Another oil question

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    Hi All,

    After doing an oil change with mineral 15w40, I read in the manual that our 4th gen takes a semisynthetic oil. (I know, read manual first!)
    Will my engine implode/meltdown or, shock horror, go slower?
    I don't have easy access to bike specific semisynthetic.
    Steve

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    If it is the appropriate grade from a reputable manufacturer - the bike should be fine, all though mineral oil may degrade faster than semi synthetic.
     
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    Thx, I'll sleep better tonight...especially better now the Springboks beat the Lions!

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    avoid any oil that says "energy conserving", not good for bikes.
     
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    At my age I need all the energy I can get

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