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    Oil Change, Which Oil do I use?

    My first Oil change since purchase, i know it says 15W50 in the Manual, but is that what I should stick to? or is Motul 10W40 fine?

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    Watchin this thread closely as I am due a service too and have severe clutch problems due to oil viscosity/drag.

    Gonna do the jet at the same time.

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    I'm pretty sure 15w50 is a thicker oil and used for hotter countrys, and 10W40 should be fine for use in the UK road and track use, just want someone to confirm this as I'm just making this up really lol.

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    I used fully synth for top up and kissed neutral goodbye,spoke to mechanic at speedaway and recommended a semi . Did full oil change and have had no probs since.I did stick with the recommended grade though just not the type,
    Hope This helps..

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    Cool i'll stick to 15W50 then and go for Semi should be alright

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    15w50 semi synthetic is the correct oil specification as recommended by Aprilia. Here's 2 quality oils as examples

    http://www.mandp.co.uk/productinfo.aspx?catRef=538792#

    http://www.whitedogbikes.com/cgi-bin...an_sigma_15w50

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    Silkolene Comp 4 for me --50k miles nae probs. Tho I change it every 3k
    CK

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    MOTUL 5100 semi-synth blend 15-50W here...never had clutch slip and selects neutral no dramas

    I will add that i'm in the tropics..so pretty much over 30 deg. C everyday...never had oil cooling or engine cooling problems with
    MOTUL 5100.
    Last edited by AusRSV; July 29th, 2008 at 02:40 AM.

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    i'm using silkolene 10-40 semi
    is this a problem, should i be worried, i've just changed it last week, everything seems fine, no clutch slip etc
    starting can be a bit laboured thopugh, would oil affect this??

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    No AG1, the oil you are using is slightly thinner less viscous at ambient than the 15/50 so there will be less drag for starting.

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    Same as Carbon Kid - but half the mileage,

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    Quote Originally Posted by AusRSV View Post
    MOTUL 5100 semi-synth blend 15-50W here...never had clutch slip and selects neutral no dramas

    I will add that i'm in the tropics..so pretty much over 30 deg. C everyday...never had oil cooling or engine cooling problems with
    MOTUL 5100.
    Im a Motul fan myself, thats what i was gona go for, was planning to change it every 2000 miles atleast, as I do 1 or 2 trackdays a month.

    But thats good news, i'll go for the motul 5100 15w50 then, cheers!

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    Not sure what it will cost you in your neck of the woods...? I pay AU $55.oo for 4 Litres..perfect for the change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AusRSV View Post
    Not sure what it will cost you in your neck of the woods...? I pay AU $55.oo for 4 Litres..perfect for the change.
    15 for 4 Litres, Trade price for me

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    Being a lazy git how much oil does the aprilia take (RSV 2000)

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    Motul is 4.72 a litre here, just bought some..

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-6539-sto...ese-ester.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by AREESSMILL View Post
    Being a lazy git how much oil does the aprilia take (RSV 2000)
    3.5 litres without filter change, 3.7 litres with it, or so it says in the manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbon kid View Post
    Silkolene Comp 4 for me --50k miles nae probs. Tho I change it every 3k
    CK

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertedlover View Post
    Silkolene comp 4 15w/50

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