Over time oils get useless and become thin and dirty which influences the performance of the engine. So checking and replacing your oil regularly is a must for any rider. Oil cleans, cools and lubricates the engine. Here are some tips for bikers...............
Make sure you get the right oil for your motorcycle. Motor oils come in grades / weights. Each grade is rated for ignition compression (for diesel engines), spark ignition (for gasoline engines) or for both types of engines. Additionally oils can be synthetic or natural, include detergents be a multigrade (20W-50) or single grade (50) and made for motorcycles or cars.
Understanding biker oils is essential to getting the best mc oil. The thickness of the fluid is measure in SAE rating. The lower the number the lighter it is (the easier it flows). When oil gets hot it also flows easier so to compensate for a too light hot oil viscosity mix are available called 20W-50. Which means a cold oil flows like a 20 grade but at high temperature it flows like a thicker 50 grade.
What oil do you need to get? I would suggest a synthetic oil (for modern bikes not for older models) since synthetic holds its properties much better than a natural oil. A specific oil isn’t always the best motorcycle oil and worth the extra investment (only if you hardly ever renew the oil or ride under extreme situations). And a wide multi grade ranges is smarter for the engine.
Four stroke engines store the oil in a reservoir but two stroke engines works in a different way. The oil gets pumped around the moving parts and gets burnt during the combustion process. That’s why you don’t need to drain two stroke engines for maintenance. Just keep them topped up with quality two stroke (!) oil.
Maintenance on four strokes is simple. Drain the oil while it is still hot (watch out), remove the filter and replace with a new one (use a recommended filter). Watch very carefully that filter is sealed well. Check your owner manual for more tips.
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