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This is a discussion on Castor Oil within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Once again this is a question of use. IF your bike is going to sit around and only get used once in a while I ...

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    Once again this is a question of use. IF your bike is going to sit around and only get used once in a while I would use a synthetic over castor oil. If you are going to use your bike several times a week I would use castor. THX mentioned castor is hydroscopic and that is really the main problem with having it sit around - it will pull moisture to it and rust will form eventually.
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    quote:Originally posted by midge

    champ the way i understand it is, the full syn is burned completely so maybe a bit more punch, the castor does not burn at least not completely,so it leaves behind a little residual lubrication, good for the motor, and that probably where the story of gummeness comes from, i like a blend the has some Castor esters in it and some modern additives as well,
    some swear by the castrol a747 for racing anyway,i like the power mist super2,
    i have used both full syn and Castor blended stuff, cant say i ever notice a real difference, but i do like the idea of residual lubrication
    that's all i know
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    quote:Originally posted by midge

    champ the way i understand it is, the full syn is burned completely so maybe a bit more punch, the castor does not burn at least not completely,so it leaves behind a little residual lubrication, good for the motor, and that probably where the story of gummeness comes from, i like a blend the has some Castor esters in it and some modern additives as well,
    some swear by the castrol a747 for racing anyway,i like the power mist super2,
    i have used both full syn and Castor blended stuff, cant say i ever notice a real difference, but i do like the idea of residual lubrication
    that's all i know
    IPONE Learn it, use it, love it!
    Chuck #72

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