Tiger 800 XC oil....

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by burmbuster, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. dhula

    dhula Adventurer

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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

    :beer
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  2. slider162

    slider162 Been here awhile

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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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  3. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    "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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  4. Dubl-A

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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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  5. tedder

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    A tiny fraction of the bike's cost.
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  6. Dubl-A

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    :asshat

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  7. slider162

    slider162 Been here awhile

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    Looks like Amazon has Mobile 1. Free shipping with Amazon Prime:)
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  8. Dubl-A

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    Good find! :freaky
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  9. burmbuster

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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.
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  10. Dubl-A

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    Not bad with the free shipping. Have you used other synthetic oils on other bikes?
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  11. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Yes, every one!
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  12. Dubl-A

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    Yes I'm sure you have :doh

    I was just wondering if he was sticking with what the sticker says. I may order a different brand with my oil change I'll be doing here in 200 miles
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  13. burmbuster

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    As far as full synthetics go, I have only used two. Mobile 1 and this Castrol. No complaints on either. I was surprised to find the condition of the Castrol as good as it was when I drained it. Now that was only at a 2000 mile interval but I road it exceedingly hard, ehr.....over the speed limit by quite a bit, for 5 consecutive hours each way on a trip to Barbers over the weekend. Didn't use any oil and the oil looked to have plenty of life left.
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  14. burmbuster

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    I will also add that I chose the 50w based on where I live. Those north of the Mason-Dixon may want to get the 40W.
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  15. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    Mine arrived with Castrol synthetic. I drained that shit right out of there, and replaced with a custom oil that I make myself in a small laboratory out behind the garage. It added 47 hp immediately, and the Tiger will even wheelie in neutral now.

    If you don't produce your own custom synthetic oil, as was alread said, O'Reilly has moto oil, just not grouped with auto oil.
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  16. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I run Amsoil in everything. Nothing is shipped with Amsoil in it. Oil is oil, but Amsoil is the best! :D
    Oh ya, and I don't pay near $12 for quart.
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  17. Dubl-A

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    Nice! Link...?
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  18. Dubl-A

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    :stfu
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  19. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    No, Just google it. Its $11.55 quart retail so there are deals to be had.
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  20. Dubl-A

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    Cool. I just figured if you're that happy with the place you're dealing with I'd throw em some business :wink:
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