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post #11 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 02:49 PM
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Checked with my dealer in Dayton Ohio and they now use Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10w-30 10W-40.
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post #12 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 01:54 PM
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Castrol Power 1 Racing 4t

10w30/10w40

Fully Synthetic

Dealer just told me that Triumph now recommends this and it's what they use when they service your Triumph.

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Mobil 1 V-Twin 20w-50 full synthetic. This is for my Bonneville T100 which is air/oil cooled.

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Mobil, Castrol, Motul etc: all much of a muchness IMO
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I think i mentioned this before. But a while back there was a law suite which i think was filed by mobil in which they tried to stop companies like castrol from claiming thier oil was synthetic when they weren't. Mobil lost and it was decided that now any oil can be called synthetic as long as they ad a certain additive package. So consequentially there are only a few true synthetics left, and from what i read i believe even mobil 1 is no longer a true synth. (don't quote me, but i did read something about that) Probably because they can't compete that way. On the other hand a few oils are true synthetics because they have a reputation as high end oils and can demand the prices they need to in order to make it profitable. Those are amsoil, motul, and i think royal purple and redline tho i'm only sure of motul and amsoil.

I may be off on some of the details, but it's based in truth unless what i've read in several places is rumor or such. And like i said before tho, as long as you change it regularly and use a quality oil i don't think it will make any measurable difference. I think everyone knows that. My dealer supplies me with free oil and filter for 90000 miles and i was considering passing on that to use motul or amsoil. The the cost is so high on those, especially compared to free i've just been using what they sat if great oil. (Torco semi) They build bonnevilles there for racing, some as high as 300HP (at least thats what they told me) and broke 5 records last time out. So whether Torco is as good as amsoil or motul, it's gotta be good enough.
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I like Amsoil and have also used Lucas. As long as you abide by the specs in the manual I don't think there would be a problem.
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I like Amsoil and have also used Lucas. As long as you abide by the specs in the manual I don't think there would be a problem.
I now use Amsoil 20W50 year round. Usually warm here, and this oil works fine. Amsoil recommended 12,000 mile changes. I am not that trusting, and use 4500-6,000 miles. There are a number of good oils available. There is a relatively close local dealer, so there are no shipping costs and they always have it in stock.
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post #18 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 08:45 AM
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Just left my local dealer in Dayton Ohio and here their using Castrol Power 1 Racing Oil.
10W-30/10W-40 fully Synthetic.
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so Mike...you using that "fully synthetic" Castrol, or what? *grin*

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Does anyone know what blend oil the dealer has in it when you buy it new? When I took delivery of my bike the service dept. did the "hand off" and it was explained to me that the factory puts oil in the bike, and does some sort of break in, then it is drained and shipped dry to the dealer. The dealer then puts in some kind of interim oil to be ran from 0-500 miles then changed out to a full synthetic. I was told to baby the bike 0-100 miles, then run it like I stole it from 100-500mi, hard acceleration and deceleration for good break in, then the full synthetic would "seal it up"? Did the rest of you get the same lecture? At any rate - so far so good, I have 1800 miles on it. I didn't have the dealer do the 500mi service tho - they are far - but a local bike shop did the service and put in Motul Full Synthetic ETECH 100 10W40 which from what I can tell from this thread must be pretty good stuff. It had BETTER be for $13.95 a quart!!!

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