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post #41 of 104 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 10:09 PM
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Ive run 15/50 for most of 43,000 miles. It's getting harder to find, so I have been using Mobil 1 10/40 M/C. You can't go wrong with either at the temps you described.
Cheers. Hunted around and could not get anything other than 10/40 synthetic or part synthetic, so got castrol 4t multi.
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Well, I but Shell Rotella 100% synthetic 5w-40 from Wal-Mart. Way cheaper than Mobil 1 or Castrol racing. I have run this in many of my wet clutch motorcycle with no issues.

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I run Shell Rotella 100% synthetic 5w-40 in all my bikes and cars also. Good stuff, wish I could buy it by the 5 gallon bucket. I have been very satisfied with it so far after using it in everything the last 3 years.
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Even though electric sport bikes are apparently just around the corner, I for one will not welcome their coming.....Because they don't use oil so the era of motor oil arguments will be over, DAMN, I love oil threads! There will hencforth only be tires (tyres) to argue about.
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Even though electric sport bikes are apparently just around the corner, I for one will not welcome their coming.....Because they don't use oil so the era of motor oil arguments will be over, DAMN, I love oil threads! There will hencforth only be tires (tyres) to argue about.
I've been pretty good in this one... Usually I'll throw out that I use car oil, throwing gas on the fire and everybody breaks out the pitchforks. Was fun the first dozen times, but it got old. What kind of batteries do you use in your e Cycle?
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post #49 of 104 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 12:37 PM
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Mobile 1 20/50 v twin fully synthetic. Available at Autozone.
Can't be apprecialbly different than Mobile 1 15/50.
Prop Forward is wise. This is what he recommends.
I went to the K & N oil filter.
Anything to avoid the stealor (dealor).
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Triumph designed the engine from the ground up, and asked Mobil to "design and engineer" an oil to lubricate and protect it, with an additive package designed to work with the metals and seal materials used by triumph for maximum long term protection.
Pure fiction. Completely unsubstantiated. People like you destroy the value of the Internet.
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