Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Forum banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
15,467 Posts
Tony, they had this stuff around years ago. They called it "Kal Guard engine coat" or somethign like that. VERY popular in the late 70's early 80's. Well, I just searched, and its still around...Engine Gard : Kal-Gard

Oddly enough, it was 8.95 for a tiny bottle, way back then. Oil was 75 cents per quart.

We all bought it. Did it work? Not enough to notice. I suspect if it really helped oil, its already in there. Imagien if you formulated an oil that was very much better than was already available. You'd be rich.

But, we need sticky, in places. Imagine something slippery enough to let the clutch plates slip, at lock-up. Not good.

We ran stuff like this in the 2005 Honda crf 450 since it separated the engine and trans oil. Did it work? Uh, we all did it....no evidence either way. They still blew up constantly.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
15,467 Posts
Tony, on second thought, I'd avoid it. Thinking outloud here.....If we believe the manual, we need to be using a specific motorcycle approved oil. I dont believe that, but pretend.

The car oil contains too much friction modified additives, right? So, we then add more? For what? Our transmission on this bike is amazing, and if you want better, use the bearing shifter mod from Murphs. Plus, these additives often stuck so well you'd have to open up the engine and wipe off the sightglass. The additive left a coating over the clear. The bearing shifter is here..I knwo it says concours 14, but he fits the Ninja/z bike as well. He used my bike to get the measurements.

Bearinged up Shifter for the C14
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top