Oil Additives

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Oil Additives

Unread post by motorcyclemal » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:04 am

Mornin folks
may seem like a dim question, but has anyone used an oil additive in their bike. Ive got a 76' T140V and i'm thinking of sticking this yank stuff in
http://www.everglideoil.com/everglide-conventional
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Mal

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Re: Oil Additives

Unread post by Zunspec » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:16 pm

The Triumph T140 has successfully operated for 40+ years without the need for special additives in the oil, why start now. Use a 20/50 and change the oil on a regular basis.

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Re: Oil Additives

Unread post by Hooli » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:55 pm

What he said, it's hardly an advanced engine. Just slop decent oil in & change it enough. A proper filter is a good addition though.
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Re: Oil Additives

Unread post by Looper » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:01 pm

I always use "classic" oil, as in oil for older machines. Might not be true, but I was told modern oils have additives that you don't want with an older engine. Anything designed for older engines and regular changes would be my advice.

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Re: Oil Additives

Unread post by Hooli » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:59 am

You're right. Sometimes it's not the new additives are bad, but that the old additives are missing. Off the top of my head GL-4 gear oil has additives for brass bits, GL-5 doesn't, for example.
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Re: Oil Additives

Unread post by supersix » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:38 pm

Enough decent oils out there for classic engines. Just change once a year if you only do a few K. The additive you ask about seems like an updated Slick 50!

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Re: Oil Additives

Unread post by hondapartsman » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:50 pm

I would agree additives are usually​ a waste of money, the only one I ever used was the one Honda did for the V engines on my VT250. If I still had it I doubt I'd be using that, assuming it's still available. Nowadays it's semi synthetic 10/40 on everything and not bike either but the cheapest car stuff. Never a problem, but I do change oil every 1000 miles or sometimes less.
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