Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
I've used four different oils in mY 08 K1200GT: the stock BMW/Castrol (Overpriced) that it came with, Mobil 1 Synthetic, Liqui-Moly Syn from Beemerboneyard (German), and now Shell Rotella 5w-40 T6 Syn. from Walmart for really cheap (like $24/gallon)!
I have never noticed any difference in shifting and the annoying squeal/sqwark noise when releasing clutch from stop has alway been there. The fact seems to be that these clutch/shifter/transmission designs are just like shifting a tractor. Clunky and embarrassing. Yes, you can screw with double clutching and preloading, but really?
2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat
2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories
1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project
Last edited by lhendrick; May 13th, 2017 at 12:12 pm.