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Old 09-26-2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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Castrol power 1 racing 4t 10w50

Hello from Giannis,

has anyone used CASTROL POWER 1 RACING 4T 10W50 for KTM 950 Adventure and what is his experience?
Is it suitable for chabge every 7500Km?

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Old 09-26-2013, 08:42 AM   #2
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I use it because it's the only 10w50 oil I can easily get my hands on. No complaints, I do change it every 7500 km, but I don't really feel it is necessary.
In my opinion, any full synth 10w50 oil from any trusted brand is just fine and is more than capable enough to keep the engine lubed for well over 7500 km. Stop worrying, start riding.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
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I use it. It works well.

But, I can't bring myself to run any vehicle 4600 miles without an oil change, so I change at 3000, just as I do with my automobile.

Probably an outdated opinion, but then, I too am outdated.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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I use this or total 10w-50

don't think anyone will find issues with these oils.

I feel more comfortable using the specified weight than 15-50 or 20-50 others are using.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:21 PM   #5
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Works fine

I've used it in both the 10-50 and 20-50...works fine. My bike actually may shift better with the 20w-50.

Castrol is readily available and sometimes has some cool offers. The Swiss can keep the $20/l stuff.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #6
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Castrol is readily available and sometimes has some cool offers. The Swiss can keep the $20/l stuff.
Cycle Gear has it on sale often enough that I have never paid more than 10 bucks per quart. Amazon has a sixpack on right now for $41.19. http://www.amazon.com/Castrol-06412-...=castrol+10-50
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:37 AM   #7
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thank you all. I bought them and i will post after the first 1000km my experience.
The difference in euro with the other brands is big
10euro for 1lt castrol
18euro for motorex
17euro for motul

will see
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:48 AM   #8
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Subjects Castrol works well for the 7500km. Motul 5100 which worked well in GSX-R was absolute garbage in LC8 with gear changes making nasty bangs and sounds.
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was absolute garbage in LC8 with gear changes making nasty bangs and sounds.
I agree with this, our engine is noisier with the 5100 full syn compared to 20 -50 dino castrol oil so I don't think I will use Motul again, another oil change due soon so this thread is of interest to me.
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I agree with this, our engine is noisier with the 5100 full syn compared to 20 -50 dino castrol oil so I don't think I will use Motul again, another oil change due soon so this thread is of interest to me.
I thought the Motul 5100 was a "synthetic blend", not full synthetic.
Has anybody tried the Motul 300V in the LC8? It is labelled as full synthetic, not blend.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:38 PM   #11
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Didn't change the oil for 7000 miles - Putoline 10w60 http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=906727
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #12
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It's expensive and difficult to get here but I like it. Very hot conditions especially in traffic my gearbox gets a bit sticky easily. Oil makes a big difference. Motul has been worse and Castrol the best.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:36 PM   #13
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I have used it for the last 4k miles, good stuff, no complaints.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:54 PM   #14
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I thought the Motul 5100 was a "synthetic blend", not full synthetic.
Ooops mighta got the numbers wrong but def full synthetic, still not impressed with it compared to other stuff we have used.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:57 PM   #15
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5100 is a synthetic blend. Motul call it "Technosynthese".

http://www.motul.com/ca/en-US/products/33?f[engine_type]=26&f[range]=21&f[viscosity]=32
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