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post #406 of 414 Old 11-02-2016, 05:33 PM
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205F isn't that hot, so I'd stick with a 10w-40, but a good one like the Silkolene Pro 4, Motul 300V or Red Line.

Oil going dark quickly isn't always a bad sign, although it can be. It can show that the oil has a good detergent package that has cleaned the engine well and is holding the muck in suspension. It can also mean that the oil is rubbish and is breaking down quickly. Difficult to tell without a proper oil analysis.

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post #407 of 414 Old 11-26-2016, 08:43 AM
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I commute (15 minutes) on my bike early mornings temps usually range from 40°F (4°C). Wondering if I should stick with 10w-40 oil synthetic oil, or go to a 5w-40 synthetic oil on the early morning cold starts. I usually let it idle for about 3-5 minutes while I get my gear on. Once I'm on the road, I let the bike get to 200° then I get on the throttle a little more aggressively.

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A decent 10w-40 synthetic will be fine for that.

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Good video that explains a lot about the technical aspects of oil...track performance, high temps, cold weather, etc. Seems informative without being a sales pitch, although the guy is from Redline.

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I know Cameron, he's been here to visit us a few times and knows what he's talking about, but I had no idea that video existed. That's a really good video, he's one of the senior guys in Red Line, but wasn't pushing their products specifically, just giving good general information with a couple of their products mentioned.

Thanks for posting that, Red Line should be promoting it more. As most of you guys are in the US, Red Line is a good option for your bikes as it's way cheaper than here and a top quality oil.

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Oilman, is it true that vehicles/bikes come with special "break-in" oil? If not, then it would be OK to change the oil
on a new bike before 1,000 km as long as you continue to use non-synthetic oil until you reach the 1,000 km?
I want to remove metal shavings from the engine during the break-in period and don't want to wait 1,000 kilometers.
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It will either come fully run in, partially run in or just tested. If an engine is fully run in when you get it, a full synthetic is fine. If partially run in, then it is best to stick with a mineral oil to make sure it runs in properly. It might be that the engine is about halfway run in, so they might put a semi-synthetic in there (perhaps a thinish one to help it bed in). It will be fine to leave it in for the first 1000km as if it's partially run in, there will not be a huge amount of metal coming out. If the engine has only been tested, there will be a lot of metal and the bike should come with a proper running in procedure.

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Thanks Tim, your knowledge is much appreciated.
Any of the members know if our engines come partially run in or just tested from factory?
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