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post #1 of 18 Old 04-10-2008, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Oil recommendations...

I fully realize I am kicking off a religious debate here, but here goes...

Just picked up a track bike - 2003 636 and am ready to do her first oil change. What oil do you guys recommend?

While we are it, how about a fork oil recommendation?

Also, which is the best aftermarket slip-on? Short levers? Colour of ZX10? Just kidding on those last three


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SacCityZ, you're in Folsom? Chck out where i live! Hit me up man, we shul dgo riding. And now for your questions:

For oil: i use a semi-synth blend (Motul 5100) 10W40 after a bike has 3k miles, its not as expensive as full synth and you can still run the bike 2500-3000 miles b4 an oil change.

For fork oil, someone more experienced will chime in, cant help ya there
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I am sure EVERYTHING people recommend to you that they use is great oil. So before people start fighting I just wanted to say that.

As for me. I only ever use Royal Purple with OEM Filters.... Never know tho, I might try something else at my next oil change which should be very soon.

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Well lookie who it is...

Have you really been away so long that you don't know what type of oil to use?

BTW black is now officially the fastest color.
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Well lookie who it is...

Have you really been away so long that you don't know what type of oil to use?

BTW black is now officially the fastest color.

I have travelled back in time due to the outrageous speed afforded to me on my black ZX10 (which I always knew was the fastest colour).
I never had a track bike before so was looking for some expert opinion...I know to use the Walmart value brand in my ZX10 street bike.

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Your right about that Andy!

I feel with every mod I put on my bike it just makes it go slower and slower and slower

Just for being "BLACK" you gain a extra 20

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I loved the Royal Purple products so much I became a dealer, I have it in my car, my wifes car, my bike, my lawnmower, my weedeater....... infact all of the equipment at the plant I work for is on Royal Purple.
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I am sure EVERYTHING people recommend to you that they use is great oil. So before people start fighting I just wanted to say that.

As for me. I only ever use Royal Purple with OEM Filters.... Never know tho, I might try something else at my next oil change which should be very soon.
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Damn!
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On my 636 I used Motul, Amsoil, and then Repsol...I changed it every 2500-3000 miles.


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Rotella T Synthetic...buy it at your local Shell distributor, it'll run you $16-$18 a gallon and they run the same base in Ferrari F1 cars ;) It blows the doors off anything anyone can muster up on this list to use ;) I've used it for YEARS in cars, bikes, lawnmowers, generators, etc...NO issues.

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