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Offline masehare

CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« on: December 19, 2010, 07:44:10 am »
Hi Everybody

What engine oil do you use in your CRF230?

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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 08:35:41 am »
Castrol 10W-40 The dark green container, can't recall the name now but will check & come back to you.
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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2010, 09:03:33 am »
Castrol 10W-40 The dark green container, can't recall the name now but will check & come back to you.

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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 05:44:01 pm »
Castrol Magnatek
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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 06:43:15 pm »
Thats the one .  :thumleft:
 

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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2010, 10:18:06 am »
Thanks! :thumleft:
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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2010, 04:32:17 pm »
putoline have a oil specific for 4t bikes about R 120 per/l but still cheaper than a new clutch and or a gearbox
 

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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2010, 07:30:58 pm »
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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2010, 09:52:32 pm »
CRF 230 - Castrol Actevo X-tra 4T SAE 10W-40 Extreme heat protection ( very good for air cooled bikes )
CRF 450X - Belray EXP semi-synthetic SAE 20W-50

Both these are specifically for bikes
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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2010, 11:29:33 am »
I did the research when I got my bike last year, & Honda plus a few other repair places advised to stick to 20W50 oil.
They reckon anything synthetic will cover the clutch plate & coat it which will lead to slipping.
They claim it cannot be cleaned after & one has to replace the clutch.

So I went with safety & stuck to the 20W50 oil.

If you guys haver had success with other oils & no clutch issues pls let me know.

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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2010, 11:30:02 am »
Belray Thumper Oil. Supposedly specifically for air cooled thumper motors. Comes in 1 litre containers - last time I bought (a case) worked out at around R80-00 a litre. The 1 litre containers are perfect as the sump takes exactly 1 litre!! :) Doesn't get easier than that when doing an oil change :) :) !!
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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2010, 11:33:16 am »
Thanks for the info, will check it out.

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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2011, 09:36:16 pm »
Any oil will do really, just change it every 5 or 6 tank-fulls. This bike has no oilfilter, only a centrifugal one, so keep it new is all that's important.
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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2011, 08:07:11 pm »
CRF 230 - Castrol Actevo X-tra 4T SAE 10W-40 Extreme heat protection ( very good for air cooled bikes )
CRF 450X - Belray EXP semi-synthetic SAE 20W-50

Both these are specifically for bikes


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Re: CRF230 owners - what oil do you use?
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2011, 08:15:27 pm »
I use Putoline Super DX 4 20W50 in my sons CRF.

I also used it in my previous KLR. 60 000km no problems.

Any semi synthetic 4 Stroke oil should be fine. I change the oil every 1000km on the CRF.
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