I don't believe that Amzoil is an actual ester based oil, PAO (Group 4) at best but more than likely a combination of Group 3 and 4 base oils, not that it isn't a good product.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.
It's REALLY horizontal. If I had to guess, I'd say 0 degrees to horizontal...I don't think it would hold more than a teaspoon without the oil running out.I will still experiment to see how close to horizontal the filter will be before dropping oil...worth a try.
That's a good deal!I came across this sale while browsing on Amazon and ordered a case. Be sure to click on the $10 coupon box.
Two problems with Mobil 1 oils and the liquid cooled GS motor is that Mobil 1 does not make the specified viscosity (5W-40) nor is the oil MA2 certified, the use of Mobil 1 10W40 4T for instance will probably have no adverse effect on the motor but if you are still under warranty it may cause problems with a claim if it should arise, another reason to use an oil with the exact specifications is that they are readily available and some are even very inexpensive.I know this is an old thread but I'm coming up on an oil change on my new to me 2014 GS and I had been using Mobil 1 4t on my Tiger 800XRx. Is this acceptable to use on the R1200GS? I see MA2 as an oil spec and I know the Mobil 1 is MA. Any thoughts?
Concur!My main idea is run a quality oil. Change it and the filter regularly. :smile2:
Same as you: I would always do this if I could do it without spill...... pre-filling an oil filter with oil during an oil change would help .....
True. Startup usually refers to a "cold" startup without the oil at operating temperature....... 90% of engine wear happens at start-up..... .