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    DCT Compatible Oil: Castrol ACT EVO 4T 10W-30 Part Synthetic ?

    Castrol website lists as Castrol ACT EVO 4T 10W-30 Part Synthetic as suitable oil for NC700XD (DCT) 2012 -.

    Anybody disagrees? and Why?

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    That oil meets Honda's spec for the bike.

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    DCT Compatible Oil: Castrol ACT EVO 4T 10W-30 Part Synthetic ?

    Looks good. It meets all of the specs in the manual.
    I have a case of it for my next couple of oil changes on my NC700X. I also have it in my ST1300 right now and no issues.

    Got a killer sale on Amazon and ordered it for less than $5 a quart. Right place at the right time.

    The 10W-40 viscosity is available at Walmart for about $18 per gallon. Both 10W-30 and 10W-40 are listed in the service manual as being acceptable.

    Iím currently using 10W-30 in my NC700X.

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    Last edited by Jt105; 12th April 2019 at 20:07.

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    Super Moderator DCT Compatible Oil: Castrol ACT EVO 4T 10W-30 Part Synthetic ? 670cc's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jt105 View Post
    Looks good. It meets all of the specs in the manual.
    I have a case of it for my next couple of oil changes on my NC700X. I also have it in my ST1300 right now and no issues.

    Got a killer sale on Amazon and ordered it for less than $5 a quart. Right place at the right time.

    The 10W-40 viscosity is available at Walmart for about $18 per gallon. Both 10W-30 and 10W-40 are listed in the service manual as being acceptable.

    I’m currently using 10W-30 in my NC700X.

    JT
    Thanks for the Amazon tip on this. I checked tonight and there is currently a 25% coupon on the 6 quart carton of 10w-30, bringing the free shipping per quart price down to $4.87 before tax, if applicable. That’s generally cheaper than Honda GN4.

    I love it when the product is advertised as part synthetic or semi synthetic. It could be only 2% synthetic, for all we know. The bottle never seems to state the percentage of synthetic base. It’s just marketing nonsense.

    I can get Valvoline MC oil locally for $3.80/quart but it doesn’t come in 10w-30, just 10w-40 or 10w-50. Some of my machines call for 10w-30 only.

    The Castrol oil is a reasonable deal.

    The DCT and the manual transmission NC700X have the same oil recommendations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    Thanks for the Amazon tip on this. I checked tonight and there is currently a 25% coupon on the 6 quart carton of 10w-30, bringing the free shipping per quart price down to $4.87 before tax, if applicable. Thatís generally cheaper than Honda GN4.

    I love it when the product is advertised as part synthetic or semi synthetic. It could be only 2% synthetic, for all we know. The bottle never seems to state the percentage of synthetic base. Itís just marketing nonsense.

    I can get Valvoline MC oil locally for $3.80/quart but it doesnít come in 10w-30, just 10w-40 or 10w-50. Some of my machines call for 10w-30 only.

    The Castrol oil is a reasonable deal.

    The DCT and the manual transmission NC700X have the same oil recommendations.
    I have a lot of things on my Amazon wishlist so I can see the prices at a glance. I didnít really need oil at the time, but that 25% coupon popped up so I jumped. Oil
    does not spoil like milk so it will be fine in the garage until I need it.
    Iíve bought a lot of things I donít need right away by waiting for the price to drop.
    I recently got an Airhawk seat cushion for 30% off, too.


    JT

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    I am using the 10W40 version of this oil in Arizona (for my 2016 DCT). Bike now feels like shifting gears smoother than before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jt105 View Post
    I have a lot of things on my Amazon wishlist so I can see the prices at a glance. I didn’t really need oil at the time, but that 25% coupon popped up so I jumped. Oil
    does not spoil like milk so it will be fine in the garage until I need it.
    I’ve bought a lot of things I don’t need right away by waiting for the price to drop.
    I recently got an Airhawk seat cushion for 30% off, too.


    JT
    I use the website camelcamelcamel.com to track prices and email me once an item hits my price point. It also graphs the item's price history so you can see the fluctuation. I believe the site gets a 'bump' if you click through it to buy.

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    So.... No more oil threads?

    I wonder if they make chain lube for the NC 700 also.

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    A question was asked about a specific brand/type/weight of oil and it was answered. Mark this down, folks. It may never happen this cleanly again!

    JT

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