Author Topic: Hey all, new user, look what I found in the back of my truck. Need some advice.  (Read 2690 times)

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Thanks guys.  I paid 3900$ cdn for it, so thats roughly 3000$ usd.  I thought it was fair considering it looks barely ridden.  It spent the last 3 years in dusty storage.

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*Originally Posted by gemini8026 [+]
Thanks Alan.  I called the local dealership and they have regular 10w30, and 10w40 synthetic.  What would u recommend?  IS it worth the extra cash to go full synthetic?!
I'm not Alan, but hey ho....
https://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/motul-5100-ester-4t-technosynthetic-oil.html
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In my opinion (backed by over 40 years since I started riding), it is not worth it to go fully synthetic. The bike runs fine on semi.

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*Originally Posted by alan sh [+]
In my opinion (backed by over 40 years since I started riding), it is not worth it to go fully synthetic. The bike runs fine on semi.
Alan
:0461:  This is what I was recommended for my bike by 2 different bike service centres; others may have their own recommendations or favourite brands I guess:
http://www.silkolene.com/motorcycle/4-stroke-engine-oils/comp-4-10w-30-xp/
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Now get ready to shoot me down but for the last 3 oil changes I have used the correct jaso spec oil but it hasnt been bike specific, I just get 10w40 semi synth..no problems and no blown engine or slipping clutch...tyres i would go with Michelin PR4 ..on my 3rd rear, last one was replaced at 8700miles, front was replaced at 11500 miles (it was knackered though) This last rear one had a bit of meat left on but as i had an 1800 mile weekend planned i had to change it.

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The type of tyre you want is a "sport touring" tyre, there should be plenty of choice from the main brands.

Don't use car oil it will mess up the wet clutch. If it's been stood for that long it should get new brake fluid, and possibly the battery may have lost condition if it was left flat. Other than that just check it over, make sure everything works, everything that should move does freely with no friction or roughness, everything that shouldn't move doesn't.

Enjoy your ride  :152: these are great underrated bikes, plenty of power and sweet handling.
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*Originally Posted by Ali-bear [+]
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Don't use car oil it will mess up the wet clutch.
Not if you use the correct Jaso spec for the oil... I did over 30000 miles on my deauville and around 15,000 on the cbf... It's on 53000miles now with no ill effects,

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*Originally Posted by 1madboiler [+]
Not if you use the correct Jaso spec for the oil... I did over 30000 miles on my deauville and around 15,000 on the cbf... It's on 53000miles now with no ill effects,

Ok but which oil was that then?
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It was a Q8 10w40 that I found in a local motor factors, all the specs were correct and i used it first in the deauville. I have since gone onto using Asda 10w40. It was the owner of my bike testing station that put me on to it. He buys in bulk 10w40 for all of his older car servicing and used it in bikes too after the rep (I think its Millers) told him they produce oil for ASDA and there is no difference in the bike specific and car specific 10w40 semi synthetic. I have had no ill effects and neither has my clutch slipped..I understand its my choice but i am just putting it out there..its up to you if you want to use it.

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*Originally Posted by 1madboiler [+]
... using Asda 10w40... there is no difference in the bike specific and car specific 10w40 semi synthetic... I understand its my choice but i am just putting it out there..its up to you if you want to use it.

Thanks for the tip  :028:
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