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Old 05-20-2016, 09:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Rotella T6 5W-40 is on the thinner side of 40-grade, and does shear down close to a high 30-grade rather quickly.

Rotella T5 10W-30 semi-synthetic would also be a good choice if you wanted a cycle-safe 30.

My son run a 30 in his Ninja 250, and it spends most of it's time near redline.

That said, I don't think you are going to see any noticeable gains in performance or economy by going to a 30, but I think it's OK as long as you use a good one and keep track of the level. Ninja 250s will lose some oil into the airbox from the crankcase breather when running at high rpms.

I personally don't like oil additives, so I would skip that.

Check out these Ninja 250 sites if you haven't already -

Ninja250 Riders Club :: Index

https://www.ninjette.org/forums/
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