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J6G1Z

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SPECTRO Motorcycle Oils & Informative Oil Web-Site Links....
« on: December 08, 2013, 08:03:51 AM »
http://www.spectro-oils.com
http://www.spectro-oils.com/technical-data

Lots of riders, and even some “in-theknow”
magazine journalists, say all oils
are the same.

The FACTS are engines, drivetrains and
demands on motorcycles are different
and so are the lubricants required.

Take power: maximum engine output
per liter for motorcycles is typically 1.5
to 1.8 times that of automobile engines.
Similarly, R.P.M.’s at maximum
output are 1.3 to 2 times that of most
automobiles.
Further, motorcycle engines, being small and lightweight, have a
smaller thermal capacity - the result is that motorcycle engine oils can
reach temperatures as high as 320° F.

MOTORCYCLE OILS:
MUST contain higher quality shear stabilizers because many
run the same lubricant in both the engine and gearbox
MUST have higher volatility to control consumption because
they do run hotter
MUST have special additives to better prevent cam wear and
oxidation in their extreme heat environment.

So does it make sense to skimp on your motorcycle’s “health” to save
a few dollars per oil change? No Way! An average Motorcyclist
changes their oil twice a year, using a less expensive oil to save only
a few dollars -vs- using Spectro motorcycle specific oils. That just
doesn’t make sense.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2013, 06:19:10 AM by J6G1Z »

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Re: SPECTRO Motorcycle Oils & Informative Oil Web-Site Links....
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2013, 09:13:08 AM »
If you'd like to learn more about various motor oils, here is the place: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com
And: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/forums/9/1/Motorcycles_and_Motorcycle_Lub

If you run regular Automotive motor oil in your Bike(s), you may want to read this article: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/effects-of-shearing

Regular Automotive Oil is not formulated to handle the stresses of the motorcycle engines internal transmission. It just does not have the Shear Strength required. This is why I'm a firm believer & advocate of using motorcycle specific oils in your Bike(s).

You may also want to look into the fairly recent removal of Zinc from automotive oils & the motorcyle engines need for Zinc.

Enjoy
J.
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Re: SPECTRO Motorcycle Oils & Informative Oil Web-Site Links....
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 10:17:56 AM »
More motorcycle specific Oil information: http://www.oilspecifications.org/articles/JASO_MA_JASO_MB.php

Good luck
J.

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