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Old 05-01-2013, 07:07 AM   #16
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They sell oil in the store in most places that is synthetic mixed with traditional oil. The only difference is a lower lifespan than full-synth, but higher than traditional oil. Believe me you've nothing to worry about as long as both the oils met the minimum specs for your bike.

I've had to use generic pennzoil dino in my bike alongside castrol full synth, because that was all they had at the store and I was low. Both oils met the bikes standards, i just swapped them out a bit sooner.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:09 AM   #17
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David,
When you have some time head over to bobistheoilguy.com and do some reading. Don't fall for the marketing propaganda of the big oil companies.

For the most part semi-synthetic is a marketing gimmick. Generally they have around 10% or so of synthetic and the rest is mineral oil. A lot of people assume it is an equal blend of synthetic and mineral oil which is not the case.

The reality is you have not done any harm and your bike will be fine. It is a complete waste to change out perfectly good oil. Most all oil available today will last far longer than most people expect.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:18 AM   #18
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It's the internet. DO NOT TRUST THE OPINIONS of strangers.
You must contact the proper authorities and have the bike
properly destroyed before it hurts you and others. The End.



However, if you choose to ignore my sage advice I wish you the
best in your travels. That's kinda my dream ride.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:27 PM   #19
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It's the internet. DO NOT TRUST THE OPINIONS of strangers.
You must contact the proper authorities and have the bike
properly destroyed before it hurts you and others. The End.



However, if you choose to ignore my sage advice I wish you the
best in your travels. That's kinda my dream ride.
This is the funniest thing I've seen yet on ADVRider. Thank you for making both me and my CouchSurfing host here crack up in laughter.

And thank you all for your advice to calm the heck down... I thought I had made an irreparable mistake, and I'm glad to hear that's not the case. On to Buenos Aires!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:24 PM   #20
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Semi synthetic oils are a clever way the oil distributors came up with for you to pay nearly full synthetic price for plain old dino or crude oil.

Truth of the matter, after Mobil lost their lawsuit against Castrol most synthetic oil sold as such is actually highly refined Group III stock derived from good old fashioned crude oil mixed with a small amount of "pure" synthetic oil. So, most synthetic oils are still semi synthetic blends and we get to pay even more for them.

Bottom line is no worries friend. Ride on and forget about it until oil change time.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:51 PM   #21
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Stay Calm

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Carry on
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:18 PM   #22
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Pluric:

That was the highlight if my day.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:42 PM   #23
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No issue, I'm told

The same thing came up for me with an auto in Wyoming. I use Redline. I was making a long drive and a PCV valve was causing me to consume oil like there was a hole in the pan. No Redline in the state, called them up and said you could mix with any oil no problem. Not ideal in the long run.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #24
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Pluric:

That was the highlight if my day.
Wow. It really must really suck to be you.


Just kidding. Thanks.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:05 PM   #25
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Stay Calm

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This. Ride, ride, ride. And be safe, too.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:46 PM   #26
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Definitely not a problem, as many have already said.

Forget about it and enjoy your ride!
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:54 AM   #27
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I'd probably say something like "fuckit run it"
haha, yep
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