

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Ive been doing a little research on this oil and discovered the "cat with the hat" makes
and excellant oil that deffently states that it has zink:
5W-50 FULL SYNTHETIC (API � SM) For Newer High Performance Cars and Trucks This full synthetic oil was engineered for extreme protection and superior performance. It contains an advanced additive package for maximized horsepower, heat protection, and longer-lasting zinc/phosphorus anti-wear.
This is the recommended oil for the ROUSH� P-51a� Mustang, and meets Ford WSS-M2C931-B.

They are selling it for $7.99 in the 5/50 wt. on line.
I hope this helps anyone.


You should not use this oil. It is Automotive oil, not Off-Road vehicle oil. The main difference that makes automotive oil not good to use is that automotive oil is not made to work with wet clutches. You have to remember when an oil is designed for cars, the oil is only lubricating the engine, but when oils are designed for offroad vehicles they are lubricating the engine, transmission, and a wet clutch. These oils have other additives that automotive oils don't have. You will end up having problems with your wet clutch. So again don't use this oil or any other automotive oil.
 

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Aren't the CVT clutches a little different from a bike clutches , is the XTZ a wet or a dry clutch I've heard both, heard it was a dry from Speedwerx, and wet from a friend on this forum, so witch is it I guess that would make the difference, Cat in the hat sounds like a good deal
 

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The cvt clutches are different and they are dry, in fact if they get wet then the belt will slip. Arctic Cat transmissions also have a wet clutch which disengages at low rpms that way the cvt clutches aren't always spinning when stopped. It is kind of the same concept as automatic clutches on most manual utility quads.
 
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