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Old 11th October 2009, 13:15   #76
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I am not sure that using synthetic oil for the clutch bath is a good idea. Also, a decent mineral like the Castrol 4t is perfectly good for the Bullet technology engine, and the cost allows you to change the oil often, which is far more important to good engine running/reliability that putting in an expensive synth. And on the AVL, be very careful about overfilling, very easy to do, and ruins the engine.
You can use synthetic oil for the clutch bath. All you need to ensure is that it is MA compliant.

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in my opinion ! Using the recommend oil is the way to go ! but as navpreet said ! it is basically the climate ! Semi-synthetic is nice, no doubts about it !
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in my opinion ! Using the recommend oil is the way to go ! but as navpreet said ! it is basically the climate ! Semi-synthetic is nice, no doubts about it !
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You can use synthetic oil for the clutch bath. All you need to ensure is that it is MA compliant.

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Thanks Shan, Thanks Jay, the one i am using is this one :-

Mobil Super 4T 10W-40, 15W-40, 15W-50, 20W-50
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Its advisable to stick to mineral oil than synthetic at least till the run in period is over, IMO it is a lot better you try synthetic oil after 6k on the odo.
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Its advisable to stick to mineral oil than synthetic at least till the run in period is over, IMO it is a lot better you try synthetic oil after 6k on the odo.
Hey Ron, this one is not synthetic, its semi synthetic, its mineral plus some additives which makes it semi synthetic , keeps the engine cooler i reckon..
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Hey guys,

So its been long since i acquired my beautiful roxanne as you have seen in the pictures, Yesterday after 671 km's on the odo i decided to check the average she is giving in the ridiculous driving conditions in the city. I decided to use the full tank to full tank method. After the first service with 531 kms on the odo i did a tank full and yesterday i did a tank full again with 671 km's on the odo, so it turns out 671-531 = 140 km's , and she covered the distance in 5 litres of petrol(unleaded). She returned a beautiful 28km's/litre in bumper to bumper traffic. The oil level is the same, she is neither leaking oil, nor burning the oil too quickly, touch wood. The bike is unbelievably smooth, Just for those who missed it, i am using mobil super 4t semi synthetic, which is MA compliant, so turns out her clutch bath can also run on the same oil no problems as mentioned by Jay, Thanks a lot for that.

The torque is crazy if you know how to work it, On third gear she pulls pulls and suddenly you realize she is doing 70 kmph, well this is the speed i am keeping her under till 3000 km's, just a personal decision to not to rip her before that, well i do show her higher speeds momentarily. She eats up the road like none other on our roads. I Am highly impressed by the way she handles. Wow i am so loving the ride.

Keep watching this space for a short time ownership review with more pictures coming soon.

Please feel free to ask anything or drop a suggestion.

Thank you guys for your support.

Happy Riding !!

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this is cool ! Hope it runs this way as you maintain it with your heart & soul ! Congrats & happy thumping !! Even my standard gives the same avg.
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