Ridemalibu Motorcycle Rentals & Tours – Los Angeles CA
  1. Holiday Greetings. For those asking about Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials... Since we're such a tiny operation, it's tough to offer much... But we're again offering free shipping on $99+ orders to our U.S. customers on any in stock GTM product! Now through Monday at midnight, PST. Use POST-COVID-FREE discount code at checkout on our online Store link above - We truly appreciate your support. PLEASE Support small businesses!

Oh damn, another oil question

Discussion in 'Chat & Tech Info' started by Art, May 9, 2021.

  1. Art

    Art Just got it firing!

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2020
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dubai/Florida
    Hello Folks,

    Not trying to start an annoying oil debate, just a couple questions as I do not have a viscosity chart. I prefer dino oil and intend to use Castrol 20/50 motorcycle oil, any issues with that? It will be running in Florida heat. I like Lucas gear oils. What weight should be in the gear box and what in the differential? I have a 1985 T5. Are there better types of oil? I generally avoid synthetic in older rigs.

    Thanks.
     
  2. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT di Razza Pura

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,626
    Likes Received:
    1,339
    Location:
    Findlay, Ohio
    Owners Manual.

    Use the recommended viscosity fluids on page 8. You cannot go wrong.


    AD3BBAB1-0004-4153-94F9-F4D0866BB18F.png
     

    Attached Files:

    Moto-Uno likes this.
  3. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    8,455
    Likes Received:
    1,098
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL

    Along with what Scott said, I would recommend to use fully synthetic. It will stand up to heat much better than non synthetic.
     
  4. Art

    Art Just got it firing!

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2020
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dubai/Florida
    Thanks guys. I know I can buy 20/50. I have never seen 10/50
     
  5. Moto-Uno

    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    348
    Likes Received:
    120
    Location:
    Burnaby,B.C
    I wouldn't be too concerned about using 20W50 vs 10W50 considering the average temps where you'll be riding. Peter
     
  6. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    8,455
    Likes Received:
    1,098
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL

    Mobil 1 makes a 15W50. I've been using it for years. Available at most auto parts stores.
     
  7. Art

    Art Just got it firing!

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2020
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dubai/Florida
    I'll get a good inventory of parts and lubricants when I get home and put the old sled back on the road. I have owned a bunch of Harley's and an Indian, but I sold them off due to lack of use and taking up space (I don't go to America but once a year). I could not part with the Guzzi. While it rarely got ridden, I treasured it. I'll give it a good going through. I suspect I'll have wiring issues with some of the switches, but wrenching is my main hobby so that will be fun. I'd like to get another Guzzi, an older bagger, but still open to a newer one. My T5 is in amazing condition, but perhaps not the most versatile bike in their line up.
     
  8. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT di Razza Pura

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,626
    Likes Received:
    1,339
    Location:
    Findlay, Ohio
    T5 is a great older bike, 16”’front wheel notwithstanding.

    20w50 will work just fine in Florida heat.

    Oil is cheap, engines are expensive.
     
    stinga, Nordicnorm and BrianR like this.

Share This Page