Valvoline VR1 - The Oil We Run
When it comes down to oil everyone has there own brand that they are accustomed too.
Oil is a touchy subject but today I wanted to inform my readers and enthusiasts the type of oil that we run in our bikes as we receive a lot of questions revolving around oil type.
To keep this post short and to the point we have used many brands and types of oil but we have found one major brand of oil that gets the job done right.
The oil that we use today in our own vintage British bikes is called Valvoine VR1 racing oil which is a perfect compliment for racing and stock engines that feature flat tappet camshafts, push rods without catalytic converters.
Zinc and phosphor are anti wear additives formulated in Valvoine VR1 to prevent premature wear within the engine which is exactly what these old vintage British motorcycles need.
|Valvoline VR1||Racing Oil (conventional)||Zinc (1300 PPM)||$6.99 - $32.00|
-Some auto parts store do not carry Valvoline VR1 oil. I went to a local Pepboys and they stated to me that they where going to stop carrying that line of oil.
For a more detailed and in-depth information about Valvoline VR1 oil please check out this link here.
Give it a try
The next time your vintage British bike needs to be serviced, check out Valvoline VR1 racing oil and give it a try- it's affordable and with its high zinc additive your engine will always be protected.
I hope you all enjoyed this quick post of the type of oil we use in our vintage Triumph, BSA and Norton motorcycles here at our shop.
For more information please feel free to shoot us an email or drop us a line.
Thanks reading - ride safe!