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Old 22nd January 2010, 16:55   #16
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synthetic oil can easily take upto 2K kms may be more depending on riding conditions ..

NEVER EVER switch back to mineral

Engine flush is not necessary
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Old 27th January 2010, 20:39   #17
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You can contact Atlantic Lubricants,based in ghatkopar,they are motul india distributors.
i dont know what is OKS chain lube spray,i use one spray by wrueth.Its effective.
Wurth is expensive compared to MOtul. Paid Rs 350 for 125ml Wurth chain lube.
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Old 28th January 2010, 03:20   #18
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synthetic oil can easily take upto 2K kms may be more depending on riding conditions ..

NEVER EVER switch back to mineral

Engine flush is not necessary
2K only?? A normal mineral oil will last that much in a superbike. You can expect around 5-6K from the 300V even in a superbike. The Pulsar should easily do that much.
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Old 28th January 2010, 11:09   #19
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2K only?? A normal mineral oil will last that much in a superbike. You can expect around 5-6K from the 300V even in a superbike. The Pulsar should easily do that much.
I had the exact same thing in mind. Since Pulsar service intervals are 500, 2000 and then 5000 kms, so the mineral oil recommended can last for 3000 kms between the 2nd and 3rd service...

@Straight6: I am actually confused after talking to a friend's friend about Motul and he says it might not be required for a daily ride. The benefits that Motul gives is not justified for the price it's sold at. So, I am rethinking my decision to start with synthetic and would probably stick with mineral for now.

Can someone illustrate the benefits that Motul will give the bike? What about the semi-synthetic oild from Motul? Is it good?

Btw, P220 needs 1.1 ltr of oil in the engine and the Motul bottle I bought contrains 1 litre oil. So can I have the rest 100ml of mineral mixed with synthetic or do I need to buy another bottle of 1 liter Motul?? I may sound stupid to some but this is a valid question from my perspective.
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@Straight6: I am actually confused after talking to a friend's friend about Motul and he says it might not be required for a daily ride. The benefits that Motul gives is not justified for the price it's sold at. So, I am rethinking my decision to start with synthetic and would probably stick with mineral for now.
For a daily ride, yes , mineral is sufficient. But if its pure performance you're looking at then synthetic.

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What about the semi-synthetic oild from Motul? Is it good?
Yup have heard it is good Motul 5100

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Btw, P220 needs 1.1 ltr of oil in the engine and the Motul bottle I bought contrains 1 litre oil. So can I have the rest 100ml of mineral mixed with synthetic or do I need to buy another bottle of 1 liter Motul?? I may sound stupid to some but this is a valid question from my perspective.
DONT EVER DO MIXING!! buy another bottle.
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The 5100 from Motul is also a superb oil. Manson's 954 and a friends R1 is running on it now and they both are enjoying it. There's a big difference.

Another friends Busa is running on the 300V and he says he will never use another oil. I've personally ridden the Busa and the 954 when they were on the mineral oils and then on the Motul's and there's definitely a difference.

Synthetic oil retains its properties for much longer than mineral oil so the oil can be changed after 5-6K in a superbike. I think a Pulsar can go longer without an oil change since its not a very powerful and high revving engine.
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The 5100 from Motul is also a superb oil. Manson's 954 and a friends R1 is running on it now and they both are enjoying it. There's a big difference.

Another friends Busa is running on the 300V and he says he will never use another oil. I've personally ridden the Busa and the 954 when they were on the mineral oils and then on the Motul's and there's definitely a difference.

Synthetic oil retains its properties for much longer than mineral oil so the oil can be changed after 5-6K in a superbike. I think a Pulsar can go longer without an oil change since its not a very powerful and high revving engine.
what exactly do you mean when you say you felt a difference ? how much is a can of Motul 5100 ?


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what exactly do you mean when you say you felt a difference ? how much is a can of Motul 5100 ?


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Smoother gearshifts. I'm not experienced enough to figure a change in performance due to change of oil.
It is apparently supposed to run slightly cooler than the standard 10W40 stuff, but I didnt spot any difference.
Price: Rs. 400/liter

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Smoother gearshifts. I'm not experienced enough to figure a change in performance due to change of oil.
It is apparently supposed to run slightly cooler than the standard 10W40 stuff, but I didnt spot any difference.
Price: Rs. 400/liter

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I believe you are talking about Motul 5100?
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Yes murtaza, my last post was related to the Motul 5100.
On second thoughts though, gearshifts getting gentler and butter smooth is very normal after any oil change past the usual service interval. I'd recommend giving it a shot though, the 5100 doesn't break the bank really.

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Yes murtaza, my last post was related to the Motul 5100.
On second thoughts though, gearshifts getting gentler and butter smooth is very normal after any oil change past the usual service interval. I'd recommend giving it a shot though, the 5100 doesn't break the bank really.

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Hmmm. Makes sense to try it once. Anyways the ProBiking guys charge 300 bucks for the regular oil they put... So why not pay 100 bucks extra and get Motul.

Btw, got my bike serviced yesterday and haven't changed to Motul. The PBK centre doesn't stock Motul anymore and I do not know where I can find Motul 5100 here in Pune. PlanetDSG also doesn't stock it at the moment, hence got Motul 300V synthetic from them but will probably sell it off to someone.

Any pointers with regards to where I can find Motul 5100?

Btw, the service centre guys also put some Bardahl oil supplement alongwith the engine oil. Costs 130 bucks for 50 ml! Anyone knows about it?

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Been trying to get Motul 300v in Xw40 grade. Seems its only available in w50. Anyone knows if its available in w40 in Mumbai. Thanks.
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Been trying to get Motul 300v in Xw40 grade. Seems its only available in w50. Anyone knows if its available in w40 in Mumbai. Thanks.
I just bought 3 liters of 15W50 Motul 300V today. 5W40 was also available. It is available here in Bangalore.

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@Jay- How much you paid for 300v per liter? Ever heard of OSW synthetic oil?
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@Jay- How much you paid for 300v per liter? Ever heard of OSW synthetic oil?
850 a liter. Nope, never heard of OSW.

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