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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 2009, 9:41 am
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Just tossed in 4 quarts of Amsoil 10-40 Motorcycle Synthetic Oil from the local Harley customizer shop. Had their gear oil stuff in my old R1100RT rear dirve and it never failed on me in 100,000 miles, unlike some other BMW drives.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 2009, 1:50 pm
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 2009, 2:42 pm
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Thumbs up oils..

Amsoil 20-50w. M/C also Amsoil 75-90 gearlube in finaldrive and tranny. 98' rs. so far, so good !
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 2009, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by rebeltown
Been considering the switch to synthetic just to see if there is any reduction in the BMW 'normal'', 'they all do that', clutch judder and squeal like some posters have seen... Is 9000 miles enough break-in to make the switch? Some suggest go to the Syn blend for a few changes befor going all Synthetic.
I didn't see any change using the BMW Synthetic after the dealer recommended 18,000 miles on my 2007. Finally convinced dealer to change clutch under warranty after 32,000. Much better after that but still almost impossible to launch at anything higher than a fast idle.

Somewhere around 72,000 on same bike I changed to Mobil 1 20/50 synthetic motorcycle oil. Within a few hundred miles my clutch issues were no longer an issue.

On my 2008 I have gone over to Mobil 1 at 6,000 miles

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2009 K1300 GT Magnesium Beige all options, Amazing bike. 110,732 miles... Oops, crashed.
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Someplace I read that if it is nice enough outside to clean your bike, it is nice enough to ride it.
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