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post #1 of 2 Old 10-08-2014, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Switching between synthetic and non synthetic oil

I'm not sure how bad, if at all, is this? I'm bit shy from 20k on odometer. When I first got the bike I had it on non synthetic for long time, then switched to synthetic. I've been on a 7 months (and going) trip through central and south America and often can't find oil I need. About 1000 miles ago I changed oil and switched back to non synthetic since it was only I could find than. So again, does this effect bike in any way? I'm also curious if I should switch back to synthetic on my next change? What are essential differences and benefits of either?
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There is no problem switching back to dinosaur juice or synthetic whichever the case. Main thing is that you have oil in the motor. Keep riding.

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