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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 2009, 7:03 pm Thread Starter
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So, the new recommended oil for my 6K service was 5W40 full synthetic. I guess BMW came out with a service bulletin a month or so ago recommending this oil. At 16 bucks a quart I may have to shop for Castrol or Repsol.

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 2009, 7:16 pm
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I use Amsoil 20W-50 Synthetic motorcycle oil. At $7.00 a quart and it works great. No more clutch shutter or noise. FWIW

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Thanks for the input. I wonder why they went to 5W40? I'll check out the Amsoil site.

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Thanks for the input. I wonder why they went to 5W40? I'll check out the Amsoil site.
'Cause it's easier (and cheaper) for them to make you buy their $16-$50 quart Mystery Oil than for them to replace your clutch plates with ones that should have been designed for the bike to begin with?



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Good point. I think I'll be using my own mystery oil at a little less cost!

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I've used Amsoil products in my Vrod and old R1100RT for several years. I know as a fact it measurably decreased the oil temperature in my VRod (I have a temp dipstick plus the fans come on less often). Also smoothed out the shifting a little on both bikes. I use an Amsoil distributor who is a motorcyclist, ships fast and discounts the oil, filters, etc. if anyone is interested: [email protected] (I have no connection to him).
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Thanks for the input. I wonder why they went to 5W40?
Because they can charge $16/qt for it???

I like the stuff that keeps BMW supplied in the US, Spectro.
http://www.spectro-oils.com/products/4stroke.asp

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I use Mobil 1, 10w40 full synthetic. 5 liter jug for 22.00 at Walmart. The clutch is smoother. And I feel better about running it to redline with the synthetic oil.
Change it every 3 to 4 thousand miles, cheap insurance.

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I like the stuff that keeps BMW supplied in the US, Spectro.
http://www.spectro-oils.com/products/4stroke.asp

Where did you read this???

Just curious.

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