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will this oil work?

Found a can of Bardahl in my dads garage. Think this will work in my shadow? lolClick image for larger version

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Sure it says motorcycle!!!


Just curious what does it show for weight/viscosity?

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Now to locate a retro "spear spout" to make the pic complete!

If it jams, force it. If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.
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Just curious what does it show for weight/viscosity?
Uummmmmm it say 4 stroke, what more would someone need to know? This is all thats on the can. The other side is in french because it was sold in canadaClick image for larger version

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I would keep it just as it is and take it to an antique sale and maybe someone will pay $20.00 for it.
Unopened cans of oil make Frank Fritz on American Pickers go crazy.

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The weight may be stamped on the can top?




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Should it be "conventional" motorcycle oil, it'll have a high zinc content which, I've read, damages catalytic converters.

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The weight may be stamped on the can top?
Good call! I found it, top is rusty so I scuffed the stamp up a bit. Think the 82 is the date? if so this can is exactly the same age as me. lolClick image for larger version

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That age would go along with it being an early metric can of oil.
We normally only saw the Bardahl additives, I can't remember seeing the oil here in Ontario, but then again that would have been in some of my hazy days.
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Always remember: zinc additives with conventional motorcycle oils.

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