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Re5 oils

Postby CBracing » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:12 pm

Hi all are there any preferences to oils used in your bikes.
Gear box
Transmission
Metering tank
I’ve been told Castrol 20w50w in all also
10w40w in clutch
and 2t in metering tank.
What do you guys use and why.
Regards CB

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Re: Re5 oils

Postby kanonkopdrinker » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:15 pm

Hi CB

I too use GTX in the engine sump ..... but Rotella DD+40 in the metering tank.

Why?

Because it’s what rotary Nortons use, and so I have plenty to hand. It’s cheap. It burns clean. And nearly 40,000 miles on, the bike is still going!!!

David

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Re: Re5 oils

Postby mike_500 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:58 pm

i use castrol classic in my re5's its the same as the old gtx full mineral not semi synthetic

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Re: Re5 oils

Postby CBracing » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:58 pm

kanonkopdrinker wrote:Hi CB

I too use GTX in the engine sump ..... but Rotella DD+40 in the metering tank.

Why?

Because it’s what rotary Nortons use, and so I have plenty to hand. It’s cheap. It burns clean. And nearly 40,000 miles on, the bike is still going!!!

David


Thanks David
Where are you getting DD+40 from
Clive

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Re: Re5 oils

Postby kanonkopdrinker » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:04 pm

The club has a stock which it can decant to Club Members ... and if memory serves, it’s £3 a litre.

I have some in Essex.

And so does Dave Weighell in North Yorkshire.

Where are you?

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Re: Re5 oils

Postby CBracing » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:22 pm

Hi David
I’m in KENT Medway towns.

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Re: Re5 oils

Postby kanonkopdrinker » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:57 am

Well, that’s not a million miles away from Chelmsford, if you ever fancy a trip north of the river.

Remember to bring an empty 5 litre can with you.

Are you a club member?

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Re: Re5 oils

Postby Charles Wilson » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:40 pm

CBracing wrote:Where are you getting DD+40 from


I'm printing this question and framing it. If anyone knows the answer to this, plz let me know.

CW

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Re: Re5 oils

Postby CBracing » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:13 pm

Many thanks David for the oil offer I’ll need an address to collect the oil
Or an E-mail address or phone number to contact you regarding your address.
Many thanks clive.

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Re: Re5 oils

Postby kanonkopdrinker » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:38 am

Clive, it’s on the cover of all club newsletters. You are a member, aren’t you?

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Re: Re5 oils

Postby CBracing » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:26 pm

I have joined but don’t have a news letter yet.
I could ask mark whyman if he has one as he’s seen my post about oils.
If not I’ll have to get me Crystal ball out and give it a clean and see what I can do.
I’ve looked around and you can only get Rotella in 20lts and 209lts


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