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March 19th, 2007, 10:28 PM   #11
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Hey cafey18,

welcome to UHE. It's a good idea to put your ride details & location into your account details so when you post it's got your details onscreen. You'll find a wealth of information here, I certainly did & a heap of really cool dudes that are always willing to help.

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PS: check out the Aussie force ride topic & let us know if you're interested in joining us next year ?
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March 20th, 2007, 09:36 AM   #12
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i returned my 03 650 back to off road last week and just give it a good blast today.boy do they hook up good.i have riden rc45 and cbr600 and vfr800 on the road for years but the grin factor of this bike is unbelivable i just find it a bit thirsty just over 1 lt every 11 miles and thats not flat out just wondering what every one else is getting.i wanted to take it to wales for a good run but a bit aprehensif with it beeing thirsty and not meany shell or esso garages around there it wont run on anything else
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March 20th, 2007, 02:31 PM   #13
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Thanks Wal, I will check out the Aussie Force ride.
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March 20th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #14
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Has anyone tried Silkolene Comp 10w40 in their fe650e ? The local Super Cheap Auto is selling this oil and it's heaps cheaper than the recomended Motorex 15w50. Obviously the viscosity is not as high but I'm not racing, so maybe it will be ok for trail riding ???
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March 20th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #15
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silkolene is good for husabergs
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March 20th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #16
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Go the Delo 400, its proven and cheap. I've been able to get 20 litre drums at the Henty field days on special for $70. If you can access it from your loacl wholesaler its $25 for 5 litres.

I've heard some not good stories about the Motorex, one of which was that iin WSS the Motorex sponsored Yamaha R6 team used Castrol to avoid clutch and gearbox problems. Consider this a rumour only, that will obviously be denied by those that know, and I won't quote my source, but its one that has yet to give me a bum steer. And I apologise in advance if this upsets anyone.

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March 20th, 2007, 04:52 PM   #17
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Go the Delo 400, its proven and cheap. I've been able to get 20 litre drums at the Henty field days on special for $70. If you can access it from your loacl wholesaler its $25 for 5 litres.

I've heard some not good stories about the Motorex, one of which was that iin WSS the Motorex sponsored Yamaha R6 team used Castrol to avoid clutch and gearbox problems. Consider this a rumour only, that will obviously be denied by those that know, and I won't quote my source, but its one that has yet to give me a bum steer. And I apologise in advance if this upsets anyone.

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So you have had no problems using a truck oil in your Berg? I thought the clutch might have had some dramas with it. And the rating is not as high as required?
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March 20th, 2007, 06:34 PM   #18
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cafey18,

Note my comments above re the durability of the valve gear in my 501 with Delo 400 vs Mobil 1 4T.

With my new bike I immediately dumped the Motorex and went through the break in as discussed above and am now on Delo 400. Do a search on this site and you will find that Husaberg luminary Dale Lineaweaver recommends it and previously sold an almost identical version as Husaberg Oil in the US. Many Bergers use the Delo 400 with no reported problems to my knowledge. Others feel comfortable buying an expensive, 'motorcycle' oil. Each to their own.

My 501 now has almost 500 hours on it with the original clutch, no problems with it or yet with the 650 clutch.

Delo 400 is cheap and works and as liitle is used in Bergs you can afford to change it often.

You will find that others use Shell Rorella diesel oil.

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March 20th, 2007, 07:52 PM   #19
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Thanks for the info Steve, I think these so called "motorcycle" oils are somewhat of a rip off as well. That's what promted my question on the cheaper Silkolene. However if you have the runs on the board with Delo then it's damn hard to argue with that! As you say you can afford to change it often at that price. The two main factors that break down oil are heat and contaminants (carbon from burning fossil fuels), so changing the oil often would probably allow the use of a number of resonably priced oils. I will check out the comments of Mr Lineweaver as you recomended. Thanks again and hopefully we will catch up on the trail some time and not just in these forums.
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March 21st, 2007, 01:01 PM   #20
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See you at Louee soon
http://www.husaberg.org/index.php?name= ... 0136#50136

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