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car lube? In a bike?

 

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Do you buy special bike grease or do you use the same stuff as you would for cars?


Majority of oils are the same its a marketing ploy so you spend more money on stuff you don't need

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Some car specific oils have additives in them that can cause clutch slip in the bike (if it has a wet clutch that is)......I think the Magnatec oil is one of those......but don't quote me..... :wink:

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Back in the day I can't remember there being specific bike oils......it was Castrol GTX all the way.... 8-)

Some guys used to put Castrol R in their bikes.....which used to smell nice.....but on a non-race bike it didn't do a lot of good.....particularly at lower temperatures..... :roll:

So this specific bike oil thing hasn't been around that long I don't think.....although I do tend to use it myself these days......Motul 5100......just makes the gearbox on the trumpet a bit less clunky...... :wink:

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I use Wilkinsons semi synthetic at £14 for five litres.


Back in the day I knew a London despatch rider who used to use Winfield car oil (That was the name Woolworths used for own brand products) and he ran a GT550 up to 250,000 miles without problems.

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A few years back one of the American mags (Cycle, I think) did some extensive long term testing and research into car and motorcycle specific oils and came to the conclusion that the only difference was the price.

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