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The feelings on oil are as wide and varied as the feelings on what makes the best barbeque sauce. Or something.

Use an oil that meets the manufacturers specs laid out in your owners manual and you'll be just fine. Here are some previous threads on oil so that you can get some additional ideas:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/83500-switching-to-dino-from-synthetic.html

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/83672-which-engine-oil-do-you-use.html

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/91981-oil-talk.html

External Links

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Oils1.html

http://www.shellusserver.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3081&page=1#Post3081


Oil Filter Dissection
http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/53292-t100-oil-filter-132km-with-pics.html
 

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If you purchase your oil by the US quart, it takes 4 quarts (my manual lists it as 1.03 US gallons)--this is including a filter change.

If you purchase your oil by the 4 litre jug, pour about 1/2--3/4 quart in a clean container, then put the rest in the engine. Use the oil from the clean container to finish topping up to about mid-way between the two marks beside the site glass. My book lists the volume by liter as 3.8 litres with oil filter change.

Manual recommends filling the oil filter before installation. This will take about 3 or 4 tries as the oil will soak into the filter media slowly.

I very much recommend replacing the "crush washer" on the sump drain plug each time you change the oil. I also recommend one use a torque wrench to tighten both the oil filter and the sump drain plug. You can get the right size "crush washer" by asking for one for a 1990 Honda Accord at an auto parts store. Same size is probably used on later model Honda Accords--I just happen to have an OLD one with only 208000 miles.
 

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04 Bonne I been using Amsoil 20/50 w NAPA GOLD filter since 05. NO problems & last longer. Clutch really likes it!! Sloppy pour= 4 QTS rite on. Hand tight filter & finally after 5 yrs a new crush washer. The NAPA GOLD is made by }WIC. It will clear the jack so I like it!!
A lot of opinions here tho- so do as I did & try them ? You will find the one that works for you. Amsoil 20/50 did it for me!!
 
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