Tag: Oil types

  • What additives are used in motorbike oils?

    Oil additives are added to oils during the manufacturing process to improve the performance of motorcycle oils. Below are examples of commonly used additives. Additives are often used to improve the lubrication qualities and reduce oxidation (burning) and friction, but they can also be used for simple things like changing the colour of the oil.

  • Different motorcycle oil types

    Animal and Vegetable oils: Animal oils and fats used to be used for greasing horse and cart axles, but animal fats are not suitable for motorcycle engines as they oxidise (burn) at low temperatures and will form a clogging gum or varnish. Most vegetable oils have the same drawbacks as animal fats, except castor oil.