semi or fully

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by JACKO, Oct 30, 2013.

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  1. JACKO

    JACKO Member

    Sep 25, 2013
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    Hi

    My 2011 speed has 849 miles on the clock.

    I know it had its first service etc.

    I'm planning on giving it an oil change, just in case the dealer didn't change it and because it's over 2yrs old .

    The manual recommends either fully or semi synthetic. Such as Castrol power 1 racing

    I already have some fully synthetic Castrol power 1 racing in the shed.

    Shall I go ahead and use it?

    I have heard that using fully synthetic on engines with less than 7k miles can encourage more oil usage?

    What do you guys reckon?

    Cheers in advance
     
  2. Richard H

    Richard H Noble Member

    Oct 26, 2012
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    Castrol Power is what went in my bike at it's first service. Its not using oil and now at 7500 miles. How come only 850 miles in two years?
     
  3. JACKO

    JACKO Member

    Sep 25, 2013
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    Hi Rich

    Previous owner was a new rider dealer tells me.

    Basically he crapped himself once he realised the speed had more poke than he thought he could handle.

    There would be more miles on it from me but time and shite weather since I bought it put dampers on my fun.

    Got out today though and had a blast. Nearly nipped to Matlock but it was ferkin cold and don't want to get caught in the rain, and get her dirty. Lol

    So asked dealer if they changed oil before they handed bike to me, its had fully synth and new filter, so been changed twice now, since new.

    My Akrapovic cans ordered today, god I must love this bike.

    See me spending a fortune on this bike!

    Thanks for your reply will stIck with fully synthetic.
     
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  4. mr.h

    mr.h Senior Member

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    Hi Jacko, looking forward to pics and a video of the Akrapovic cans - are they high pipes or one low pipe?
     
  5. JACKO

    JACKO Member

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    Akrapovic only do high level twin cans and link pipe for 2011+ speed.

    That's what I wanted anyway, I love the look of the high cans, so you can see the back wheel.

    Weight saving is still over 4kg with these cans.

    No need to remap according to akra. They look top quality, but no more pricey than a arrow system.

    Well my dealer gave me good deal.

    I'm useless at posting pics and video etc .

    Loads on you tube though.

    Cheers

    Jacko
     
  6. brybrem

    brybrem Senior Member

    Mar 8, 2013
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    Where on youtube?
     
  7. JACKO

    JACKO Member

    Sep 25, 2013
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    I don't mean my bike Brybrem

    like I say I ain't any good at loading pics and video.

    On you tube there is a fair few speeds with akra fitted .

    Sorry to disappoint .
     
  8. brybrem

    brybrem Senior Member

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    My bad...
     
  9. mr.h

    mr.h Senior Member

    May 29, 2013
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    ooh check you out with the teenage sayings! Must be getting into character eh B! x :eek:
     
  10. brybrem

    brybrem Senior Member

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    'evers... x
     
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