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Offline Anchorbend

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What kind of oil to use?
« on: October 22, 2010, 04:08:03 AM »
Just wanted to be the first.   :046:
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Re: What kind of oil to use?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2010, 04:48:57 AM »
I've already used about a quart and a half of baby oil today.
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Re: What kind of oil to use?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 08:21:45 AM »
Me too!!    And I think I was....

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Re: What kind of oil to use?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 09:19:43 PM »
I will give the boring post..............Castrol
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Re: What kind of oil to use?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 09:49:13 PM »
Let's cut to the chase...HOGFAT!

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Re: What kind of oil to use?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 10:11:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by Anchorbend [+]
Just wanted to be the first.   :046:
I think you'll find Dick had been there before you.....what you never noticed? :D

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Re: What kind of oil to use?
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2010, 10:26:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Anchorbend [+]
Just wanted to be the first.   :046:

And your first post to boot...  :138:

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Re: What kind of oil to use?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 08:41:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wonko the Sane [+]
Let's cut to the chase...HOGFAT!

That would be OK if you have a Harley/Buell, but I'm not sure it works as well in other bikes.

For my Japanese bikes I use fish oil from the local Japanese restaurants. The stuff they dump mid week meets JASO MA (it is a Japanese restaurant after all) and is environmentally friendly. Don't go to restaurants that use MSG, though, not good for the bike and the exhaust smells funny.

For the Tiger I would think you need to go to British pubs (for those not in the UK.  If you are local, by definition all pubs are British, of course) that make fish-n-chips and use that oil, since it probably meets the BSI specs Triumph will undoubtedly require to keep the warranty.  Make sure they don't give you the oil used on low fat dishes as it contain energy conserving friction modifiers and it'll make the clutch slip.

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Re: What kind of oil to use?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2010, 03:47:21 AM »
Here in Texas, we use the BBQ drippings from the grill at a local BBQ restaurant. With the heat here, we need to use something a little heavier...  :007:
« Last Edit: December 01, 2010, 03:49:08 AM by jimmy60 »
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Re: What kind of oil to use?
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2010, 07:12:47 AM »
Fish oil here on the coast...
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