Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th April 2009, 12:28   #1
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: coorg/bangalore
Posts: 320
Thanked: 140 Times
Default Oil change for 93 std CI bullet

Hey all, planning an oil change for my bullet. whats the best oil to use for a bull and are there any quirky things i need to do before or while im changing the oil. Im new to a bullet so need inputs from old timers.

thanks
howler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2009, 15:15   #2
BHPian
 
nickoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Noida\Patiala
Posts: 175
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

if the bike has been standing for quite a long then flush oil from the engine case and clean the case with kerosene/petrol let it dry a bit and then add normal mineral oil 20w50 for CI engines and same goes into the clutch case.
Some enthusiasts prefer synthetic oil which is quite expensive but i personally like the normal mineral oil with a oil change after 2500kms.
Also change the oil filter as and when u change the oil.
Happy thumping!!
nickoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2009, 15:25   #3
Team-BHP Support
 
bblost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9,650
Thanked: 6,663 Times
Default

Its a 15+ year old bike.

You will need to do a bit of extra checks as well.

1. Tires: Inspect and Replace if needed.
2. Chain: Inspect and Tighten/ Replace if needed.
3. Accelerator Cable: Inspect and Replace if needed.
4. Clutch Cable: Inspect and Replace if needed.
5. Air Filter: Inspect and Replace if needed.
6. Spark Plug: Clean.
7. Oil Filter: Replace whenever oil is changed.
8. All Oils: Replace completely. (Includes Gear/ Engine/ Clutch/ Fork)
9. Front Fork Seals: Inspect and Replace if needed.
10. Petrol Tank:
Fill petrol from the tank into a clean glass.
Shake bike and then see if the petrol coming out now is clean or dirty.
11. Shocks: check tension.
bblost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2009, 02:10   #4
BHPian
 
Born 2 Be Wild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: DILLI
Posts: 385
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

Any decent 20w50 Grade Mineral oil will be ok, . I Use Castrol GTX An am pretty satisfied with this Oil, Only thing with castrol is that you need to get it from a reliable source as there is a lot of duplication.
Born 2 Be Wild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2009, 10:42   #5
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: coorg/bangalore
Posts: 320
Thanked: 140 Times
Default

hey all , thanks for the inputs, have gone for 20w50 castrol gtx with a oil filter change too.
howler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Royal Enfield Bullet oil change... ron_9191 Motorbikes 153 23rd November 2017 10:36
Bullet Std 350- stuck gear topedgemonk Motorbikes 3 21st June 2015 14:26
Taking a Brand new 'classic' - RE Bullet 350 Std sam_sant2005 Motorbikes 65 15th May 2009 21:07
Oil Change for Bullet 500 mkpiyengar Motorbikes 0 17th February 2009 16:12
Wanted Enfield Bullet STD in Bangalore jango Shifting gears 1 22nd April 2006 06:04


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:48.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks