What oil in Australia
Posted April 07, 2002 - 03:02 PM
Posted April 07, 2002 - 04:54 PM
I use shell VSX4 in my 99WRF. It is a fully synthetic oil and at $45/4L is kind of dear. Because it is synthetic, only use it if your bike is properly run in. Sidetrack ran their West Coast to East Coast WRF on VSX4. Everything bar 4th gear was in spec after 10,000 k's.
Don't be miserly on oil quality. What is a few buck's when you are protecting the internals of a $10500 dirtbike? Cheers.
Posted April 07, 2002 - 05:28 PM
I too use Shell VSX4 in my WR426. I change the oil at ~ 800km.. seems to work well at 4000km.
I re-clean filters about 4 times then replace.
Posted April 07, 2002 - 05:32 PM
I run VSX4 in my KTM, but I was able to get a 20L drum from my regional depot for $120. Way cheaper than $10-$15 per litre straight from the shop. I'm sure in the city (if that's where you are) you could arrange something similar.
Posted April 07, 2002 - 05:46 PM
Posted April 07, 2002 - 06:46 PM
Try the Yamaha marine places nearby as another option, they also push the Yamalube for the outboards, and they may be able to get you a good price...
I use the Gold cap Mobil-1 in my car, it is 5-50W, but is NOT the same as the redcap 15-40W that the US guys talk about... I have not seen the red cap stuff up here in QLD, perhaps southern states get it...
Good luck... buy quality, and buy a decent quantity to save some bucks... you will use it if you buy it...
Posted April 07, 2002 - 06:55 PM
Posted April 08, 2002 - 03:24 AM