slippery lubricant !!!

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slippery lubricant !!!

Postby heanoid » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:15 pm

need some shared knowledge on what type i.e 10-40 etc and what make is best for my 20,000 mile gently ridden trx,synthetic or mineral halfords own etc or top brand , it will only probably do about 3000 this year ..thanks
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Re: slippery lubricant !!!

Postby Jak » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:33 pm

Moving this thread to the oil section :)
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Re: slippery lubricant !!!

Postby phuk72 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:19 am

I've now finished my 10 gallon drum of 5100 and now use Hein Gericke own brand 10-40 semi synth
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Re: slippery lubricant !!!

Postby G Beale » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:11 pm

Just changed mine using Silkolene comp 4 10-W40. :D
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Re: slippery lubricant !!!

Postby zod » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:37 pm

After changing to semi-synthetic oil (Valvoline) my trx hardly use any oil during the season.
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Re: slippery lubricant !!!

Postby Silver » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:27 pm

Been using Motul 5100 in 10w40 for past 4 years. Shall continue doing so.
Did try some other brands, but werent so kind to gearbox.
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Re: slippery lubricant !!!

Postby idl1975 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:07 pm

heanoid wrote:need some shared knowledge on what type i.e 10-40 etc and what make is best for my 20,000 mile gently ridden trx,synthetic or mineral halfords own etc or top brand , it will only probably do about 3000 this year ..thanks


IMO, anything which has the minimum rating required as per the manual and change it (and the filter) at the recommended interval. Esp. at 3,000 miles a year, I suspect the bike will be a pile of rust and we'll have run out of oil before your choice of lubricant will make any difference. No oil or old oil might conceivably cause a problem though.

I typically use halfords synthetic. Works fine, not too expensive, comes in the squirty bottle for top ups on the move. Well, not actually while moving but you get the idea.
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