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David_Reksten

Oil: synthetic or mineral?

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Last time I changed the oil I used a fully synthetic Castrol motorcycle oil. Now the clutch sometimes slips when I'm hard on the throttle and the clutch is partially enganged.

A person I talked to said that he wished he had a nickel for each time he had to tell people that these bikes should be kept on mineral oil alone. He is something of an old-time cross legend here in Norway (currently races a YZ426) but his advice goes against pretty much everything I thought was true about mineral vs. synthetic oil.

Does his advice make sense, or has he just banged his skull into a rock one time too many?

What do you people use?

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David Reksten, Oslo, Norway

2000 Yamaha WR400F

1998 Aprilia RS250

[This message has been edited by David Reksten (edited 10-24-2000).]

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Hi , if it helps , I am using Putoline SYNTEC4+ and have done so since new. I have done nearly 2000km now , both on & off road and have no problem at all with clutch slip or anything else.

Andy

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Hey David..... This subject has been discussed many times here, use the search feature and find them... also the archives.

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