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Offline chico

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oil quality
« on: October 10, 2015, 07:25:52 pm »
just ot my 32000 km insp. 2 valves were tight other than that all good. asked my shop owner that I bought 10w50 Castrol synth. oil he told me that's the worst! He said semi syn. motul is just fine for my bike. well he know s best. cheers Triumph rules!!!!

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Re: oil quality
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 07:31:51 pm »
interesting since on my new 2014 TTSE it has a sticker on it detailing the use of Castrol full SYNTH oil...   Plus I have been a sworn full synth oil user for a decade or so   Usually royal purple though
A nasty weather day riding is still better than any day working

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Re: oil quality
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 07:39:40 pm »
ya that s what I said ha ha  he said Castrol pays high cash for that. I m still gonna use that case I bought but after that, why spend extra cash for full when semi is just as good :821: :028:

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Re: oil quality
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2015, 07:43:40 pm »
There actually is an oil thread on the Goldwing site that was put together by the automotive engineers ref which oil handles shearing forces best and maintains its listed viscosity longest once contaminated etc,,,and in all cases  full synth won out under extreme wear situations,, High revs,,, high temps,, and heavy low RPM loads
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Re: oil quality
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2015, 08:03:06 pm »
I'm ok with that. I'm from Canada so extreme weather change is tops here. he s opened engines that were Castrol treated and he s noticed the wear. if you change oil every 5000km semi or full you should be ok. I ve tried royal purple not bad,not bad at all. :046: :152: :028: :020: triumph is better than H.D!!!!!

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Re: oil quality
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2015, 11:18:23 pm »
oh my god.... another oil thread :157:

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Re: oil quality
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2015, 11:58:02 pm »
oh my gosh yes....triumph rules.. on semi or full? ha ha :745: :125: :004: :192:

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Re: oil quality
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2015, 03:12:30 pm »
Relax, as a wise MC mechanic once said to me; some oil is better than no oil... clean oil is better than dirty oil... and the "right" oil is better than the wrong oil... in that order!
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