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Last post 08-27-2015 03:01 PM by JN250. 18 replies.
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  • 02-22-2014 07:51 AM In reply to

    Re: Engine Oil

    I'm not sure if you can get Agip oils in Australia, but as long as all the numbers are the same, it doesn't matter in the slightest - 5w40 is 5w40, no matter if it says Castrol or Motul

    If you do the servicing yourself, though, don't expect any warranty support if something goes wrong. To keep the warranty, it must be serviced by a motorcycle mechanic using the right grade oils and factory parts.

    4 years and 20,000 K's later, I'm still scootering, and you guys are stuck with me!
  • 02-22-2014 11:04 AM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: Engine Oil

    Your plug / gear oil specs should be in your owners manual.

    http://mypdfmanuals.com/dref/2285700

    Or find an Aprilia forum or a workshop manual on line.

    http://manuals.wotmeworry.org.uk/Aprilia/Sportcity%20One/Sportcity%20One%20125/

    The other place to find info about DIY spannering is youtube  A good scooter shop should be able to sell you the plugs and filters or go to GPS imports in Melb and order them on line.

    http://www.gpsimports.com.au/products.php?c=1&search=product&engineType=2&productCategoryId=154&page=6&productCategoryId=154&page=1

    There are also a host of excellent overseas online scooter shops but the postage can get harsh especially from UK/US. Do your research, get the tools, dial a friend if things go pear shaped, give it a go. I took the approach of learning to do the minor services myself, (oil, oil filter and air filter) and to took it to a mechanic for the major services. Also there are sometimes motorcycle maintenance courses at local community colleges or tafes.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/FA0Oy9RaOmw <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/FA0Oy9RaOmw">http://www.youtube.com/v/FA0Oy9RaOmw</a></p>

    Learning the zen and the art of scooter maintenance cant be a bad thing, especially on something as cheap as a scoot. IMO knowledge learned is more valueable than a warranty. Good luck.

     

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  • 03-13-2014 09:26 PM In reply to

    • Moon
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    Re: Engine Oil

    Hi and thanks for the replies

     

    Cheers for the info Smile

  • 08-27-2015 03:01 PM In reply to

    Re: Engine Oil

    I changed out the Motul oil that the dealers used and now use  ValvolinePremium XLD 20w50 which was on special 5 litres for $10 recently. The dealers mechanic OK'd this choice of oil for QLD weather.

    I instantly noticed the bike runs quieter and smoother and after 1000klms am happy to notice that I no longer leave oil drips wherever I park.

    This was coming from the crank breather, running down the guard and collecting wads of road gunge, but no more.

     

    2014 CFMoto Jetmax 250. (sold)
    Now a Burgman 650 owner


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