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    I have a 2010 Goldwing and am wondering what the best oil and filter to use. Any suggestions

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    use the honda oil & filter. I've gotten over 400,000 miles on two wings with no problems whatsover on either bike. I also never used the synthic oil. I changed the oil & filter every 4,000 miles. It's not worth trying to save a buck.

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    Oh boy, here we go... The can of worms has been opened...

    I'll start.. I use Honda synthetic blend 10w40 and Honda filters. Change oil every 5k miles, which is sooner than recommended interval from Mother Honda...
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    Follow whats recommended in your owners manual. The engineers at Honda are pretty smart. I bet you've never had a problem with the oil you use in your car and you didn't have to ask strangers on the internet for advice.

    There is one rule which is stated in your owners manual. Don't use Energy Conserving Oil.

    Personally, I use Mobile 1 and a Wal-Mart filter. Change my oil every 10,000 miles and have never had an issue.

    Opinions are will vary wildly. Pick a brand, change it regularly and you'll have years of good service.
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    Follow the owners manual. At least until the warranty runs out. Then you can run at least twice the recommended mileage using synthetic!
    WalMart filters for me also

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    Shell Rotella 15W-40 and Wal-Mart ST6607 filter!


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    im sure the next question will be how much. as i have said before gl1000 4 qts gl1100 4 qts gl1200 4 qts gl1500 4 qts gl1800 4 qts. im sensing a pattern. and i bet you could count on one hand the number of oil related failures, other than lack of on all wings. dont sweat it the big girls are fairly easy going on flavors of oil. just keep some in them and they will remain happy for many miles

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    Wheres Tim the Amsoil guru when you need him
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    Quote Originally Posted by garcoal View Post
    im sure the next question will be how much. as i have said before gl1000 4 qts gl1100 4 qts gl1200 4 qts gl1500 4 qts gl1800 4 qts. im sensing a pattern. and i bet you could count on one hand the number of oil related failures, other than lack of on all wings. dont sweat it the big girls are fairly easy going on flavors of oil. just keep some in them and they will remain happy for many miles

    4 quarts is what I put in.
    it gets it to the full mark everytime. Only Honda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batess6 View Post
    4 quarts is what I put in.
    it gets it to the full mark everytime. Only Honda.
    Can you run it twice as far between changes?
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    Bartman,
    The mobile one you use is it regular mobile one or something for motorcycles specifically? Thanks for your help.
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    Any oil, any filter - they're all good.

    PS Do you own a car? What determines what oil and filter you use in it?
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    Honda filter any brand of oil will do.


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    OEM Filter
    Motorcycle Specific Oil
    See manual for velocity
    3.9 Qts


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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Bump View Post
    Bartman,
    The mobile one you use is it regular mobile one or something for motorcycles specifically? Thanks for your help.
    Regular Mobil 1 from Wal Mart.
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    Some folks highly recommend Amsoil (made by Amway ??) and only the most expensive filters available.
    Is it really true that the yellow ones are faster, get better mileage, etc, etc, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butch royse View Post
    use the honda oil & filter. I've gotten over 400,000 miles on two wings with no problems whatsover on either bike. I also never used the synthic oil. I changed the oil & filter every 4,000 miles. It's not worth trying to save a buck.
    ... if it helps, look at post #29 on the link below.

    http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=284770

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingleader09 View Post
    Shell Rotella 15W-40 and Wal-Mart ST6607 filter!
    Did a couple of changes so far with this, after being on sythetic Mobil 1 for 40k...so far, no issues. Agree on the on this combination, simple, cheap and readily available.

    Chage at about the 6k to 8k range (so not into being anal retentive on this...) and life is good.

    This means, I change oil about 2x year, riding ~12k annually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laen View Post
    OEM Filter
    Motorcycle Specific Oil
    See manual for velocity
    3.9 Qts


    I like my oil about 3000 ft/sec. LMAO, sorry just couldn't resist.

