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Offline Trumpet

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Went to buy oil and...
« on: June 20, 2013, 07:09:03 AM »
The only Castrol racing oil they had was the 15-50 weight. The other shop has Castrol but not the one suggested on the owner's manual.

I thinking, since I live in a hot place, the 15-50 ain't gonna be that much different than the 10-40...what do you oil experts think?

what kind of oil are you planning on using?
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Re: Went to buy oil and...
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 01:55:10 PM »
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No problem dude  :028: :028:
Viscosity will be slightly thicker when cold but a good quality oil should give you no problems  :028: :028:

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 06:24:29 AM »
Wouldn't worry about it in the warm weather.  Might think otherwise if it was winter and you lived in the North.   Too thick oil isn't good on startup
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 08:53:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by w8d4it [+]
Wouldn't worry about it in the warm weather.  Might think otherwise if it was winter and you lived in the North.   Too thick oil isn't good on startup

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Re: Went to buy oil and...
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 06:15:14 PM »
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Re: Went to buy oil and...
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 07:56:27 PM »
For future reference:
The first number refers to the oil's low temperature performance, i.e., the oil will have the viscosity of a lighter oil when cold (which is usually good). The second number refers to the oil's high temperature performance. The higher the number, the better it will maintain lubrication when the oil is hot.

In your case, living in a warm place, your conclusion was spot on.

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Re: Went to buy oil and...
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2015, 08:16:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Trumpet [+]
The only Castrol racing oil they had was the 15-50 weight. The other shop has Castrol but not the one suggested on the owner's manual.

I thinking, since I live in a hot place, the 15-50 ain't gonna be that much different than the 10-40...what do you oil experts think?

what kind of oil are you planning on using?
Out here in the west, I find the Castro full synthetic motorcycle  engine oil just about everywhere I look. O'Reilley's Auto Parts, Wal*Mart, etc.

I know some shops have the synthetic motorcycle oils in a slightly different area. I am surprised you're having trouble finding it, but you might try asking.

You don't really have to use Castro, you can use any full or half synthetic motorcycle engine oil that's the same or close to the recommended stuff. IMO, the 15W50 will be fine as long as it has the words "motorcycle" and "synthetic", (full or part). Pure dino oil is NOT recommended.

The word "motorcycle" on the engine oil is important to prevent clutch slippage in the TTSE, since it's a wet clutch using the same engine oil.

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Re: Went to buy oil and...
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2015, 08:26:09 PM »
I agree with Don Tom there's other vary good oils out there you don't really need to stick with castrol if you don't want to
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