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PostSubject: Oils in the V85TT   Oils in the V85TT Icon_minitime1Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:27 pm

Apparently, Castrol is the "preferred" supplier of oils for the current crop of V85s - still 10W-60. What happened to the older brands. When I get to do oil changes I will still use Penrite 10W-60.

There is no dipstick on my Travel - just a sight window with a Full and Add marks - needs to be vertical and engine hot to do. 1.6 litres for this engine.
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PostSubject: Re: Oils in the V85TT   Oils in the V85TT Icon_minitime1Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:50 pm

Who gets 'Recommended' by the manufacturer is entirely dependent on who they have the supply contract with. Oil is good. Use some.

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PostSubject: Re: Oils in the V85TT   Oils in the V85TT Icon_minitime1Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:56 pm

at least I won't have to change the clutch fluid on the Travel - it's a cable FFS!
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PostSubject: Re: Oils in the V85TT   Oils in the V85TT Icon_minitime1Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:17 pm

And no change for the gearbox oil on the first service. It's part of the running-in apparently.
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PostSubject: Re: Oils in the V85TT   Oils in the V85TT Icon_minitime1Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:00 am

'Preferred supplier' just means that the Factory Fill provider (initial oil charge on build) gave an extra discount to the OEM supply contract to state they are preferred - so that future owners ask for the same oil at service intervals Wink

In reality any oil that meets the grade & quality specs will do the job.
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PostSubject: Re: Oils in the V85TT   Oils in the V85TT Icon_minitime1Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:22 am

Pete Roper wrote:
Oil is good. Use some.



This. 'Nuff said.



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PostSubject: Re: Oils in the V85TT   Oils in the V85TT Icon_minitime1Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:43 pm

Be GREEN, use veggy oil. Make sure it smells like tomatoes.
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PostSubject: Re: Oils in the V85TT   Oils in the V85TT Icon_minitime1Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:31 pm

used to love Castrol R

well, used to love following someone who used Castrol Aaaahhhhhhhh Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Oils in the V85TT   Oils in the V85TT Icon_minitime1Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:46 pm

Yep those were the days - 2-strokes and Castrol R - not sure it made them go any faster but it did smell good - something to aspire to: friendly exhaust fumes monkey monkey monkey
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PostSubject: Re: Oils in the V85TT   Oils in the V85TT Icon_minitime1Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:40 am

Just stick a teaspoon of castor oil in your fuel tank & you'll smell lovely again Wink

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