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post #1 of 4 Old 10-25-2013, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Lube oil analysis

I run a 5-40 diesel synthetic in my Cummins pickup engine. Lab oil analysis at 15,000 miles (with a 1/2 distance filter change) advised the oil was well within specs and good to go.

It's oil capacity is 2 litres of oil per litre of displacement.

Me KLR is 3.8 litres of oil per litre of displacement, but it has a wet clutch.

I'm going squander $18 to get an analysis on the KLR drain oil (10-40 moto synthetic) pretty soon and report back.
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-25-2013, 09:58 AM
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Looking forward to the results SlowPoke. Where are you getting the analysis done?

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-26-2013, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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ALS Labs in Edmonton I think it was. I don't have the paperwork where I am to at the moment.
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-21-2014, 05:52 PM
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Yes, I know this is over a year OLD, but it was Never Completed!

How about it Slowpoke,
Would you care to 'post' your Latest KLR oil analysis in my New Thread?
Give us all something to compare with?

Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!

Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting

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