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Old 10-18-2012, 07:07 AM   #16
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:53 AM   #17
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I'm glad you specified XC. The Tiger 800 can use many oils, but the XC requires Castrol purchased from the dealer.
Can I use Castrol purchased from a auto shop in a T800
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:44 PM   #18
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Can I use Castrol purchased from a auto shop in a T800
If you dont know the answer to this question, you shouldn't be buying oil at all. Sorry, but that's the cold hard truth.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:52 PM   #19
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If you dont know the answer to this question, you shouldn't be buying oil at all. Sorry, but that's the cold hard truth.
One of these days the rest of us will chip in to purchase you a functioning sense of humor.






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Old 10-18-2012, 05:50 PM   #20
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One of these days the rest of us will chip in to purchase you a functioning sense of humor.






Hey you never know. The answer could be a real one. I'v got a great sense of humor. A smiley or something behind it would help I suppose. Or it could be a real question. Oh well, either way...
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:24 AM   #21
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was defo tongue in cheek. having owned a T800 I'm aware of what they can use and can't.
Oh and I'm not real good at using smilies, I tend to cock it up most of the time so try not to use em

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Old 10-19-2012, 08:41 AM   #22
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For those of us that don't have the owners manual in front of them (it is at home, I am at work), what is the spec? Also for a newbie who has only had the 800xc ABS for two weeks, what is so special about this engine that it requires special oil? I hope to be at the 600 mile mark by the end of this weekend, so legitimate questions. I'll probably take it to the dealer to have the first oil change when they install the heated grips, but curious anyway.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #23
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For those of us that don't have the owners manual in front of them (it is at home, I am at work), what is the spec?
"Oil Specification and Grade
Triumph high performance fuel injected
engines are designed to use 10W/40 or
10W/50 semi or fully synthetic motorcycle
engine oil that meets specification API SH (or
higher) and JASO MA, such as Castrol
Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 (fully synthetic)."
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:49 AM   #24
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Funny, my service manager said they ship with Synthetic.

I may stay with Mobile1 as I have with all prior bikes. It's available everywhere around here.

How much are you guys who order your special oil spending after shipping?
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:50 AM   #25
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How much are you guys who order your special oil spending after shipping?
A tiny fraction of the bike's cost.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:01 AM   #26
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A tiny fraction of the bike's cost.


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Old 10-19-2012, 12:19 PM   #27
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I may stay with Mobile1 as I have with all prior bikes. It's available everywhere around here.

How much are you guys who order your special oil spending after shipping?
Looks like Amazon has Mobile 1. Free shipping with Amazon Prime:)
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:29 PM   #28
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Looks like Amazon has Mobile 1. Free shipping with Amazon Prime:)
Good find!
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #29
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Funny, my service manager said they ship with Synthetic.

I may stay with Mobile1 as I have with all prior bikes. It's available everywhere around here.

How much are you guys who order your special oil spending after shipping?
I went ahead and purchased 10W-50 Castrol 4T Racing oil from motorcycle superstore for $12.99 per quart. Free shipping as I went ahead and bought 8 quarts.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:36 PM   #30
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I went ahead and purchased 10W-50 Castrol 4T Racing oil from motorcycle superstore for $12.99 per quart. Free shipping as I went ahead and bought 8 quarts.
Not bad with the free shipping. Have you used other synthetic oils on other bikes?
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