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    Default Re: Pulsar 220 DTSI

    220 can run on any oil I believe until the grade matches or surpasses. I have tried Bajaj oil, Motul 5100, Shell 20W50 mineral and now Motul 3100.
    The best response for 1500 kms is by Shell. Absolutely lovely feel and then it degraded as fast as the 90s Indian team.
    Currently running with Motul 3100 and it lies somewhere below 5100 and much below Shell in the original feels. It is a Iron Man level difference between Bajaj oil and Motul 3100 though.

    Having tried these, I'm sure I'll probably stick to Motul 3100 since it comes with absolutely right quantity - 1.15 litres.
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    Default Re: Pulsar 220 DTSI

    Quote Originally Posted by Akash.Yadav View Post
    220 can run on any oil I believe until the grade matches or surpasses. I have tried Bajaj oil, Motul 5100, Shell 20W50 mineral and now Motul 3100.
    The best response for 1500 kms is by Shell. Absolutely lovely feel and then it degraded as fast as the 90s Indian team.
    Currently running with Motul 3100 and it lies somewhere below 5100 and much below Shell in the original feels. It is a Iron Man level difference between Bajaj oil and Motul 3100 though.

    Having tried these, I'm sure I'll probably stick to Motul 3100 since it comes with absolutely right quantity - 1.15 litres.
    Hey Akash, which Shell oil are you referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapps View Post
    Hey Akash, which Shell oil are you referring to?
    Shell Advance AX5 550043185 20W-50 API SL Mineral Motorbike Engine Oil (1 L) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00QK6RZT2/..._RtGbDb0P5975G

    This is the one that I got. The abnormal 150 mL causes a lot of headache at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by navmurali View Post
    Thank you bro. I guess I'll be sticking with stock ones as I need main stand and added seat height would bother me.
    The seat height can be a bother at first, especially when backing up out of a rut.

    Some things have to unlearned and relearned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akash.Yadav View Post
    The abnormal 150 mL causes a lot of headache at times.
    Simply ignore it, when using AX5 I never bothered to fill in the extra 150ml, seemed wasteful.
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    2015 ~ 2017 TVS Wego (Totaled at 18k)
    2015 - Bajaj Pulsar 220F (Currently 31k) < Garage Queen!
    2017 - Bajaj CT100B (Currently 21k) < 'Golden Quadrilateral' Runner!

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    At 41.5k km's on the odo I changed to 15W40 Rimula R4, covered about 100 km's so far and all is well, the shifts are still smooth, though I've noticed that the motor is sightly more responsive which is more noticeable when climbing a radical incline near my place at TVM, on the highways I've noticed my legs to feel more heat though it doesn't have any ill effect on the performance.

    But then I've noticed the same with a couple of other oils that were still within the recommended range, some experts claim that better oils transfer heat better and hence the same can be felt on the outside on air cooled motors. God knows as I'm none the wiser.

    A surprising thing I noticed is that on draining my second bottle of Waxpol after 1.5k km's the oil quantity hadn't dropped as It'd be the usual case, guess that's the result of changing oil early.

    All did not end well though, managed to drop the motorcycle in my own parking lot, the crash guard saved major damage, exhaust sustained a few deep scratches but then thats life, and I'm grateful that the handlebar etc didn't get bent.

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    2015 ~ 2017 TVS Wego (Totaled at 18k)
    2015 - Bajaj Pulsar 220F (Currently 31k) < Garage Queen!
    2017 - Bajaj CT100B (Currently 21k) < 'Golden Quadrilateral' Runner!

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    Adios Comrades!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinprakas View Post
    At 41.5k km's on the odo I changed to 15W40 Rimula R4, covered about 100 km's so far and all is well, the shifts are still smooth, though I've noticed that the motor is sightly more responsive which is more noticeable when climbing a radical incline near my place at TVM, on the highways I've noticed my legs to feel more heat though it doesn't have any ill effect on the performance.

    But then I've noticed the same with a couple of other oils that were still within the recommended range, some experts claim that better oils transfer heat better and hence the same can be felt on the outside on air cooled motors. God knows as I'm none the wiser.

    A surprising thing I noticed is that on draining my second bottle of Waxpol after 1.5k km's the oil quantity hadn't dropped as It'd be the usual case, guess that's the result of changing oil early.

    All did not end well though, managed to drop the motorcycle in my own parking lot, the crash guard saved major damage, exhaust sustained a few deep scratches but then thats life, and I'm grateful that the handlebar etc didn't get bent.

