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Hi,

Looks like my Dragstars been filled up with final drive oil on the sidestand as when I checked upright it is about 3" lower than the filler hole !!

Looks very new this oil--clear but does smell strong !!

Question is I want to change it but the manual says SAE80 API GL-4 hypoid gear oil but can't get it anywhere !!

Halfords say to use EP 80 but a web search says the EP 80 is acidic and not a direct replacement--attack yellow metal-brass copper etc.

Don't know what to use now ? anybody used EP 80

Advice please.

Graham.

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Go to somewhere that sells the Silkolene stuff.

Halfords ought to, as should almost everywhere else.

Ask for BOA 80W-90.

Their webshite says:

"- SAE 80W, SAE 90 and SAE 85W-90

- API GL-4 or API GL-5

- MIL-L-2105B "

If they really are idiots, there's pictures of it on the link here:

http://www.silkolene.com/index.php?calling=product&sub=maintain#maintain_p18

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Go to somewhere that sells the Silkolene stuff.

Halfords ought to, as should almost everywhere else.

Ask for BOA 80W-90.

Their webshite says:

"- SAE 80W, SAE 90 and SAE 85W-90

- API GL-4 or API GL-5

- MIL-L-2105B "

If they really are idiots, there's pictures of it on the link here:

http://www.silkolene.com/index.php?calling=product&sub=maintain#maintain_p18

Thanks for the link and went to Halfords but don't sell it.

Then went to local bike shop and there it was !

Sould have gone there in the first place of course, DOH ! :eusa_doh:

Cheers,

Graham.

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Move to Reading. They sell it in Halfords here.

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