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Re: Very dirty final drive oil
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2021, 06:17:16 pm »
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Re: Very dirty final drive oil
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2021, 06:29:10 pm »
There are other outlets for oils other than Triumph dealerships  :002:

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Re: Very dirty final drive oil
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2021, 02:24:31 am »
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There are other outlets for oils other than Triumph dealerships  :002:

HERRESY!!!!!  :745: Haha, yeah this is true. I learned the hard way to ONLY use the oil specified in the owner's manual.

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Re: Very dirty final drive oil
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2021, 11:16:14 am »
Either of these two brands can be worth it, it does not necessarily have to be Triumph's.



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Re: Very dirty final drive oil
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2021, 02:14:00 pm »
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HERRESY!!!!!  :745: Haha, yeah this is true. I learned the hard way to ONLY use the oil specified in the owner's manual.

I’m not sure that I understand your statement, Flux_Capctr.
Manufacturers specify the grade of oil to be used, and recommend the brand, typically based on sold marketing rights. I hope you weren’t implying that you were given a hard time over a brand that you used.
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Re: Very dirty final drive oil
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2021, 02:32:05 am »
Spanish Andy :

I'd change it again in about 4K miles and keep on changing it every 4K miles until it looks fairly clean.  Then every 10K or 20K miles after that.

It takes very little time to do a change and doesn't cost much ( small volume ).

I use any full synthetic 75W-90.
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Re: Very dirty final drive oil
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2021, 09:30:02 am »
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Spanish Andy :

I'd change it again in about 4K miles and keep on changing it every 4K miles until it looks fairly clean.  Then every 10K or 20K miles after that.

It takes very little time to do a change and doesn't cost much ( small volume ).

I use any full synthetic 75W-90.

Thanks . Yes I was thinking along the same lines. I suspect (hope) it will be much cleaner in the next changes. I think it has never been changed even at the first service. I completed a minor* service (oil/air/plugs/carb balance/drag link) and included coolant and brake fluids as well. I didn't bother with valves or steering head grease, leaving until next service at 64K KM's but IF the final drive oil was never changed, possibly other items were missed, I don't know but in any case I might get round to those sooner.

By the way I used liqui moly 75w/90 100% synth . It comes in 500ml. good for two changes.

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Re: Very dirty final drive oil
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2021, 04:14:39 pm »
I plan on changing mine with each oil change or every 10K miles if I decide to change my oil early.
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