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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2008, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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goldwing oil changes

just bought a 2008 dark red metallic goldwing. the last wing i owned was a 1987. i was wondering how often you change the oil in the new 1800 wing. do you change it more often being triked out because of a heavier load the trike puts on the engine then a two wheeler? i will be getting my wing home soon and will be triking it out if i ever make my mine up on which trike i want. i will be riding a csc soon then i hope to make up my mine. decisions decisions decisions. my head hurts.
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I change mine once a year if it is a slow year; 15 K or so, and twice if it is a busy year; 30+ K. The book says 8 K intervals with Dino! Synthetic will yield at a minimum half that again, or around 12 K. (That is my thinking) I use Mobile 1 Extended 15/50 Synthetic, and don't even think about changing until at least 15 K.

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Re: goldwing oil changes

IMHO and you will get thirty five other opinions....change oil and filter @ 600 miles and again at 4K with dino oil. After that, change depending on the type of oil. I use synthetic Mobil 1 15w-50 and change every 6 to 8K depending on when I get to it. Change more often? I don't, and some here run 15K with Mobil 1. (my friend, George Patrick) I don't feel comfortable with 15K, but that is just me. I buy Honda filters from Hal by the case (10 filters) and split with another GW buddy.

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Re: goldwing oil changes

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just bought a 2008 dark red metallic goldwing. the last wing i owned was a 1987. i was wondering how often you change the oil in the new 1800 wing. do you change it more often being triked out because of a heavier load the trike puts on the engine then a two wheeler? i will be getting my wing home soon and will be triking it out if i ever make my mine up on which trike i want. i will be riding a csc soon then i hope to make up my mine. decisions decisions decisions. my head hurts.
I suggest you change it whenever it feels good to you. The engine does not seem to know the difference. They run for those that change oil every 5 years just as well as it does for those that change it every 2K miles. Personally, I use synthetic non-energy conserving and change it and the filter every 5k miles, just because the oil starts to get a little dirty about then - not because of any other reason.

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Re: goldwing oil changes

My 06 Owner's Manual says that the oil should be changed at 4,000 miles then every 8,000 after that. I use Mobil 1 motorcycle oil and change it at and the filter at 6,000 miles.

I have a DFT conversion and would highly recommend that you include it in your decision making process, I also highly recommend that you look "under" the hood at the suspension before you place your order. If you have a friend who is an engineer have him/her analyze the suspension system with you.

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