I recently changed Shell oil (city ride) to my pulsar NS160. The bike runs smoothly now, looks like low end torque/punch improved a bit. Oil cost me 599 rupees when I purchased.
After thrashing my bike to cruise at 100 km/hr in highway continuously during my last highway ride, I noticed some roughness in engine. Moreover, service interval/due time also arrived. So I approached service center for servicing the bike. But, the service center where I regularly give my bike for servicing, was too busy with other bikes, they were not able to attend my bike for the next few weeks or month so.
So I decided to change oil at least. Let my bike run in new oil until service center guys called me for regular service. So I went to Shell petrol bunk near my home, They showed me two types of oil, City Ride, and Shell Advance. Shell Advance is for racing performance. City Ride oil is for city ride. I am not going to ride above 80 km/hr, so I do not need Shell Advance. I purchased Shell City Ride oil one liter costing 599 rupees.
The staff at petrol pump drained old bajaj oil from my bike and poured new oil.
Then I took the bike to highway and ride at 80 km/hr speed. The roughness of the engine got cleared, and bike becomes butter smooth. My Pulsar NS160 glided smoothly with new oil in highway in moderate speed(80 km/hr).
Now, the problem is lubing bike chain. Chain is lubed during regular service. Now service center is not able to attend my bike, my bike’s chain is dry and dirty. I am doubting whether any road side mechanic will do Chain lubing alone, not full service. Full service, I will do with Service Center once they resume their business.
I am going to enquire with my nearest street mechanic for Chain lubing alone. If they agree, then I will have cleaned and lubed my bike’s chain. Let us see.