Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Nibley, Utah, USA
Any high-quality synthetic, preferably a motorcycle oil. I've used BMW synth, Mobil One (but have moved away from this, there are questions about the additive packages in the SJ oils not being adequate for MC use), and Honda synthetic. A lot depends upon how frequently you want to change oil and how you use the bike. I tend to put on miles in large chunks, not daily commuting, so will typically run my oil 6k between changes. There have been times out on the road for days at a time, where I've had the oil dropped at 5k or so but not changed the filter until I get home and did the next service at 10k or so. One big advantage to the Honda synth is that it's widely available, there are a lot more Honda dealers around than BMW dealers. Just remember that oil, and *high-quality BMW filters*, are the cheapest part of bike maintenance no matter what they cost. If you want to save money on maintenance oil/filters is not the place to do it IMHO.