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Oil advice & recommendations from oilman @ Opie Oils

ZX6R.com has invited us to start an "oil recommendations" thread here... so if you would like any oil advice or a recommendation for your bike please feel free to ask here and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

To help us to give the most accurate advice possible we do need some information about your bike. e.g.

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Driving style: (road / off-road / track etc)
Any other information that may be relevant: e.g.oil temps if known
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine, Gearbox, Forks etc.

Any oil we recommend is available to buy from us (if you would like to) for delivery throughout the UK and many destinations in Europe. We offer a really extensive range of oils and lubricants from 11 major oil manufacturers at prices much lower than the high street and main dealers. We stock oils and fluids that meet pretty much all manufacturers and international specifications. Our brands include, Silkolene, Fuchs, Gulf, Castrol, Motul, Mobil, Millers Oils, Shell, Valvoline, Amsoil and Redline.

The good news is, now the Club is a member of our club discount scheme you can discounts of at least 10% across our entire range.

To redeem your 10% club discount simply use the following club discount code at the checkout.

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Once the code is added at the checkout you will then receive your extra 10% club discount. However this discount code cannot be used in conjunction with other offer codes, BUT the code can be used in conjunction with any of our offers on this page HERE that do not require offer codes.

Any questions please ask here or contact us via email at sales@opiepoils.co.uk

Finally, if there are any products we don't stock and you have difficulty getting hold of elsewhere, let us know and we'll see if we can stock them.

We look forward to being of help!

Cheers
Guy, Opie Oils

You can also contact us by phone on +44 1209 215164
(All oils recommended are available to buy online at my web site)
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ZX6R.com has invited us to start an "oil recommendations" thread here... so if you would like any oil advice or a recommendation for your bike please feel free to ask here and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

To help us to give the most accurate advice possible we do need some information about your bike. e.g.

Make:
Model:
Year:
Engine type:
Performance modifications:
Driving style: (road / off-road / track etc)
Any other information that may be relevant: e.g.oil temps if known
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine, Gearbox, Forks etc.

Any oil we recommend is available to buy from us (if you would like to) for delivery throughout the UK and many destinations in Europe. We offer a really extensive range of oils and lubricants from 11 major oil manufacturers at prices much lower than the high street and main dealers. We stock oils and fluids that meet pretty much all manufacturers and international specifications. Our brands include, Silkolene, Fuchs, Gulf, Castrol, Motul, Mobil, Millers Oils, Shell, Valvoline, Amsoil and Redline.

The good news is, now the Club is a member of our club discount scheme you can discounts of at least 10% across our entire range.

To redeem your 10% club discount simply use the following club discount code at the checkout.

ZX6R

Once the code is added at the checkout you will then receive your extra 10% club discount. However this discount code cannot be used in conjunction with other offer codes, BUT the code can be used in conjunction with any of our offers on this page HERE that do not require offer codes.

Any questions please ask here or contact us via email at sales@opiepoils.co.uk

Finally, if there are any products we don't stock and you have difficulty getting hold of elsewhere, let us know and we'll see if we can stock them.

We look forward to being of help!

Cheers
Guy, Opie Oils

You can also contact us by phone on +44 1209 215164
(All oils recommended are available to buy online at my web site)
Welcome buddy i sent the recomendation to the site admin to get this up and running its taken a few weeks for a reply but i guess you got the message
I'm sure the guys will appreciate the 10% discount I know I do
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I'm in need of an oil change maye can you recommend an oil for me?

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I'm currently using Motul 5100 4T 10W-40 but only getting 2-3k miles before it's needing changing.

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Hi

The 5100 is a decent oil, but you could go for the Motul 7100 or 300V, Silkolene Pro 4 or Comp 4, Castrol Power 1 Racing, Shell Advance Ultra or Redline as a more performance orientated choice.

10w-40 Bike Engine Oil

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Hi Tim,

I was wondering if you guys had any experience with Lucas Oil or similar oil additives for high performance engines. I'm not sure if you've used it before, or it's more of a stateside thing.

Bottle of the basic additive calls out 4-stroke motorcycle engines and recommends a 10% mix. Do you think this would be worth it for our bikes?

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I really don't get the point of that product. It makes the oil really thick, so why not just start with a really thick oil? They gave us a little demo tool thing that shows how well the oil stabiliser makes the oil cling to gears, and it's good in that sense, but it also shows how it affects the oil in other ways. If you lay the thing down at an angle, the oil with the stabiliser takes ages to flow to the bottom compared to the untreated oil - that shows a low cold flow rate and I'm sure the hot flow rate would also be affected.

You're better off just using a good oil of the right viscosity in the first place.

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I really don't get the point of that product. It makes the oil really thick, so why not just start with a really thick oil? They gave us a little demo tool thing that shows how well the oil stabiliser makes the oil cling to gears, and it's good in that sense, but it also shows how it affects the oil in other ways. If you lay the thing down at an angle, the oil with the stabiliser takes ages to flow to the bottom compared to the untreated oil - that shows a low cold flow rate and I'm sure the hot flow rate would also be affected.

You're better off just using a good oil of the right viscosity in the first place.

Cheers

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Haha yeah I know the exact demo tool you're talking about. The conventional on one side and then + Lucas on the other with little hand cranks for the gears.

Thanks for the quick and detailed reply. I think this stuff may have a more useful application in purpose-built drag cars or similar that run at high temps always and for a short period of time.

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Hi

The 5100 is a decent oil, but you could go for the Motul 7100 or 300V, Silkolene Pro 4 or Comp 4, Castrol Power 1 Racing, Shell Advance Ultra or Redline as a more performance orientated choice.

10w-40 Bike Engine Oil

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Cheers Tim I'll be ordering in the next week or so

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Haha yeah I know the exact demo tool you're talking about. The conventional on one side and then + Lucas on the other with little hand cranks for the gears.

Thanks for the quick and detailed reply. I think this stuff may have a more useful application in purpose-built drag cars or similar that run at high temps always and for a short period of time.

I should have mentioned this with the other post - I don't have anything against Lucas in particular, it's just that I don't agree with the use of oil additives in general. Most oil companies are huge and if they thought the aftermarket additives available would be good for their oils, they would have either developed the additives themselves or bought out the company that makes the additive.

Here's an article we have on the website about oil additives that gives a good description of why we don't recommend them.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/pdfs/tech-...-additives.pdf

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Cheers Tim I'll be ordering in the next week or so
Ideal - make sure you place the order before the end of the month so you don't miss out on the offers at the moment.

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Ideal - make sure you place the order before the end of the month so you don't miss out on the offers at the moment.

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I've just placed that order haha but there was no deal on the Motul 7100

is it possible to have it delivered before Saturday? cause i was going for one blast out before i SORN it at the end of the month for the winter.

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Hi Gaz

Thanks for the order.

It is on offer at the moment, everything is reduced. It's supposed to be £52.99, but we're doing it for £42.39 with the sale. Looking at your order, you used the ZX6R code as well, so an extra 10% off, so about £38.15 for the oil instead of £52.99.

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