Quality wise, there are basically 4 different groups of modern motorcycle oils:
- Mineral oils
- Semi synthetic oils
- Synthetic oils
- Fully synthetic oils
This basic grading for oil types is used for both 2 stroke and 4 stroke oils. Mineral oils are the lowest quality and fully synthetic oils are the best quality.
Why should you use a proper motorcycle oil in your pride and joy, surely all oil meets the spec anyway?
So often the terms ‘oil is oil’ and ‘it all meets the spec’ are bandied about in conversation, both actual and virtually. Forums are awash with opinions on oil and lubrication, motorcycle arenas are especially prone to this and it never ceases to amaze me the utter, misguided, bollox that passes for expert internet opinion in this area. So here is my opinion (and actually, I really am an oil expert!).
What does the JASO MA and JASO MA2 Motorcycle Oil Standard Mean?
In 1998 the Japanese Automotive Standards Organization (or JASO for short) developed a grading system for motorcycle oils.
The grading system measured (among other things) an oils ability to resist clutch friction (or slippage), protection offered against engine wear and pitting in the gear box.
It’s WAR in the car oil industry…..
…..And how it can ruin your bike engine!
The recession is hitting some industries hard now and some companies will do ANYTHING to sell their products…..
But how does this affect using car oil in a motorcycle engine?
Differences between 2 stroke premix and injector systems…..
What is a 2T premix system (also known as a Tank Mix system)?
A 2 stroke premix system is where you have to mix the 2 stroke oil and the petrol before you use it (normally in a container or in the fuel tank).