Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
BMW changed the oil recommendation for the bike you have about one year ago. They now recommend BMW 5W40 Super Synthetic. My understanding is that it's really good dino oil, not true synthetic, and the only thing super about it is the price at about 17 dollars per quart. Just changed mine today after 6k miles it did not burn a drop, and barely any metal particles on the magnet in the drain plug.
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2003 R1150RT Titan Silver
2008 K1200GT Dark Graphite