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Old 05-27-2009, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Buddy has a 680 and wants to start changing his own oil..at the dealership they want an arm and a leg for "Honda" oil. What are you fellows running..make and weight please..thanks in advance..Woodtarget
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here read this post about the oil
http://www.hondaforeman.com/index.php?showtopic=16646
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QUOTE (Kipes @ May 28 2009, 12:50 AM)
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Here read this post about the oil
http://www.hondaforeman.com/index.php?showtopic=16646
I thought the 680 would use a different oil because of the auto transmission??
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I dont think so, my 500 has a transmission too but it not automatic. I think yours just has a shift motor. Best bet would be to look in the owners manual if you have it.
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QUOTE (Kipes @ May 28 2009, 09:55 AM)
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I dont think so, my 500 has a transmission too but it not automatic. I think yours just has a shift motor. Best bet would be to look in the owners manual if you have it.
Yes I have an electric motor that shifts my TRANSMISSION... Can any one else please help
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I have heard i am not sure but they say you should run honda oil because of the automatic trans. they say it is just like the ones out of the civic only smaller scale. I think that the honda oil is thicker or somethin i run honda oil in mine but i didn't think that it was that expencive.
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Thanks for the reply Si King..$10.00 per liter here..my buddy has 2 680's..that adds up quickly. I'm not sure but I think he said 3.9 liters per wheeler.Maybe he will just have to pay that much just knowing he is using the right type.
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QUOTE (woodtarget @ May 28 2009, 08:36 PM)
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Thanks for the reply Si King..$10.00 per liter here..my buddy has 2 680's..that adds up quickly. I'm not sure but I think he said 3.9 liters per wheeler.Maybe he will just have to pay that much just knowing he is using the right type.
yeah the way i see it it is better to be safe then sorry i will pay the extra just to make sure.
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The following is a little information on the correct oil for the Rincon and some different oils that are out there. I'm sure that I won't have every oil that will work in the Rincon listed, but I will have the most commonly used oils. These are oils that Rincon owners have been using since day 1 and are proven to work well. If I miss one, feel free to add it to the page.


This is from the service manual for engine oil specs: "Pro Honda GN4 or HP4 (without molybdenum additives) 4-stroke oil (USA and Canada), or Honda 4-stroke oil (Canada only), or an equivalent motorcycle oil API service classification SG or higher except oils labeled as energy conserving on the circular API service label. JASO T 903 standard: MA."


Most ATV/motorcycle oils designed for use with a wet clutch will have this certification. Although there are some oils out there, like Rotella-T synthetic, that do not have this cert. but will work fine.


You should also pick an oil weight matched to the climate you are in. Hot climates use a heavier weight oil and cooler climates use a lighter oil. The following is a chart from the Rincon service manual.

http://www.rinconriders.com/memberphotos/r...21-~2%20(2).jpg


For starters, Honda makes two oils for the Rincon. GN4 is a mineral oil and is probably what is in it from the dealer. There is also a synthetic oil, HP4 from Honda. Make sure you get the HP4 without molly, or you are going to have some issues!


As stated above, Rotella-T 5W-40 synthetic will work fine in the Rincon. It is not a ATV/MC oil, but it does work. It is in a blue jug and can be found at Wal-Mart.

http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?siteId...tellasynth.html


Amsoil has several synthetics to pick from. The Formula 4-stroke 0W-40 (AFF) is commonly used for the Rincon.

They also have a 10W-30 Formula 4-stroke small engine oil (ASE), 10W-30 (MCT), 10W-40 (MCF) and 20W-50 (MCV) Motorcycle oils. The Premium Protection 10W-40 (AMO) and the Premium Protection 20W-50 (ARO) oils are also JASO MA rated.

http://www.amsoil.com/products/atv/index.aspx


Another popular oil is Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40, formerly MX4T.

http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/..._4T_10W-40.aspx


Spectro has a number of oils to pick from. Spectro Platinum 0W-40 is the most talked about of the Spectro oils. Info on Spectro can be found here...http://www.spectro-oils.com/products.htm


The oils above aren't in any specific order, just the order that I put them in. As I stated above, this is by no means a complete list of oil for the Rincon, just the most common ones. Some are synthetic and some aren't.

Weather you pick a synthetic oil or not make sure you match the weight of the oil with the temperatures where you live. Copy and paste the link above to see the chart if you don't have a service manual.

Also keep in mind that everyone has their own preference for oil and it's up to you to pick what you want. All of the oils listed above have been used by many and one may not be much better or worse than another, you can't go wrong with any of them. It will probably come down to what is readily available in your area. As always, follow the recommended change intervals from Honda.


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