Author Topic: Royal Enfield has the cleanest oil, you can look it up!  (Read 142 times)

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axman88

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I'm not sure what to make of this, but it's certainly not the result I would have personally intuited:
https://www.financialexpress.com/auto/bike-news/royal-enfield-first-service-oil-cleaner-ktm-yamaha-honda-triumph-ducati-aprilia-chinese-motorcycles/2288577/

Here's the FortNine video that is referred to in the article:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GAUo8eUXeU

I didn't care much for the FortNine guys personal style when I was first exposed to his videos.
However, over time, I've come to like his brand of information spiced with humor.   Always thought provoking!


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Reply #1 on: July 14, 2021, 10:33:41 pm
I'm not sure what to make of this, but it's certainly not the result I would have personally intuited:
https://www.financialexpress.com/auto/bike-news/royal-enfield-first-service-oil-cleaner-ktm-yamaha-honda-triumph-ducati-aprilia-chinese-motorcycles/2288577/

Here's the FortNine video that is referred to in the article:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GAUo8eUXeU

I didn't care much for the FortNine guys personal style when I was first exposed to his videos.
However, over time, I've come to like his brand of information spiced with humor.   Always thought provoking!

For sure it's a conversation starter, but I don't think it's an accurate indication of build quality, well maybe the Chinese bike. I'd rather see the bike broken in, properly serviced at keast once and then take an oil sample at say ten thousand miles. I know that's impractical but it'd tell a fuller story.

FWIW One of the construction companies I worked for sampled the oil in thier equipment every hundred hours. We only chamged it when the report told us to. It was amazing how long some engines went before the oil broke down and needed changing.  We had one D8 Cat that had so much blow by you could hardly run the thing, yet the oil report always gave it a clean bill of health. My guess is we topped off the oil so often it gave us false readings. When we finally overhauled it the rings were gone, but the bottom end was perfect.
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