    Regards,
    A.P.
    The evil life of unusual grade of Pulsar oils. While all's good and feels nice, won't the heat mean a little more metal to metal rubbing inside the cylinder now that the oil layer is thinner?
    And ouch is the story for the drop. I dropped mine when it was less than 2 weeks old and it was a slow drop while standing. Scratched the graphics and never changed it.
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    Default Re: Pulsar 220 DTSI

    Quote Originally Posted by Akash.Yadav View Post
    The evil life of unusual grade of Pulsar oils. While all's good and feels nice, won't the heat mean a little more metal to metal rubbing inside the cylinder now that the oil layer is thinner?
    Two different schools of thought on that, as I said my assumption was the same as yours until stumbling upon experienced users who claimed otherwise.

    Then I'd pulled out the cylinder fin spacers on mine as they were sort of an eyesore, that might also contribute to the presumably better heat dissipation.

    Anyways on the next oil change would update of I find any metal on the magnetic oil cap.

    And ouch is the story for the drop. I dropped mine when it was less than 2 weeks old and it was a slow drop while standing. Scratched the graphics and never changed it.
    Scratches on a motorcycle are life stickers with stories, I tell myself.

    But this story was super lame.

    The fall wasn't slow as I was dismounting her from the makeshift main-stand hoisted by bricks and she slipped and dropped like a hot potato. Goes to show somethings never change.
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    2011 ~ 2015 Hero Honda Karizma R (Sold at 56.5k)
    2013 ~ 2014 Bajaj Discover 100 4G (Sold at 16.5k)
    2015 ~ 2017 TVS Wego (Totaled at 18k)
    2015 - Bajaj Pulsar 220F (Currently 31k) < Garage Queen!
    2017 - Bajaj CT100B (Currently 21k) < 'Golden Quadrilateral' Runner!

    The Ride was Good, but Life is short, spend it Wisely!
    Adios Comrades!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinprakas View Post
    Two different schools of thought on that, as I said my assumption was the same as yours until stumbling upon experienced users who claimed otherwise.

    Then I'd pulled out the cylinder fin spacers on mine as they were sort of an eyesore, that might also contribute to the presumably better heat dissipation.

    Anyways on the next oil change would update of I find any metal on the magnetic oil cap.



    Scratches on a motorcycle are life stickers with stories, I tell myself.

    But this story was super lame.

    The fall wasn't slow as I was dismounting her from the makeshift main-stand hoisted by bricks and she slipped and dropped like a hot potato. Goes to show somethings never change.

    The discussion here is virtual coffee meet.
    I keep thinking to upgrade(lateral or upping the game) but 220 is just so nicely slot in the biking scene that it is very difficult to find a replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinprakas View Post
    At 41.5k km's on the odo I changed to 15W40 Rimula R4, covered about 100 km's so far and all is well, the shifts are still smooth, though I've noticed that the motor is sightly more responsive which is more noticeable when climbing a radical incline near my place at TVM, on the highways I've noticed my legs to feel more heat though it doesn't have any ill effect on the performance.

    But then I've noticed the same with a couple of other oils that were still within the recommended range, some experts claim that better oils transfer heat better and hence the same can be felt on the outside on air cooled motors. God knows as I'm none the wiser.

    A surprising thing I noticed is that on draining my second bottle of Waxpol after 1.5k km's the oil quantity hadn't dropped as It'd be the usual case, guess that's the result of changing oil early.

    All did not end well though, managed to drop the motorcycle in my own parking lot, the crash guard saved major damage, exhaust sustained a few deep scratches but then thats life, and I'm grateful that the handlebar etc didn't get bent.

    Regards,
    A.P.
    Hope Everything is fine alright and May I know How was your experiences with Castrol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akash.Yadav View Post

    The discussion here is virtual coffee meet.
    I keep thinking to upgrade(lateral or upping the game) but 220 is just so nicely slot in the biking scene that it is very difficult to find a replacement.
    True that.

    If you're ever considering a replacement, do go for the handle-bar and suspension mod before doing so, it literally changed the feel of the motorcycles for the better, if you go back to my older posts you'd see that I stopped caring for the motorcycle before the mods as I was finding it cumbersome to ride, but after it I simply can't wait to ride it more, hence the sudden 20k jump in odo read.

    This motorcycle has a lot of untapped handing and highway potential that is just waiting to come out if you give it the chance.

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    Hope Everything is fine alright and May I know How was your experiences with Castrol?
    Contrary to popular belief I've only got good things to say about Castrol, especially the Power 1.
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    2011 ~ 2015 Hero Honda Karizma R (Sold at 56.5k)
    2013 ~ 2014 Bajaj Discover 100 4G (Sold at 16.5k)
    2015 ~ 2017 TVS Wego (Totaled at 18k)
    2015 - Bajaj Pulsar 220F (Currently 31k) < Garage Queen!
    2017 - Bajaj CT100B (Currently 21k) < 'Golden Quadrilateral' Runner!

    The Ride was Good, but Life is short, spend it Wisely!
    Adios Comrades!
    A.P. 2018

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