I checked online at canadian tire and walmart but no Dino oil and no rotella NON-synthetic oil. selection not so great in Canada even in greater Toronto area but will go and check in person this morning
I have motul semi-synthetic oil already, would the semi-synthetic oil be ok to break in the new piston rings?
or should just buy the GN4 from honda if i cant pickup the other oil? thanks
Plenty of oils out there comparable to GN4 that are a lot cheaper and much more widely available. I usually get Spectro or Motul from my local bike shop, mainly because I want to support them and help make sure they stay in business. I've also used the cheapest Valvoline 4-stroke oil from Walmart for a season. It met all of the same requirements as GN4 and worked fine. I see little reason to travel 20 miles round trip just to pay a premium for GN4 from the nearest Honda dealership when I can get perfectly fine oil a lot cheaper right up the street and help out a local business in the process.
You can put a 10w-30 auto oil in the bike as long as it doesn't say "Energy Conserving" on the bottle. Once you've put a couple hundred miles on it then your break-in is over; drain the 10w-30 out and replace with your motul semi-synthetic and you'll be golden.