    My personal is Rotella. 15W-40 or 5W-40 Synthetic and the Supertech 7317.

    Any non energy conserving oil in a 10W-30 or 10W-40 ish weight and a good filter will do. If OEM floats your boat, go for it.

    Now, to make it a proper rant, the crush washer must be reused if you don't have a new old one. Oh and don't even think of putting it in up side down. LMAO
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    I don't profess to be a petroleum engineer, but I asked one a number of years ago as to what was the "best" oil. He said, "Oil is oil as long as it's new, it's the additives that make a difference. The better oil has additives to clean and keep the particles in suspension so the filter can take them out." I was also told about a project where they ran an engine at the RPM equivalent of 70MPH for 200K miles, only stopping to change the synthetic oil. After tearing the engine down he said the wear was virtually unmeasurable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1Dragonheart View Post
    I was also told about a project where they ran an engine at the RPM equivalent of 70MPH for 200K miles, only stopping to change the synthetic oil. After tearing the engine down he said the wear was virtually unmeasurable.
    I am curious as to just how often that they changed the oil. If the oil was changed the equivalent of every 5,000 miles then that would not be near as impressive as if they changed it every 50,000 miles.

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    you will get a diffrent opinion from everone that posts to this thread...


    That said, read the owners manual for Honda's recomedations.


    I put Shell Rotela T-6 in my bike. four quarts, I just empty the entire jug....


    I use a Purolater PureOne filter.
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    It has been a while since we have had one of these threads...I kinda miss them. For the entertainment value, if nothing else.
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    For a motorcycle with a wet clutch USE A MOTORCYCLE SPECIFIC OIL.

    Personally, I am using AMZOIL Motorcycle FULL SYNTHETIC and changing once a year or every 15000 miles.

    Amzoil is NOT MADE/MARKETED BY Amway! to answer the query sort of asked in a previous post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotJO View Post
    For a motorcycle with a wet clutch USE A MOTORCYCLE SPECIFIC OIL.

    Personally, I am using AMZOIL Motorcycle FULL SYNTHETIC and changing once a year or every 15000 miles.

    Amzoil is NOT MADE/MARKETED BY Amway! to answer the query sort of asked in a previous post!
    Is not spelled with a "Z". You could go 15k on an OCI on this bike with several other quality synthetics as well.
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    What would the Engineers that created the 1800 know about what oil and filter that it requires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by montero1 View Post
    Is not spelled with a "Z". You could go 15k on an OCI on this bike with several other quality synthetics as well.
    yep, I know the spelling... I am a dealer, but I wasn't pushing that part!
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    Suggestion (JMO):

    - Honda OEM oil filter
    - 4 qts. Honda (Idemitsu) 10W-30 full-synthetic every 8k, as manual
    recommends


    Quote Originally Posted by gwj25 View Post
    I have a 2010 Goldwing and am wondering what the best oil and filter to use. Any suggestions

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    I kinda like the slick kind of oil. I have found that works the best.

    Round filters seem to work best also.

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    Once again... Kit is on the mark! Can't go wrong with that advice...

    Quote Originally Posted by #1Dragonheart View Post
    I don't profess to be a petroleum engineer, but I asked one a number of years ago.....
    Hey, I'm not a petroleum engineer either, but I slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night and:

    I use OEM Honda filter.... I buy them from HAL and it's what my wrench fits... I use Honda 10-30 dino oil... but, have used Pennzoil 10-40 dino oil, just because I like the yellow bottle... it matters not... no one can point to an engine failure or damage due to filter or oil, no matter what was used as long as it was within recommended specs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Klavans View Post
    Suggestion (JMO):

    - Honda OEM oil filter
    - 4 qts. Honda (Idemitsu) 10W-30 full-synthetic every 8k, as manual
    recommends
    FULL synthetic is RECOMMENDED in the manual? I don't recall that...

    ...forget to replace the crush washer and, holy cow, don't EVEN show your face on this board again.........................
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