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Offline Paul Marx

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #60 on: September 23, 2019, 09:47 »
Sorry vince, blame cam 😛  As for shelf life, i would guess that some of the additives could settle out after years on the shelf, not sure, but maybe shake the bottle up before using if it has been years.

Oil does have a shelf life.
I don't know the details.

According to Total, 3 years in a unopened can.
After that, they won't cover oil related problems.
An opened can must be used within a year.

I suspect it's to do with oxidisation.

Paul



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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #61 on: September 23, 2019, 10:46 »
Penrite website says 5 years, but there is no manufactered date on the bottle.
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #62 on: October 17, 2019, 11:40 »
22 more sleeps but whos counting.....
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #63 on: October 23, 2019, 07:26 »
Well I guess it's time to throw the cat in with the pigeons.

I've been using synthetic Penrite 10 tenths 20W60 for more years than I can remember in all my Lavs, the main reason being that the molecular chain doesn't break down as would a mineral oil. Yes it's more expensive but you can stretch out the change period due to its shear strength. I also found that the engine internals remain sparkling and clean.

I recently had an interesting discussion with a Motul rep who suggested that although Penrite is an excellent oil Motul 7100 20W50 should be better in that it has a detergent in it to keep clutches clean, needless to say the RGS has just been given a drink of 7100. Given the clutch grab on start up this may be a solution. Time will tell.

Should be OK to do Tassie without oil change.

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #64 on: October 23, 2019, 07:49 »
I've been using synthetic Penrite ... the main reason being that the molecular chain doesn't break down as would a mineral oil.

That's all well and good if you have a decent oil filter to keep the oil nice and clean.

The issue with Laverdas is that they don't have a filter, so the oil can get bits of crap in it (small metal filings, chunks of gasket or sealant or clutch plate). The only way to get rid of the rubbish is to change the oil regularly, so (in my opinion anyway) using synthetic doesn't necessarily lengthen oil change periods. I'd rather be changing a cheaper oil than an expensive oil.

Watch out. This'll turn into an oil thread.  :D

Location: Tasmania, Approx 4253S 14723E

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #65 on: October 23, 2019, 07:58 »
A while ago one of the Motul I think I saw was $120 for 4 litres. That's some expensive oil.

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #66 on: October 23, 2019, 08:15 »
A while ago one of the Motul I think I saw was $120 for 4 litres. That's some expensive oil.

300V is an excellent oil.
Detail price is around 15 to 20 a litre here.
Bulk buying in 200l drums works out at 8 a litre.

Paul

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #67 on: October 23, 2019, 08:31 »
Oh no the president has started an oil thread!  Impeachment? 
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #68 on: October 23, 2019, 08:44 »
This is the one I was talking about.
MOTUL 4L 300V FACTORY LINE 10W40 4T MOTOR OIL
VALUE BULK BUY
$139.95

Probably is great oil but wow thats eye wateringly expensive.
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #69 on: October 24, 2019, 03:21 »
Meeting point is 8.30 am at Caltex Heathcote.
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #70 on: November 03, 2019, 00:24 »
Final shakedown run with the northern beaches mafia this morning all good. Weather forecast even looks great
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #71 on: November 04, 2019, 02:12 »
Hi Vince
Worth shopping around, $53 try this https://www.amxsuperstores.com.au/service/4stroke/motul-3000-10w40-4-litre?cPath=7_83&

600 Monster seems to like it and if you take up the free membership you get a 20% discount on your purchase irrespective of whether it is on special. This works out to $42.40 for 4 litres.

The MOTUL 7100 GOLD 10W60 is the expensive one.......run it in Guzzi 1200

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #72 on: November 04, 2019, 11:52 »
All Motul oils are excellent, but the expensive one is 300V. Obtainable in either 10W40 or 15W50. It's the absolute best.
Even smells of castor.

Paul

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #73 on: November 04, 2019, 23:40 »
I took the winter liner out of my jacket for last weekends ride. Been monitoring the weather along the route in Tassie and it's going back in. Its bearly topping 20c for the first couple of days, even though it hit 32c a while back.

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #74 on: November 05, 2019, 00:40 »
Long range weather forecasts are notoriously unreliable.

For Tasmania in spring/summer, expect anything from 10 to 40C, wet or dry. Extreme low temperatures can occasionally occur during summer. I remember once when it snowed at sea level in Hobart on Christmas day.

Yes Vince. Bring your jacket liner. You may not need it, but if you don't bring it you'll probably wish you did.

Have a safe trip guys. I look forward to catching up when you get here.

Cheers,
Cam
Location: Tasmania, Approx 4253S 14723E