Regular changing of your motorcycle engine's fluids and lubricants is the key to long engine life.
The types of oil
There is oil and oil, get to know the difference
There are three main types of oil :
How to choose your oil ?
Don't put in your engine the oil you use for the chip pan…
At first it is difficult to find your way through the combinations of letters and figures. In fact, the first number represents the cold viscosity (preferably the oil should be fluid when cold, in order to perform its function as soon as possible); the second number is the viscosity when hot. The ambient temperature and your engine speeds are the criteria when choosing the best viscosity indices.
We do not recommend, for the sake of saving a few pennies, using cheap car engine oil when changing your motorcycle engine oil.
A puzzle ? Not that much…
The way oils are classified depends on the standard being used; there is no universal standard.
Europe is also trying to impose its standards.
So we find ACEA A2-B4 oils, for example. Finally, in Japan, the strict JASO standard (Japanese Automobile Standards Organisation) takes into consideration emission levels and the quality of lubrication.