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    Engine oil
    on: November 04, 2021, 11:33:52 am
    November 04, 2021, 11:33:52 am
    Hi guys a quicky in the past I have always used Castrol power 1 in my bikes and plan to do so. My question due to the CR a lot more powerful and advanced engine to my previous cruisers should I stick with power 1 or upgrade to power 1 racing. Thought I would run it be you TIA cheers Phil

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #1 on: November 04, 2021, 01:58:57 pm
    November 04, 2021, 01:58:57 pm
    *Originally Posted by hi8prt [+]
    Hi guys a quicky in the past I have always used Castrol power 1 in my bikes and plan to do so. My question due to the CR a lot more powerful and advanced engine to my previous cruisers should I stick with power 1 or upgrade to power 1 racing. Thought I would run it be you TIA cheers Phil

    As long as the oil meets the Honda specifications it shouldn't matter which brand or version you use.

    From the Owners Manual:

    Recommended engine oil
    Honda 4-stroke motorcycle oil
    API Service Classification SG or higher,
    excluding oils marked as “Energy Conserving”
    or “Resource Conserving,”
    SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA


    If you use non-Honda engine oil, check the label
    to make sure that the oil satisfies all of the
    following standards:
    ● JASO T 903 standard*1: MA
    ● SAE standard*2: 10W-30
    ● API classification*3: SG or higher
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #2 on: November 04, 2021, 04:11:02 pm
    November 04, 2021, 04:11:02 pm
    Castrol Power 1 is a good oil. I use Silkolene Comp 4, but as Skids says any oil that meets Honda's specs should be OK.
    Some of my past bikes. Norton ES2 - Norton 650SS - Velocette Venom - Velocette Thruxton Venom - Kawasaki Z1100  ST - Kawasaki GPZ 1100 B2 - Honda CB500.

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #3 on: November 05, 2021, 12:08:32 pm
    November 05, 2021, 12:08:32 pm
    I used Silkolene Comp 4 too, but to answer the direct question, yes, the lower spec Castrol is fine in this engine, which has been around a long time and way before the latest oils were marketed.

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #4 on: November 10, 2021, 12:09:02 am
    November 10, 2021, 12:09:02 am
    Thanks guys did some research and chose to go with the Silkolene comp 4 thanks for your replies cheers Phil

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #5 on: November 12, 2021, 08:46:45 pm
    November 12, 2021, 08:46:45 pm
    I just discussed this thread with a former Honda mechanic I work with. He said he allways used genuine recommended Honda oils as some other oils although meeting specs are low quaulity. He also mentioned engine longevity, engine design & temperatures plus liability issiues not using genuine if something goes south.
    He also mentioned he has never seen a VFR800 that needed valve adjustment under 100,000kms and even that one was just slightly out of spec and hardly warrented.

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #6 on: November 12, 2021, 09:02:13 pm
    November 12, 2021, 09:02:13 pm
    *Originally Posted by Haddo [+]
    I just discussed this thread with a former Honda mechanic I work with. He said he allways used genuine recommended Honda oils as some other oils although meeting specs are low quaulity. He also mentioned engine longevity, engine design & temperatures plus liability issiues not using genuine if something goes south.
    He also mentioned he has never seen a VFR800 that needed valve adjustment under 100,000kms and even that one was just slightly out of spec and hardly warrented.

    Then he never worked on my 98 VFR800 which needed 3 new exhaust shims every 16k miles until she passed at 130k miles.
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #7 on: November 13, 2021, 08:44:44 am
    November 13, 2021, 08:44:44 am
    Seems his emphasis was all about correct lubrication @ recommended intervals & temperatures. I'm no mechanic so I won't start a debate on the subject. Just passing on what I was told for consideration. :031:

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #8 on: November 13, 2021, 08:58:10 am
    November 13, 2021, 08:58:10 am
    *Originally Posted by Haddo [+]
    Seems his emphasis was all about correct lubrication @ recommended intervals & temperatures. I'm no mechanic so I won't start a debate on the subject. Just passing on what I was told for consideration. :031:

    I would expect no less from a Honda mechanic.

    I have a good friend who was instrumental in the development and production of the Castrol product range and he says that as long as the specifications are met, it matters not which brand you use.

    I'm no mechanic either m8, so these are just my experiences and opinions.  :031:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #9 on: November 13, 2021, 09:12:20 am
    November 13, 2021, 09:12:20 am
     The genuine Honda vfr recomended oil could  be made by Castrol? Anyway the dude was a highly respected mechanic until the mining $$$ beckoned. Complete genuine oil change GN4 kits are not that expensive so I for one don't see any benefits in stuffing around but it's just personal preference.
    Last Edit: November 13, 2021, 09:49:35 am by Haddo

     


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