I just changed my oil using Kawasaki oil and I hate it. I get clutch drag like no other, shifting sucks, and my shift shaft seems to stick. Anyone else have issues with this oil?
Branded oils are made by the lowest bidder that can meet their (usually) lax requirements as far as I know.I've heard good things about Kawachem synthetic, but nothing one way or the other about their petro oil. I bought a qt. of Kawachem on a trip once for topping off, but I've never used it for a full oil change. I am hesitant to use branded products of unknown origin. I know Harley riders who will put nothing but "Harley Davidson" branded oil in their bikes. None of them has ever been able to tell me who makes it or what's in it.
If it doesn't work in your bike, get it out of there and tell your friends how crappy it is. These companies all need to have their feet held to the fire over the products they buy and stick their name on.
I had similar issues with Amsoil, so I went back to Mobil 1 4T.