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CB1300 Oil change andtyres too [message #298955] Sun, 04 February 2018 20:21 Go to next message
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Time to do an oil and filter change on the CB1300 and then some new tyres, I know the grade of oil however don't know if it is semi or fully synthetic.What would you recommend?
Currently running on Bridgestone battleaxe B023- don't really rate these, probably going to fit Michelin Pilot GT 4 . Any help welcomed.

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John
Re: CB1300 Oil change andtyres too [message #298979 is a reply to message #298955] Wed, 07 February 2018 11:50 Go to previous message
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How many miles since the last oil change? Less than 6000 and you are basically just handing your hard earned pounds to the oil man. Wink
Anyhow any 10W-40 JASO-MA2 rated oil will do the trick. I tend to use Repsol because it's good and cheap but you won't have any problem with any correctly rated oil.

Tyres... except for some ill-guided experiments with Pirelli/Metzeler and Dunlop I've alternated between Brdgestone and Michelin for the past 25 years.
The BMW is presently on Bridgestone T30 EVO's. I think they'll last longer than the Metzeler's the bike came with but hard to tell if they'll last as long as Michelin's. They are better than PR4's pretty much all around (I went through many sets on the previous BMW), especially when shifting from one surface to another, apart from sheer wet surface grip.
Michelin has a new Pilot Road out now (5) which I will probably fit if competitively priced with the T30 EVO's to see if they truly evolved the breed.
On a CB you can save your money and go for the ordinary PR4 over the GT, which is intended for heavier bikes and/or two up riding and touring.
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