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I know, I know.. its an old worn out chestnut, but I think it is always worthy to repeat.. the issue of Mineral vs. Synthetic oils.

I have never changed to synthetic oil in a broken-in engine, until it has reached 6000 miles / 10,000 kms. even though manufacturers as Triumph seemingly recommend a mere distance of 500 miles!

Indeed, I tend to think that a good quality mineral oil is sufficient for triple engines that never see the track. My mineral oil of choice: Shell Helix Plus 10W50. My synthetic oil of choice: Amsoil 10W40 or Castrol Activo 4T

See also the excellent and exhaustive study done by Amsoil on motorcycle oils: http://www.amsoil.com/lit/g2156.pdf
 

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Well according to Castrol, the S3 motor benefits from a synthetic oil. And in their words, if the engine manufacturer specifies a certain oil, then use it.

You pays your money and takes your choice.
 

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I'm what the financial link is between Castrol & Triumph. I'm sure there is a contract lurking somewhere... such mutual admiration (at least in the commercial world) does not come cheap!!
 

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....biting tongue.... ....must resist the temptation.... ...banging fingers with a hammer.... ...trying hard not to open this can of worms.... ...must respect my promise to myself never to post in an oil thread again...


BLARGRAPHLANDOLESTINGNARPLARECTALOSTOPHY!

I think I just popped a vein.

:brk: :knkknk: :wow: :lalala:
 

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On 2006-12-10 12:01, teologie wrote:
Indeed, I tend to think that a good quality mineral oil is sufficient for triple engines that never see the track.
And you've done how many engine tear downs after controlled durability tests?
 

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> -- The discussion drones on...

And thanks so much for making sure that it does. I had gotten so tired of the only droning sound being my furnace blower.

Wanna hear about my personal religions now?

:hammer:
 

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HAHAHAHAHAH

Just don't put any oil in it. You'll never have to worry about which type is better for street or track riding.
 

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I'm interested in Diego's resonal religions....please do tell!!!!

Just to clarify my opinion...I was recently on a course at Castrol for work, and of course we turned the subject to motorcycles.

The Castrol guys were saying that if an engine manufacturer specifies a particular oil then you should use it, even if it's not a Castrol oil, because a lot of the time an engine is developed with a certain oil. For instance they and Peugeot had jointly developed three of Peugeot's engines. They were in a development program with BMW for a new motorcycle engine etc.

So the engine manufacturer states a specific oil for a reason - they know it works with the engine and protects it to their satisfaction.

Now....religions please......
 

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On religion, another Crash said it best-

<A HREF="http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0094812/" TARGET="_blank">Crash Davis: Well, I believe in the soul, the*****, the *****, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated *****. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
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[ This message was edited by: crashmasterd on 2006-12-11 08:30 ]
 

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Religion = Pillock Bollox
 

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Last I checked, a gallon, or what ever the metric equivalent is, of FN triumph 15w 50 cost 53 fn US dollars. Go to the mobil site and do a little research. Mobil produces 15w 50 extended performance for half the price (4 something a quart). Is it JASO certified, not sure I really care.
 
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