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Hi I'm going to do a wee service on my wife's sinnis SC 125 . 64 plate . And I'm wondering what oil to use . I managed to find 10x 40 . But not what type sport ....semi synthetic.... .full synthetic..... any info will be fantastic . I was told that the sinnis was most Suzuki engine parts so I called a Suzuki dealer and they don't know . So I guess it's not Suzuki parts.. if any one knows more on that will be helpful too . In fact any info on the sinnis sc wil be fantastic ..

dont need the comment

dont by chinese bikes .

To late lol thanks

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I ran Halfords own brand 10-40semi synth motorcycle oil in my FZR1000 for over 30000miles without issue.

The R1 gets treated to oem Yamalube ,its about the same a premium grade oil, £40 for 4 litres and a genuine filter.

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I have been using Halfords 10-40 semi syn in my Suzooks for years, never had a problem.


Its not the cheapest but as said, why would you put cheap oil in your bike.

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I was actually going to say Halfords as well but I changed it to any known brand to avoid a chorus of disagreement, I see that many agree after all so Halfords it is then . As also mentioned , use the best oil available even if it is a Chinese 125 . If you don't then the engine could wear out and then everyone will say that you should have bought Japanese etc etc. I quite like the argument that basically goes like this . If you believe that your Chinese bike is shit you will treat it like shit and as a result it will perform like shit and fail like shit and everyone will say I told you so . Treat it well and it will perform well . Having said that , I have seen some truly horrifying Chinese bikes but that was nearly 20 years ago and I believe things have improved a lot since then .

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I'm using Castrol Power 1 Racing 10-40w fully synthetic for motorbikes. The clutch engagement seems better and shifting gears are smoother. I mean the oil capacity is only 1 litre so it's not expensive to get the good stuff! 8-) .


Don't get car engine oil, it's too slippery for the clutch and it has different detergents in the composition.

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Hi got the Castro oil 10x40. Same stuff as No put in my Cb750. So I thought go for it change the oil in my bike same time . So goes to find out what oil filter I need for hers .............. it don't have one .if looked all over the engine . Ok it don't have one .right the drain hole .................. it don't have one ... WTF .. :shock: so cleaned all the crap off the outside bottom of the engine find what looks like a drain hole and its an Alan key plug. So just done my bike and later I'm off to thunder road bikes and ask them what they think .

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Hi got the Castro oil 10x40. Same stuff as No put in my Cb750. So I thought go for it change the oil in my bike same time . So goes to find out what oil filter I need for hers .............. it don't have one .if looked all over the engine . Ok it don't have one .right the drain hole .................. it don't have one ... WTF .. :shock: so cleaned all the crap off the outside bottom of the engine find what looks like a drain hole and its an Alan key plug. So just done my bike and later I'm off to thunder road bikes and ask them what they think .

 

125s often use a little strainer inside the case as a filter. They just need cleaning out and putting back in. But then you need a new gasket for the clutch cover if you’re going to do that.

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If it's 10W40 I suggest the Halfords brand oil too. And change it according to the manual, which for a 125 is often about 2500 miles given they rev a lot the whole of their lives.

It's quite cheap for a 5L tub, and it conforms to the more modern standards.

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