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post #81 of 85 (permalink) Old 26-Jul-2017, 09:02 AM (585)
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Is anyone using Amsoil and if so what weight. My bike is a 2005 with 30k on the odometer. I used Mobil 1 synthetic on my last change. Just got back from a 2000 mile trip and want to do the maintenance.

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I have used Amsoil in all my bikes for the last 13 years with no problem. For an ester based synthetic, it's a great deal. For the Gs I stick to 10000km intervals.
For me the coolest part about Amsoil is the retail store right near where I live. In reality I use the BMW Advantec in my BMW motorcycles - because the dealer does the servicing on my two boxers. Other bikes I have get Amsoil.
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post #83 of 85 (permalink) Old 26-Jul-2017, 02:43 PM (821)
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Is anyone using Amsoil and if so what weight. My bike is a 2005 with 30k on the odometer. I used Mobil 1 synthetic on my last change. Just got back from a 2000 mile trip and want to do the maintenance.
Mobil 1 is probably about as good an oil as you need, one misconception is that Amsoil is PAO or Ester based and it's not although they certainly try and insinuate it is.
In my opinion if you are using a Group 3 oil which is what Mobil 1 and Amsoil is it probably doesn't much matter which one you go with, if you want the best synthetic oil look for an Ester based (Group 5) oil, Bel-Ray EXS and Revenol Ester are probably the best for the money and easiest to find on Amazon.
I would use SAE 15W-50 or 20W-50 in the summer in my hexhead.
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Hey all, first post here.

I'd just like to run an old question of mine by the forum. If the main reason for motorcycle-specific oil is because it is most of the time shared by engine/gearbox/wet-clutch then is there any particular reason why I should spend twice the amount on moto oil considering that my 2009 1200GS doesnt share engine oil with any other part of the bike? Since its a hot summer, I'm basically debating using a "moto" 20W50 vs a regular 20W50 (half the price).

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post #85 of 85 (permalink) Old 13-Jul-2019, 04:08 PM (880)
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Concur!

Love reading Oil threads..always entertaining, and sometimes, even informative!

I just changed the oil out on my 15 R1200GSW. Had to phone around to find some. After describing what I needed to one "helpful" autoparts store person, he found what I was looking for.

He said they had Shell Rotella T4 for diesel engines! The person on the phone stated....it'll work...I put it in my bike!!

Umm...no thanks. I ordered what I needed from my local MC shop.
Ok old thread....Ive used rotella "diseal" oil in my goldwings since the early ninetys..
I wont go anywhere else for oil for my Beeee MA! The synthetic of course...Ha!
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