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Old 30th May 2016, 18:39   #106
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Nice to see love for the dio.

I (rather, she!) has a Dio since May-2005. I for sure, cannot own anything beyond 2-5 years!

The scoot has done about 38K in 11 years. It has had its share of troubles and honestly after 3-4 years I gave up on A.S.S, they are pretty much that without the "."

Drive belt , bell, bore kit (piston + rings), head rework+valves - were done between 9-10th year. Pretty much due to age rather than ODO (means, we ignored service intervals after 6-8 years). Just fill petrol, go to buy milk, pick up stuff from market, abused by 1 or 2 neighbourhood aunties once in a while for dropping their kids at bus point, etc, etc.

Honestly was rethinking of selling the dio and getting a new one. Then realized, it IS doing what it was intended to do back in may-2005. Just pamper her once a year (she is due now), and she should last for a few more years of (ab)use.

PS - front wheel bearings are shot, front tyre is still from showroom (yeah I know, I am asking for it!) rear brake drum was machined by a idiot somewhere along these 11 years and it is horrible when cold, needs to warm up to brake correctly.

Expecting at least few more years before I decide to gift the scoot off to some needy person.
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Recently my Dio completed four years and 2016 has seen the least usage of this scoot since apart from running errands of 1-2kms it doesnt go anywhere else. Hence at this stage, the odo still stands at 14900kms and I got a service done since it was almost six or more months that it got a service and it was begging for one since the brakes had become weak and the clutch was jerky at low speeds. In addition to the service, the rear tyres had little tread left hence replaced it with new MRF Zappers. Was advised by mechanic to go for a brand called Gabriel but it was the first time I heard about it and the tread pattern was same as MRF and with a 5year warranty. But I did not want to change something that was fine with something unheard of.

Total cost came up to 2770 which included 1500 for the tyre and 700 for the oil. Apart from this it was just some regular service and random small jobs. The service was done at Unique Bike service, BSK who have never failed to impress me with the quality of service. Though the bill included some small add ons, the detail of cleaning and care taken will compensate for the same.

Here is my dio after four years:

The story of my Honda Dio. EDIT: Horrible after sales!-img_3284.jpg

The story of my Honda Dio. EDIT: Horrible after sales!-img_3286.jpg

There are some scars on the front mudguard caused by some scrape to a pillar when my dad was using it. Apart from this the rear grab handle has taken some abuse both of which I will replace soon. Apart from this, the sides of the front hood has taken some scratches which thanks to the PPF installed hasnt penetrated into the paint

Since I dont have time to do some TLC and detailing, these issues will take some time to get sorted.
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Hey Audio,

MY TVS Jupiter's 1st oil change is due any day now. Over due actually.

They recommend TVS TRU4 JASO MA2 FS oil - 10w30.

What other JASO MA2 10w30 FS oil's are available in the market? Shell Advance Ultra is 10w40, the 40C will make the viscosity a little more thicker when running wouldn't it?
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They recommend TVS TRU4 JASO MA2 FS oil - 10w30.

What other JASO MA2 10w30 FS oil's are available in the market? Shell Advance Ultra is 10w40, the 40C will make the viscosity a little more thicker when running wouldn't it?
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Thanks for waking up this thread. 10W30 is mostly available through the OE supply chains and they are usually from Castrol, Idemitsu, MAK and such brands. They are usually mineral or semi synthetic. The only synthetic 10W30 available is from Honda which they use in their big bikes. Not sure if its available in the open market.

I used the Honda mineral oil for 0-300 kms, 300-700kms. After that I changed to Shell Advance AX7 10W40 from 700-1500kms and then switched to Advance Ultra. From when the odo touched 12k, I switched to Motul 7100. The 40C does make it thicker when hot but at the same time I feel it will hold up better in adverse conditions especially since the engine is air cooled it will lead to better lubrication in traffic and stop go situations. The downside is that there could be a slight drop in FE. Another observation since my younger brother too owns a Dio is that his builds up revvs when accelerating a lot quicker than mine. This is partly due to the thinner oil as well as his being a HET version while mine isnt.

However I have also had a Dio in my native place running on ASC oil from day one and the engine now at 16k kms doesnt feel very smooth or peppy though it has run only on free roads and with less traffic. My dio is as smooth as my brothers though mine has crossed the 18k kms mark recently.

So my suggestion would be to complete the run in on the factory oil, continue another round with factory oil and then move to semi synth or fully synthetic oil. Motul 7100 is the best so far if you're looking for FS. However, member @NPV tried Castrol scooter in his Aviator and I read he had a nice experience. Hence if you are looking for DIY and non synthetic oil you can give this a shot since it is available in 10W30.
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