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Offline peasy

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Fully or Semi
« on: March 01, 2020, 08:12:06 PM »
Hi all,

Coming up for an oil change on my 2015 XCX. I see the recommendation is for semi or fully synthetic oil. I dont know much about oil so wondering what the pros and cons of each type are please?

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Offline PapaTom

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Re: Fully or Semi
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 11:31:11 PM »
Me neither, but my dealer always uses fully synthetic.

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Re: Fully or Semi
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2020, 06:35:07 AM »
It's simply that fully synthetic oil provides much better protection to the engine but is much more expensive. Unless you race motorcycles or want to keep them for extremely high mileages, most people are never going to notice any difference but, as they say, you pays your money and takes your choice!
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Re: Fully or Semi
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2020, 10:32:15 AM »
I change my oil and filter every 5000k (3000m) or thereabouts and always use Castrol 10/40 semi synthetic (GPS) or whatever it's called now.  It would be a waste of money for me to use fully synthetic given the frequent changes.  Should i be leaving the oil in for the recommended duration then I would use the fully synthetic.
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Re: Fully or Semi
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2020, 10:56:45 AM »
My dealer charges for fullSyn but uses SemiSyn caught out twice at 500's.

I use FullSyn change oil & filter every 3k miles, each to their own. Cheap maintenance imo.
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Re: Fully or Semi
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2020, 11:06:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by awjdthumper [+]
. you pays your money and takes your choice!

As said. Personally I always think of the oil as the life blood of any engine. I paid a lot for my bike so I personally prefer to put the (perceived) best stuff in, at least until it starts to show its age . for me the recommended Castrol fully synthetic.
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Re: Fully or Semi
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2020, 11:11:09 AM »
I change annually, Castrol fully synth and genuine Triumph filter.

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Re: Fully or Semi
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2020, 11:52:21 AM »
Given the mileages I do nowadays, I will probably use fully synth at the next service since the higher cost is not a critical factor for me. There's no downside to using fully synth except for the cost!
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Re: Fully or Semi
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2020, 06:52:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
As said. Personally I always think of the oil as the life blood of any engine. I paid a lot for my bike so I personally prefer to put the (perceived) best stuff in, at least until it starts to show its age . for me the recommended Castrol fully synthetic.
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Re: Fully or Semi
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2020, 07:51:39 PM »
Thanks everyone, very helpful feedback. Cheers

 


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