Author Topic: Gear Box Oil  (Read 1070 times)

squirrel_hunter

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Gear Box Oil
« on: October 17, 2013, 11:35:11 PM »
According the manual its 10w30. I've got plenty of 10w40 in the garage. Are you thinking what I'm thinking...

So what's the difference, and if 10w30 is so important any suggestions of brand as I've not seen any of this spec around recently?

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Re: Gear Box Oil
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 12:30:55 AM »
Opps, this should have been in the 2MA section...

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Re: Gear Box Oil
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 01:09:24 AM »
Hi there
The difference between 10w30 and 10w40 oil is the thickness or viscosity of the oil. At cold temperatures or when an engine is cold, both of these oils operate the same. But at higher engine or environmental temperatures, the heavier oil, the 10w40, operates better.
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Re: Gear Box Oil
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 09:49:20 AM »
This has served me well, wouldn't bother with anything else :)


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Re: Gear Box Oil
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 03:46:02 PM »
The Motul has served me well too , I have noticed that the Bellray version gave me a noisier , rigid feeling when changing gears . IMO
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Re: Gear Box Oil
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 03:57:44 PM »
This has served me well, wouldn't bother with anything else :)



Me to. Takes the abuse of clutchless gear changing. But I change it every 1200 km a bit early for a roadie.
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