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  1. Africa Twin
    Hi, Can anyone tell me wether the engine takes semi-synthentic or fully synthetic oil? I can see that it takes 10w40 but what do people reccomend on here? Thanks Stewart Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  2. Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys I have just had a rebore on my 92 Donnie. What oil should I be using to bed the rings and bore. Should I stay away from semi synthetic?, Should I use some cheap oil for 500 miles then change filter and oil for some semi synthetic? Your thoughts please
  3. Chatter
    What is the difference between mineral and synthetic 2 stroke oil and which is the best for my sons 1986 DT125LC? We are going to start his bike up at the weekend after its winter hibernation and I will be using a remote tank of fuel as I am not sure if the oil pump is working. What happens if...
  4. Africa Twin
    Anyone had experience with using Smith & Allan oil in their (old) Africa Twin? Smith & Allan Motorcycle Oil 10w-40 Semi Synthetic | Buy oil, lubricants, greases and more from Smith and Allan Seems to meet all the right standards, etc., but at less than £3 per litre when delivered in a 20 litre...
  5. XL
    Rebuild is almost finished and engine is back in one piece and in the frame so its time for the oil, going to use 10/40 but not sure whether to use mineral, semi synthetic or fully synthetic, as the oils about at the time of production were mineral based thought I'd use that but open to...
  6. Africa Twin
    Evening all, Done about 800 miles on a fresh oil and filter change done by the previous owner. The oil is still looks as good as new but it needs a small top up but the previous owner cannot remember what oil he used. So not sure if it was mineral, semi or fully synthetic. What oil should i...
  7. Africa Twin
    Will I affect the longevity of my engine (RD07a) if I run it with fully synthetic oil please?
  8. Chatter
    Giving a heads up to everyone how likes castrol power 1 10:40 fully synthetic. Tesco (petrol stations only) on offer at 2.50 lt! (Down from £12.00) bargain to be had. Happy days.
  9. Chatter
    I have small project where I need to spray some metal sheets, I am going to use Aersol Cans but stuck on the choice of paint type to go for. Here is the list to choose from: * Cellulose * Synthetic Enamel * Basecoat * Metallic and Pearlescent I going for Gloss finish for good...
  10. Africa Twin
    I've just had to attend to my second choke sticking event in two years - après winter. I've just filled the metal shaped tube with Silkolene synthetic grease in a vain hope of keeping the water out. What do other people do after cleaning out the debris that accumulates in the tube please?
  11. Discounts / Deals
    Halfords are selling Castrol oils cheaply both 4 ltr the semi-synthetic Power one for £23-09 Fully synthetic for £25-89 No idea how long this runs.
  12. Africa Twin
    Not had it long but I doubt it has been serviced for a while. Looking here http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/discounts-deals/84951-15-off-all-castrol-shell-bike-oils-fluids.html seems to be some fair prices. But oil does my swede in, so many flavours. What does anybody reccomend. I know cheap as...
  13. Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    who"s right, do i use castrol power 1 racing 10w 30 full synthetic or castrol power 1 10w 30 part synthetic this is from two different HONDA dealers, this is for my crosstourer 1200x, some say its just down to money and some say about clutch slip ???
  14. Chatter
    Just bought 4 litres of Carlube R 10w-40 Semi-synthetic oil in Morrisons Petrol station for £12 odd. Looks a good deal.:thumbup:
  15. Transalp
    Will be doing an oil change soon for my '07 Transalp...which is the best oil available? I have these 3 in mind: Castrol Power 1 15w-50, Shell Advance VSX4 10W-40 and Silkolene Super 4 10W-40. All three are synthetic based. Thanks for any thoughts!
  16. XR Technical Specs
    Which oil do i use in my xr250? semi synthetic or fully synthetic. My bike is a 1996 XR250 L Baja, with electric start, i think it is an import.
  17. Mechanical Advice
    Hi ive just bought a honda xr250r 2001 bike and i want to change the oil, but im confused about fully synthetic, semi-synthetic, oils as im not sure whats in the bike at the moment. Would it matter if it was fully syn in there now and i drained it and put semi-syn in or vice versa? thanks alot guyys
  18. Chatter
    I've been toying with the idea of replacing our Mountain Equipment Firewalker II sleeping bags. Earlier discussion suggested getting a down bag, but having thought about it, weighed up the pros and cons, I think we still plan to stick to synthetic. yes they are heavier, bulkier and a little...
  19. Mechanical Advice
    I was thinking of doing an oil change on my 600 TA in the next few weeks and wandering which is the best type of oil to go for an old TA and if it's worth going for one of those magnetic sump plugs and a Champion oil filter? I believe looking at the Haynes book of lies I will need 2.5 Litres...
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