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The 50 weight is pretty thick. I put it (Honda oil 20W-50) in mine for a while and it did the same thing. Once it warmed up it ran fine, but it would not shift into forward gears until the bike was warmed up for a few minutes. And that was in 85-90 deg weather.

I would stick to the Honda 10W30 or 10W40 when its hotter out. It is said that you can use "any" oil as long as it not an "energy conserving oil" (says that on the back of the bottle.) But why do you think it needs synthetic or a blend? Most of the time the oil is not in the machine long enough to break down, it either gets contaminated by water or is dirty.

My advice, use the Honda oil or one of the 4-stroke ATV oils from Castrol or Valvoline that is formulated to be used w/ wet clutches in an ATV.
 
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