Originally Posted by Threewheelbonnie
So, are other touring riders actually doing this, or is it just an internet myth that the chatroom warriors have never actually tried?
Any old shit you can get your hands on will do... within reason. Stick to the required API rating and dump in there what you can get for a reasonable price.
I used mostly mineral (dino) oil and in the deserts of China some Castrol 10w60 full synth because that was what was available at a good price and at 46c with an air-cooed engine it worked aok.
Nothing wrong with mineral oil. Mineral oil NEVER wears out. Only the additives they put in it do. On large ships, they never CHANGE the oil. They sample it and add additives to replace the worn out ones.
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