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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of oil do you use in your Goldwing

What kind of oil do you use in your Goldwing?
I am asking because the guy I bought my 2009 GW from was using Shell Rotella T oil.
After reading what is on the label of the Rotella T I do not think that was the best oil to use.
It is time to change the oil and I would like to know what kind to buy.
I am not totally sold on the synthetics.
Thanks for any input you may give me.
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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 11:35 AM
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You are fine using the Rotella T in your Goldwing. Lots and lots of riders use that oil and get lots and lots of miles out of their bikes. Most use the Rotella T6 in their bikes which is what I have in mine right now.
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For my $.02.
The owners manual tells you what weight to use for the time of year and what specs it should have.
The only difference for me is, I use synthetic. At this time it is Mobile 1.
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Trucker, I was like you as a newby back in 2006 when I got back into motorcycling on what kind/best oil to put in. We want the right and best right? A lot use the Rotella T you mentioned.
I used Amsoil 10w40 Full Syn a few years but the past 2 years or so have been using Mobile 1 Racing 4T 10w40 Motorcycle Oil Full Syn.
The main thing is to keep it changed. I never go more than 5K miles.

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I just use the Honda oil. First the 10/30 dino and now the full synthetic 10/30.

I think it's probably safe to use the weight and grade oil that the manufacturer recommends, and buying Honda oil online from HDL or WingStuff is pretty simple.

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WHAT WE DO BEFORE ALL THIS STUFF HIT MARKET LOL KEEP IT CHANGED # 1 I USE ROT 6 SYN USED TO USE AMSOIL ALL THE TIME THIS SEEMS TO WORK BETTER (SHIFTING ETC ) IMOP AS FAR AS SYN GOES TRY THE OLD STOVE TOP FRYING PAN TEST SEE WHICH BURNS N SMOKES FASTER NO LOTS THAT JUST CHANGE FILTER IN BETWEEN CAUSE SYN DOESNT BRAKE DONE LIKE REG GOD LUCK N GOOD RIDE
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I use Schaffers simi synthetic 20-50 racing oil. I use there products it in my cars, truck and tractors. They also make a great grease. When we take our annual MC trip of 10 to 11,00 miles, I don't worry about changing oil. As hard as they run race cars and the heat of those engines, this oil doesn't break down. I have complete confedence in there product.

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Mobile 1 syn. 10w40 in engine and Mobile 1 syn 75w90 in final drive.

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Rotella T6 in all my bikes
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