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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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What weight engine oil do you use in your Wing?

Manual says 10W-30 - do you run 10W-40 and if so why? I would think the thicker oil might be better for shifting and if you live in a really hot climate. What oil comes from the factory - 10W30 Honda dyno oil I imagine? I read awhile back and don't have the article that Honda oils tested very poorly for quality and I found that interesting. I will most likely go with Mobil1 Motorcycle oil 10W40 (run it in my Valkyrie and have had good luck)


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Oh my,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,opc orn:

Use what you want. the owners manual in my 08 says 10-30 OR 10-40, some vary but use what it says (or close). Change it every 8K ish and enjoy the bike.

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Mobil 1 Full Synthetic

I use Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Motorcycle racing 4T oil, 10W-40. Currently on sale at Advance Auto Parts for $7.99 qt. Buy online and pickup in store, get 20% off. http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...campaign=mobil 1 oil filter&utm_content=broad

Edit: appears the 20% off does not apply to the oil sale price, but does apply for filters, etc. Code P20.

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10W-50 Moto, wet clutch specific group V synthetic ....

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Honda full-synth (10W-30) is blended by Idemitsu in Indiana; the Mazda (rotary) racing team in Japan was very impressed by it for NO wear on the rotary race engines after tons of abuse. Almost the same exact oil, less the moly content. Works great in MY GL1800.

Honda now recommends 10W-30 for most temp ranges.

Any quality motorcycle-specific (non energy/resource conserving) oil that meets the specs in the owners manual will work just fine.
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[h=1]SuperTech Full Synthetic 10W30 from Wal-Mart along with a SuperTech filter.[/h]

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I use 10-40. Seems to work pretty good for me.
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Originally Posted by ssncob View Post
I use Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Motorcycle racing 4T oil, 10W-40.....

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