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Well any blow by has stopped on its own ... I changed oil last week and put a " cheap" mineral ( dino) in just to sort of flush engine as I was concerned maybe I'd screwed the remaining oil by overheating or something .. Was going to give it a couple of hundred mile then change oil and filter using my " good" oil..

Anyway bike ran quieter and roughly same temp after rides in similar ambient temps and not a drop of oil anywhere .. Changed oil and filter for my good oil yesterday and went for a ride I'm sure it's noisier ..

"Cheap oil" Valvotech ( not sure where this is available)

" dear" oil , valvolene V twin

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Interesting....

The Valvoline, mineral or synthetic?
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Valvolene states mineral based ... Can't find much info on it .. That cost me £27 for 4L the cheaper was £13 for 4.5L ...

I'm going to give it a few hundred mile like the cheaper stuff and see if it returns .. I noticed the difference in noise straight away but this may just be because it was new but it's stayed quieter especially top end ticking ...
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My top end ticking disappeared after i started using Castrol 1 20/50.
An unintended bonus!
I noticed it gone straight away, but thought maybe it was because is was just new oil, but 2k later all is still well.
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