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Posted by richard_woolnough at October 19. 2017

apologies for raising this hoary old subject and if it has been discussed before,  but I would just like to know what members views are on using a semi synthetic oil in an early commando? kind regards

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Posted by ian_cordes at October 19. 2017

Richard. This is a huge subject, which has been covered pretty exhaustively on these pages before. Can I suggest you use the search box to look up previous posts, rather than attempt to go through it all again?

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Posted by Dan Field at October 19. 2017

Oh go on, every motorcycle forum loves an oil thread, 😉 .... someone won't be able to resist!

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Posted by richard_woolnough at October 19. 2017

oh dear, it was a tentative question, I have searched it now, 733 comments take 'til christmas to read 'em all, My mate runs a DBD 34 on fully synthetic so we shall see, .kind regards

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Posted by richard_woolnough at October 19. 2017

oh I won't try and edit my posting it never seems to work for me just make another, the W/ng I have the p/o ran on diesel detergent oil so I have continued this practic, bloody minefield seems to me. kind regards

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Posted by richard_payne at October 19. 2017

Certainly a minefield and Commando owners even have discussions about how long the dip stick should be....

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Posted by david_evans at October 20. 2017

About five foot tenLaughing

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Posted by christopher_winsby at October 20. 2017

Previously david_evans wrote:

About five foot tenLaughing

I am using a floating one so that the oil is always at the correct level.

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Posted by Tony Ripley at October 21. 2017

To answer the original question.

Why would you NOT use modern technology when it is available.

I have been using http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-3908-silkolene-super-4-20w-50-semi-synthetic-4-stroke-oil.aspx

for a few years now. Not noticed any difference to the old 'Classic' 20-50 but what would you expect.

Tony

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Posted by richard_woolnough at October 21. 2017

you are lucky chaps, I doesn't have a  dipstick, well not on the bike anyway, what I do have is a strip of opaque plastic pipe to the frontal rear of the tank which would  appear to be as much good as a one legged man at an ass kicking contest!. kind regards

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Posted by david_evans at October 22. 2017

I guess you have a fastback tank with the sightglass to check the level, as you say as much use as a chocolate fireguard. I soft soldered mine shut years ago. If you could find a good way to seal a glass tube in place that was tough enough to withstand the rigours of the situation then the sightglass would work I suppose.

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Posted by richard_payne at October 22. 2017

Chocolate fireguards are fine. You just have to eat them quickly. Even chocolate spanners have their uses.

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Posted by Neil Wyatt at October 22. 2017

Hope they are Shelley's?

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Posted by Julian Wells at October 23. 2017

Off-topic, but your pic brought on an amazing twinge of nostalgia for the Big 4 I had back in the early 70s

 

Previously richard_payne wrote:

Chocolate fireguards are fine. You just have to eat them quickly. Even chocolate spanners have their uses.

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