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Offline AgaTourer

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What's the recommended oil for the CT???? Help
on: April 17, 2013, 01:03:25 AM
Hi CT users :)
I have this problem, when i start the engine i hear a funny noise  for about 7 Min then it stops ,it sounds like short knocks, when i asked a mechanic he explained  that it's due to the oil  not reaching the valves till it gets warm ,he said the oil is a bit thick;  i use : Motul 5100 , 10 W 50 , so i just want to know what's the recommended oil for the cross-tourer .
Thank you Guys:
Ps: there is a sticker near the gauge window  that says :
use only JASO MA  oil  ??? can someone explain this for me  :440:

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Re: What's the recommended oil for the CT???? Help
Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 03:11:13 AM
Hi AgaTourer,

I have just had my oil and filter changed today (6300km) I do my oils and filters more often for the CT I will be doing this every 6000km, on the invoice the oil my dealer has used is:

oil -   HONDA HP4 10W30 P/LI - part number  L1002HP413205W
oil filter cartridge  - part number is  15410MFJD01
Washer drain 14mm - part number is  9410914000

Hope this helps

Kind regards ... Jacob  :018:
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Re: What's the recommended oil for the CT???? Help
Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 05:05:28 PM
*Originally Posted by AgaTourer [+]

use only JASO MA  oil  ??? can someone explain this for me  :440:

Just type "JASO MA spec oil" into google and read for hours

Basically cars use dry clutches (not bathed in oil) so can have 'slippy' bits in the oil

Bikes (usually) have WET clutches (are bathed in oil) so CANNOT have the slippy bits in the oil or the clutch would slip so JASO is a Japanese standard that specifies there are no slippy bits in that oil

NOTE  sorry about the 'slippy bits' reference but it was just the easiest way to explain it  :305:

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Re: What's the recommended oil for the CT???? Help
Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 05:26:41 PM
Ah...now I understand how a 'slippy' clutch works... :745:

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Re: What's the recommended oil for the CT???? Help
Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 05:52:24 PM
 :431:  couldn't resist it  :007:

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Re: What's the recommended oil for the CT???? Help
Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 06:12:34 PM
*Originally Posted by Doc [+]
:431:  couldn't resist it  :007:

I wouldn't have either doc  :745: :745: :745:

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Re: What's the recommended oil for the CT???? Help
Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 06:59:24 PM
Hi Agatourer,
this topic has been discussed before, but the guys have given correct information.
10w 50 is too thick for the CT AND 10W-30 is correct.
Check out Silkolene / Fuchs Comp4 10w-30 oil as it meets the requirements or as Jacob has pointed out, get the Honda genuine stuff. Lots of other brands with the correct spec, its just a matter of finding the correct one. I have added a previous link

https://www.crosstourer.com/index.php/topic,1556.0.html
Cheers
T
Last Edit: April 18, 2013, 12:43:22 PM by thetrecker
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