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Types of Engine Oil

Post by jerryfudd on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 12:37 pm

Hi,

I was just watching a video and this came up so thought id throw some paraffin on the age old debate of car vs motorbike oil......video below - watch from 3:30



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Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 1:25 pm

Sorry to pour firefighting foam on your prospective oil thread Smile but I don't think he's saying anything too controversial - we all know that oils which have friction modifiers (ones that claim to be more 'efficient') will almost certainly bugger up your clutch.

There is also a world of difference between our CB500 engine and clutch and, say, a BMW S1000 RR or a Ducati 1199 or similar (not least the dry clutch!). Our bike never really required a 'specialised' oil in the first place - however, in a certain way, it was designed with that in mind.

I use car oil in my bike - but I am quite careful to pick ones that don't have the friction modifiers and I also change it every year (approx) and I don't ride too many miles which probably helps things.
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Post by jerryfudd on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 1:33 pm

I had also added 'or calm it down' but seems that was missing by the time I pushed Send..... if anything I actually thought it would bring a bit of calm and reasoning to the argument that car oil was ok.

I was merely referring to stirring up the flames of discussion rather than a who's right war Smile
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Post by sullivj on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 5:12 pm

I've used car oil every year. Works for me.
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Post by jerryfudd on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 6:24 pm

@sullivj wrote:I've used car oil every year. Works for me.

which is what the video implies.... just don't use the ones with the additive
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Post by eternally_troubled on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 12:38 pm

I think with a CB500 having *some* oil rather than *no* oil is the key thing... the quality of the only then comes into play Smile Thankfully I don't think (touch wood) we have had anyone on here who has ran their bike low on oil and then screwed it up...

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