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Offline damo66

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Trip advice
« on: September 22, 2019, 08:33:09 AM »
I am heading to Spain & Portugal this Tuesday on a 2 week trip on my 2019 XRT, coming from Tiger Sports I now no longer have to pack chain oil👍 I never took engine oil on any previous trips as my Sports never used oil between services, first service has been completed and I would like to know should I bring engine oil?

Only issue I have had to date was a minor oil weep from the driveshaft which has been sorted by the dealer.

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Re: Trip advice
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2019, 11:19:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by damo66 [+]
...I would like to know should I bring engine oil?
No.

Have done several Euro tours and never even considered taking oil, nor have I (or any friends with me) needed it.
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Re: Trip advice
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2019, 11:55:35 AM »
 :0461: and if necessary you can buy oil - maybe not your favourite brand but just the right spec to use as a top up.

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Re: Trip advice
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2019, 01:36:58 PM »
And in a pinch, you can top up with pretty much any oil (synthetic or regular).
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Re: Trip advice
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2019, 06:22:07 PM »
Just take some cable ties and a puncture kit - i just did 2700 miles in all weathers with just these - i lent two cables ties to a guy with me !
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Re: Trip advice
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2019, 09:56:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by T800XC [+]
No.

Have done several Euro tours and never even considered taking oil, nor have I (or any friends with me) needed it.
Yep - I agree - had loads of Triumphs - did loads of miles on them - as a precaution I used to carry 500ml of oil - never used it !!! My bikes never used any oil between services. I keep it topped up and regularly serviced.

Take some cable ties - a few basic tools - check it over properly before setting off - especially the tyres. Give everything a quick squirt of WD40 before you go but generally a very relaible bike.
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Re: Trip advice
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2019, 10:35:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by sirsidneyrd [+]
i lent two cables ties to a guy with me !

Lent ?? Isn't that a bit generous ?? You could have hired them to him (© Private Frazer, Warmington-on-Sea Home Guard)  :745:

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Re: Trip advice
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2019, 10:48:36 PM »
I loaned a guy a hamburger once, but when I tried to return it the next day, it was not in its original condition.   :004:
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Re: Trip advice
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2019, 07:35:17 AM »
*Originally Posted by damo66 [+]
I am heading to Spain & Portugal this Tuesday on a 2 week trip on my 2019 XRT, coming from Tiger Sports I now no longer have to pack chain oil👍 I never took engine oil on any previous trips as my Sports never used oil between services, first service has been completed and I would like to know should I bring engine oil?

Only issue I have had to date was a minor oil weep from the driveshaft which has been sorted by the dealer.

Hi. Save the space.. Here you can find motorbike oil in almost every gas station...

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Re: Trip advice
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2019, 07:37:21 AM »
No.

I have ridden around all of Europe (Yes, I do mean all) and I have never taken or felt the need to take Engine Oil.
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