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Carbon_ZX6R

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which oil
« on: June 25, 2018, 04:24:19 PM »

bit of a strange one , needing to do an oil change on the duke as ive poured most of it over the road , all i can find is everyone online saying it must be fully synth must be fully synth etc , but im always told to follow the manual of which it says and i quote "partially synthetic" the recommend motorex formula 4t as the oil , but is that going to be sufficient giving the type of engine it is?

what im trying to work out is who seems to know best , the people that built it , or every single person that rides one
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Re: which oil
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 05:40:33 PM »

I would always go semi-synth for road riding.
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Re: which oil
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 06:44:07 PM »

Even due to the "race" like engine of the KTM? What I mean to say , is there a disadvantage to running fully synth other than the increased cost?
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Re: which oil
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 08:55:41 PM »

The manual is written by KTM, the bke is biult by KTM, they recommend semi - synthetic therefore use semi - synthetic as that is what KTM - THE DESIGNER AND MANUFACTURER -  recommend - simples  ;) ;) ;)

Did you say on another thread you were a trained engineer......................................................................... :undecided:
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Re: which oil
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 12:00:59 AM »

The manual is written by KTM, the bke is biult by KTM, they recommend semi - synthetic therefore use semi - synthetic as that is what KTM - THE DESIGNER AND MANUFACTURER -  recommend - simples  ;) ;) ;)

Did you say on another thread you were a trained engineer......................................................................... :undecided:
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ive just checked the service history , main dealer put in completely different oil 10w60 fully synth when should have been 15w50 , and another dealer put in 10w40(has in it at present)

i would always go with what the dealer recommends but when i cant find anyone that actually does go with that recommendation , including main dealers , it makes me want to ask questions

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Re: which oil
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 06:28:14 AM »

Do you have a owners manual?
If yes use the oil recommended within the Specification page.
What previous buffoons have done should not concern you...you are in a position to right the wrong.
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Re: which oil
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2018, 08:26:53 AM »

What would you have done if the previous owner had put chicken soup in there instead of oil? Ring a KTM dealer, look at the owners manual, google it, but whatever you do, put what is supposed to be in there, in there.

Was you mechanics course by correspondence with a 'university' in India?
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Re: which oil
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 09:15:00 AM »

What would you have done if the previous owner had put chicken soup in there instead of oil? Ring a KTM dealer, look at the owners manual, google it, but whatever you do, put what is supposed to be in there, in there.

Was you mechanics course by correspondence with a 'university' in India?
It was not no, I looked onlone first as I didn't realise I had the owners manual
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Re: which oil
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 09:29:33 AM »

what im trying to work out is who seems to know best , the people that built it , or every single person that rides one

« Last Edit: June 26, 2018, 09:33:15 AM by Lord Danoir the first »
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Re: which oil
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 09:52:23 AM »

what im trying to work out is who seems to know best , the people that built it , or every single person that rides one


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Re: which oil
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 01:52:11 PM »

I use fully synthetic in all my KTMS. 10-60 on the singles and 10-50 on the twins.
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Re: which oil
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2018, 02:28:49 PM »

my ktm's manual doesn't state if semi or fully synth
just that it should use 10w50
last lot i bought was fully synth tho
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Re: which oil
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2018, 02:30:16 PM »

If the Break in period is over Fully Synthetic will be fine.
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Re: which oil
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2018, 06:08:44 PM »

the conflict im having , ktm swear by motorex

they recommend motorex formula 4t which is a semi
i can get the motorex fully synthetic for same price £11 a litre in the same weight
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Re: which oil
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2018, 06:54:43 PM »

I know how you should decide...

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