I ran this gear oil in my '17 Yamaha yz450f that I run as a snowbike. I chose to run this oil because, I had heard good things about Maxima and, I chose this lower viscosity/weight 5/30 because, of the colder environment I was running in to pick up the oil quicker and, after half a season of riding was very surprised to have to replace the clutch on it....I have been riding for a long time and I know how to use a clutch and, I have never had to replace a clutch on any of my bikes in the past so, I would not recomend a full synthetic oil to run as gear oil. I would only run a semisynthetic oils for gear oil and, would only run full synthetic for pre mix if running a two stroke. Definitely use higher weight gear oil in hot/warm coditions like what is recommended for your bike.
I have tested oils for the high performance dirt bike engines for a long time. I decided to give maxima 530mx one year in a new engine, pulled the engine down to the cases. Found the engine parts to show minimal wear! Bottom line is it truly is a high performance oil! Will keep using in the future
This is the only oil I will ever run in my race bikes. Never had a problem with Maxima and has better clutch feel than other competing oils I have ran in the past.
Put this in my 09 crf250r after using stock oil, felt good clutch feels smoother easier to pull, and a bit of mid range power was added not a huge diff but just a tad. worth the price
expensive but great oil. My 2009 kx450 was overheating with Torco T-4 on hot days over 85 degrees. Even with engine ice. Switch to this havent had a problem since.
great oil. only thing my sponsors allow me to run.