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Postby Bigredzed » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:01 pm

I was looking through all the posts (probably not all as there are quite a few) with which oil to use. Many recommend Valvoline 20w50 but it seems difficult to find in the UK especially on line when searches usually result in Valvoline Vr1 which says not for use on wet clutch applications. Others recommend Halfords Mineral oil, again when looking the only 20W50 appeared to be web only, Silkolene silkolube 20W50. So searching about on the net I found this site, cheaper than Halfords and it came the next day. I was also considering the classic mini oil which has a high zinc content and is ok for wet clutch.

https://www.classic-oils.net/
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Re: Oil

Postby JezZedexE1 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:43 pm

I have used these for the last few years and never had any issues.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/SILKOLENE-SUPE ... B00CEWJ16Q

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rock-Oil-Motor ... B01H5GZTBQ

Always used genuine Kawasaki oil filters.

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Re: Oil

Postby Davidzapper » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:34 pm

Getting old and I forget a lot but why semi and not fully erect OPP's I mean fully synthetic :popcorn
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Re: Oil

Postby Bigredzed » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:48 am

Common opinion seems to be that mineral oil is the best to use for our bikes, so that is what I bought. I bought a thicker grade 20W50 as I only use it in summer, I have no oil cooler and the oil pressure gets a bit low when hot. I believe that modern oils have a lot less zinc additive than the older oils, supposedly better for wear on cams etc. Other users also claim that high zinc oils make their bike sound quieter (like a sewing machine).
I don't do many miles and still change the oil annually so a long life and expensive synthetic is a bit of a waste.
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Re: Oil

Postby VinoBassi » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:59 am

I am using Penrite HPR Diesel Engine Oil - 20W-60 premium mineral with full zinc,Cheers. :thumbup
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Re: Oil

Postby Bigredzed » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:54 am

https://www.classic-oils.net/Penrite-Classic-V-Dub

This 20W60 sounds good but doesn't mention wet clutch compatibility

Classic V-Dub meets API SJ/CG-4 and contains a high zinc additive pack for added anti-wear protection for older engines. It contains a special additive pack that has been specifically selected to provide better protection for Volkswagen air and water cooled engines. It is compatible with the original grades that were specified and exceeds their specification requirements, hence offering a greater level of engine protection compared to the original oils.

Classic V-Dub contains a “Tacky Additive” so that when vehicles are laid up, the engine oil doesn't run off the internal surfaces. This, combined with an increased level of rust inhibitor, provides protection against corrosion and deterioration when the engine is not used or in storage.
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Re: Oil

Postby Betterthanfabio » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:42 pm

VinoBassi wrote:I am using Penrite HPR Diesel Engine Oil - 20W-60 premium mineral with full zinc,Cheers. :thumbup

That's what I use.
Went into Autobarn. "We know. We fit" guy's :roll: .
Buy the oil.
"DO you need an oil filter?"
Me "No it's going in a motorbike"
Guy behind counter"YOU CANT PUT THAT IN A MOTORBIKE!
Me "Yes I can bye"
You should try to know everything about something & something about everything.
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Re: Oil

Postby Turboblew2 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:11 am

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Re: Oil

Postby VinoBassi » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:25 am

Betterthanfabio wrote:
VinoBassi wrote:I am using Penrite HPR Diesel Engine Oil - 20W-60 premium mineral with full zinc,Cheers. :thumbup

That's what I use.
Went into Autobarn. "We know. We fit" guy's :roll: .
Buy the oil.
"DO you need an oil filter?"
Me "No it's going in a motorbike"
Guy behind counter"YOU CANT PUT THAT IN A MOTORBIKE!
Me "Yes I can bye"

That's what there told me me too,but these at Supercheap OZ..Thanks for the heads up mate,Reckon that's a really neat oil for our turbo,BTFabio. :thumbup :thumbup
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Re: Oil

Postby Charlie @ Evergreen » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:40 pm

yup all I use is the BP (Brad Penn) 20/50...didn't think of the 20/60 or even knew about it. Love how quiet the engine is with all the zinc and other additives they use. :thumbup
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Re: Oil

Postby Betterthanfabio » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:15 pm

You should try to know everything about something & something about everything.
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