Which oil

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  1. steve0202

    steve0202 New Member

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    hi people sorry for another oil post, I’m going to do an oil change on my rr6 just wondering does it make any difference which oil either semi or full synthetic? Obv I’m not going to buy cheap stuff like Halfords own etc.
     
  2. Gaffa22

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    what mileage do you do and how often do you plan on changing it ?
    If you only do low mileage and don't want to change it every year then go fully synthetic, if changing every year go semi synthetic
     
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  3. Muffking

    Muffking Elite Member

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    FWIW both my RR5 & RR6 get Castrol Power 1 (not the racing version) 10W-30 at the beginning of each year plus a new filter.
    This may be overkill, but it's peace of mind and one less thing to worry about.
     
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    As a general question, and I am nowhere near a chemical analyst, does anyone have definitive information that would support that oil might lose some if its properties over a year - whether or not the bike is used?
     
  5. Vito Belas

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    Oxidation, High heat, Moisture, Viscosity loss, Fuel dilution. All of these factors can effect your oil, no matter how much you using your bike. Though all motor oils eventually deteriorate, synthetic oils last longer than conventional oils and deliver improved protection against wear and deposits. They’re formulated with base oils that are more resilient to oxidation and heat, while their additives also typically offer improved performance.
     
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  6. PauloHRC

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    I'll second what Muffking said......Castrol power 1 10w 30. Semi synthetic. It's what my local Honda dealer uses for oil changes so I just buy extra for topping up!
     
  7. Gaffa22

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    yes but Honda recommend changing it every 12 months, which if you only do a couple of thousand miles is a bit wasteful
    fully synthetic is only a little dearer and will last for 24 months.
     
  8. Vito Belas

    Vito Belas Active Member

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    I use Motul 300v 10w40 on my fireblade
     
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  9. Geoff Paxton

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    Be careful about mixing oils even if you dump all out, synthetic and mineral oils do not mix, they will congeal and can cause the clutch to slip amongst other issues. Might be being pedantic but speaking by experience.
     
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  10. Cream_Revenge

    Cream_Revenge New Member

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    Motul or RockOil. Every 12 months regardless of miles. Oil + filter <£50, engine rebuild =££££
     
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  11. thewiz

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    Im trying Motul 7100 10w40 this year. Full synthetic.
     
  12. Nigelg79

    Nigelg79 Active Member

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    What’s wrong with Halfords oil? Put it in my track bike and does the job just fine.
     

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