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shadycowboy
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PostSubject: UK Oil   Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:39 pm

I need to top up my oil levels. Can someone recommend a fully synthetic oil for all weather in the UK?
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PostSubject: Re: UK Oil   Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:18 pm

I normally use Motul 10w40 Semi-Synthetic motorcycle oil and change it every 3k or 12 Months, but any decent brand 10w40 motorcycle oil will be ok. it's all down to personal preference,price and availability for the majority of people 
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PostSubject: Re: UK Oil   Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:50 pm

I use the same as Simbo but change my oil and filter every 8 month's on average.
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PostSubject: Re: UK Oil   Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:55 pm

Yes I am with guys Motul 10/40 semi.
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PostSubject: Re: UK Oil   Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:07 pm

Had my bike from very low miles, and at first service, main Suzuki agent used SEMI synthetic, so I guess that endorses what the other guys have said.
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PostSubject: Re: UK Oil   Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:22 pm

Shady...there's a bottle of Silkolene Comp4 10-40W full synthetic smiling at me in the garage.
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PostSubject: Re: UK Oil   Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:53 pm

I'd probably only go fully synthetic in a sports bike semi synthetic should be plenty good enough for yu bike mate I use silkolene as a treat for my bike (not cheap)
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PostSubject: Re: UK Oil   Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:52 am

Thanks for the advice time to do some shopping
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PostSubject: Re: UK Oil   Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:55 pm

I let the dealer change my oil at servicing. Selection of oil's up to them. Suzuki dealer.
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PostSubject: Re: UK Oil   Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:53 am

Oiler wrote:
I let the dealer change my oil at servicing. Selection of oil's up to them. Suzuki dealer
Yeah but if yer clutch cable needs oiling, I bet you do it yourself don't you Clive  

No need for semi synthetic in our engines guys .... I use Silkolene 10 - 40W just like Marcin. Oil & filter change together ( and not forgetting the new compression washer for the sump plug )
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PostSubject: Re: UK Oil   Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:04 am

Agreed on the comprwssion washer.....mind you if you buy a suzuki original they really take the piss on the price...about £2 last time I got one!!!
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PostSubject: Re: UK Oil   Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:20 am

Yeah but if yer clutch cable needs oiling, I bet you do it yourself don't you Clive  








 Following Two Job Mick's comment, I'd like to say that being a lot older now, and just not up to vigorous exercise, I settle for a squirt of WD40 on cables, and a great deal of prayer.
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PostSubject: Re: UK Oil   Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:24 pm

I have a preference for the fully synthetic Silkolene Comp4 but regular or at least on time oil changes with a cheapo oil will always be preferable to over due oil changes that are done with the finest of oils.
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