Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Penang, Malaysia
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Is this the 1st time using this oil? I had a different experience with Motul 5100 10W40. After the oil change, I rode it for 12km, parked my bike and to my horror, it has turned dark, I mean really really dark. It's no longer clear where u can see the vertical groove in the oil window.
There are 2 things that come to mind:
1. The Esters used in Motul is really doing a good job of cleaning the dirty engine from previous use of which was a different oil. Maybe the previous oil wasn't cleaning enough.
2. Fake oil, imitation. We get a lot of that in my country.
However, I rode it for 4k km, as I felt that the engine was still smooth. The last leg of its life, I had many wrong gear shifts, and the oil level dropped to the low limit after a short high speed cruise.
In contrast to Motul, my next oil change was a Singapore manufactured oil, United Oil. I got the 5W50 Fully Syn oil, and it was a good oil. The oil gradually gets darker, maintained its viscosity, had no issues with gear shifts, engine runs smooth.....and I sold my Ninja 250R when the oil's life was 4500km, so I am not able to see how far it can go.
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