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Engine Oil.
« on: April 21, 2019, 05:57:26 am »
All S10 riders, what engine oil do you use: Mineral, semi-synthetic or full synthetic and which one?

  • I use 20W50 and change oil every 5000km :ricky:
« Last Edit: April 21, 2019, 05:59:44 am by Mzee »
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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 08:15:49 am »
Yamalube 15W30 still every 10,000km.
 It's full synthetic, but it makes the gear selection notchy.
From my 70,000km service I'm considering MOTUL 7100 15W50 full synthetic every 5,000km


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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 10:26:06 am »
Yamalube 15W30 still every 10,000km.
 It's full synthetic, but it makes the gear selection notchy.
From my 70,000km service I'm considering MOTUL 7100 15W50 full synthetic every 5,000km


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Why every 5000 Swakop? That stuff is good for 10 000+
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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 11:17:36 am »
Yamalube 15W30 still every 10,000km.
 It's full synthetic, but it makes the gear selection notchy.
From my 70,000km service I'm considering MOTUL 7100 15W50 full synthetic every 5,000km


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Why every 5000 Swakop? That stuff is good for 10 000+
Yeah...my preventative OCD'ness and the wish to drive it 'till my dying day...

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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2019, 11:30:42 am »
Yamalube 15W30 still every 10,000km.
 It's full synthetic, but it makes the gear selection notchy.
From my 70,000km service I'm considering MOTUL 7100 15W50 full synthetic every 5,000km


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Why every 5000 Swakop? That stuff is good for 10 000+
Yeah...my preventative OCD'ness and the wish to drive it 'till my dying day...

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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2019, 11:37:47 am »
Yamalube 15W30 still every 10,000km.
 It's full synthetic, but it makes the gear selection notchy.
From my 70,000km service I'm considering MOTUL 7100 15W50 full synthetic every 5,000km


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Why every 5000 Swakop? That stuff is good for 10 000+
Yeah...my preventative OCD'ness and the wish to drive it 'till my dying day...

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Net jammer daar is nie olie vir die "gatjeuk" wat mens ontwikkel met tyd vir n nuwer ryding :deal: ;) :eek7:

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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2019, 05:09:58 am »
Mzee,
I used Castrol Power 1 a few times but found gear changes very notchy for the last 10000km. This time decided too give Motol 5100
a try. Very happy so far with gear changes. My bike is a 2014 gen2 with 50000km. 
 

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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2019, 08:21:51 am »
Mineral oil has benefits as does synthetic thats why I use semi synthetic
 

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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2019, 10:52:41 am »
Mineral oil has benefits as does synthetic thats why I use semi synthetic
So long as it meets or exceeds the required specifications?



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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2019, 08:01:04 am »
All S10 riders, what engine oil do you use: Mineral, semi-synthetic or full synthetic and which one?

  • I use 20W50 and change oil every 5000km :ricky:

The reason I asked was merely to see what others use, but also to tell you that I often have problems with  cold starts especially during winter.  I have difficulty starting my bike especially in the morning.  After reading the manual I became aware that I could use 10W40.

I might be wrong but it also seems that bike oils are limited in South Africa and that that are highly priced especially as you go the synthetic option.
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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2019, 02:49:59 pm »
Currently have Fuchs Comp 4 in. Gear changes a little bit more smooth than Yamalube.
 

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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2019, 04:29:43 pm »
Currently have Fuchs Comp 4 in. Gear changes a little bit more smooth than Yamalube.

Thank Roxenz.  How much is this oil for 4-5 liter can?
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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2019, 05:47:38 pm »
Mineral oil has benefits as does synthetic thats why I use semi synthetic

Works best with some additional additive added >:D
 

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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2019, 11:20:57 am »
I used Castrol Magnatec 10W40 in my S10, only had it for some 30 000km.
Also made the gear changes a little notchy (no was not the gear lever linkage issue, I kept that all sorted)


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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2019, 01:07:55 pm »
All S10 riders, what engine oil do you use: Mineral, semi-synthetic or full synthetic and which one?

  • I use 20W50 and change oil every 5000km :ricky:

The reason I asked was merely to see what others use, but also to tell you that I often have problems with  cold starts especially during winter.  I have difficulty starting my bike especially in the morning.  After reading the manual I became aware that I could use 10W40.

I might be wrong but it also seems that bike oils are limited in South Africa and that that are highly priced especially as you go the synthetic option.
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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2019, 05:24:27 pm »
I settled on the Motul 7100 synthetic. :ricky:
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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2019, 06:32:59 pm »
I settled on the Motul 7100 synthetic. :ricky:
@Mzee,  Let me know what your experience is with it?
 I'm still 3,000km away from my 70,000km service.

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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2019, 11:10:42 am »
I settled on the Motul 7100 synthetic. :ricky:
@Mzee,  Let me know what your experience is with it?
 I'm still 3,000km away from my 70,000km service.

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No problem. I will share my findings. :sip:
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Re: Engine Oil.
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2019, 08:45:08 am »
Yesterday I changed my mind and used Motul 5100 10W40 semi synthetic on the account of Offroadridder's comment "Mineral oil has benefits as does synthetic thats why I use semi synthetic".  I have used mineral oil 20W50 and it has had no problem except in Winter when it is hard to start my bike in the mornings because of the cold.

I will report back after a while. :ricky:  I change oil every 5000 km since I bought my bike.   There are indeed benefits to mineral oil. I am a living testimony. :ricky:

This is not my last bike, but while I have it, I will give it all the TLC it requires. :pot:
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