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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Best explanation of why a thinner oil is better than a heavier one

This an article I find related to this topic.
Itīs long, little technical, but kind of myth buster..
Thinner IS better.

http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/faq...=haas_articles
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 01:24 PM
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Re: Best explanation of why a thinner oil is better than a heavier one

Damn, That is a long read....will have to come to it later..

Thanks for posting
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-09-2014, 03:18 AM
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Re: Best explanation of why a thinner oil is better than a heavier one

This is a good read, thanks a lot for posting.

Did learn quite a lot about oils, but article needed two-pass reading though. It doesn't discuss much about the existing terminologies though.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2014, 01:53 PM
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Re: Best explanation of why a thinner oil is better than a heavier one

Didn't read the whole article but it looked to be mostly discussing 30wt oils... Most 30wt (Automotive based)oils are labeled as "energy conserving", meaning that they are impregnated with Series IV friction modifiers. You absolutely want to avoid these oils for a motorcycle. In addition a 5w 40 synthetic will absolutely outperform a 5w 30 synthetic...
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