Main Motorcycle: TBS2k
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Long Island, NY
Oil: Semi Synthetic or Synthetic? TBS2k
I'm ready to change oil on my 2000 TBS. Manual says to use semi-synthetic 10/40 API/SG.
I've been reading through the threads and there seems to be differing opinions about synthetic oil superior protection on the one hand and clutch slippage on the other. Also, apparently API/SG is now considered obsolete and modern Triumphs can use either semi or full synthetics with higher API ratings. I don't know if full synthetics were available in 2000 (if not, that might be why not listed as option in service manual) and whether its OK to use a 4T full synthetic oil, like Motul 5100 4T Motor Oil, without causing any issues or should I just stick to semi-synthetic?
What brand and type of oil does the Hinkley Triple community recommend?
Last edited by whiskeyzulu; 10-14-2019 at 12:43 PM.