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Yeah good reminder TP, Ive been running the 10w60 Motul for a bit now and Im happy with it. Engine is quieter through gear changes....not perfect....just better. Hasnt used any but then it never does



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300v 15w 50 is the best oil for 390. have been using the same since 2nd service and is very responsive.
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300v 15w 50 drained oil.

Greenish Tinge still intact to some level even after running near about 5000 kms.

The KTM service engineer advised me that 300 v is a racing oil and might harm the engine at high temps, is it so.... if yes i have been using the same since last 10,000kms.
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300v 15w 50 drained oil.

Greenish Tinge still intact to some level even after running near about 5000 kms.

The KTM service engineer advised me that 300 v is a racing oil and might harm the engine at high temps, is it so.... if yes i have been using the same since last 10,000kms.

I thought racing oils were made to handle high temps since you are constantly at or near redline??
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Actually the main reason for the advise is sales oriented what I understood, since the service center only has Motul 7100 to offer, I bought the 300v bottles from outside. Thus they are losing an amount of 1200 Rupees ($18 or so). At first I too panicked about the same but after riding more than a few thousand km s what i notice is my revving is more free r than the ones using 7100 & smoother operation all through.

Foolish tech guy XD

Obviously a racing oil will be able to bear heat well where acceleration & redlining are the main concern thus causing enormous amounts of heat...
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post #16 of 27 Old 09-18-2016, 07:29 PM
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How does anyone on here KNOW what the best oil is? All just supposition.
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How does anyone on here KNOW what the best oil is? All just supposition.
Like anything else, through research and own experience. Truth is, the best oil should be based off the OEM recommendation, with modifiers for local conditions or use, where those conditions are extreme.
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300 v is the best oil for me from my experience.

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How does anyone on here KNOW what the best oil is? All just supposition.
For the last 10 years I was testing each oil brand and kind of it in 3 aspects: 1 - How the gearbox clutch fell after a new oil. 2 - How it could deal with the extreme hot weather of Rio de Janeiro. 3 - Look the aspect and viscosit of oil after the recommend time of use.
300V 15w50 has the better performance in each case and I tested more than once.
It was used in my old Buell XB9S that has a HD Mod engine Air Cooled that warm a little bit
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post #20 of 27 Old 09-29-2016, 11:28 PM
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I'm using Mobil 1 15w50 from Walmart or Mobil 1 V-Twin 20w50.

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