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    I don't either Ben. I hope it didn't apear that way.
    I was just finishing my answer to your earlier question. I was suprised to see that Shell actually went to the trouble and expense to get Tripple T certified, but I didn't know that when I offered the first response.

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    After tons of reading and looking at studies I chose AmOil hands down with Mobile Pure One Oil Filters. Like everyone says, everyone has an opinion but take some time to read the differences between synthetic oils so you can make an educated decision.

    Just dont for get to change the crush washer or your wing may explode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trucker View Post
    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.
    I have not got to my first oil change on my 2012 but my 94 had 151,000 miles on it and was getting impossible to get into 4th gear without grinding. It was suggested that I use Amsoil which I did and now the bike never grinds going into 4th. It worked for me in the past so I think I will stick with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judgedredd331 View Post
    After tons of reading and looking at studies I chose AmOil hands down with Mobile Pure One Oil Filters. Like everyone says, everyone has an opinion but take some time to read the differences between synthetic oils so you can make an educated decision.

    Just dont for get to change the crush washer or your wing may explode.
    Did your reading include the Honda Owners' manual? Some of us find engine manufacturers' recommendations useful.

    The spin-on oil filter marketed by Mobil is identical internally to others supplied by the same manufacturer.
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    Did your reading include the Honda Owners' manual? Some of us find engine manufacturers' recommendations useful.

    The spin-on oil filter marketed by Mobil is identical internally to others supplied by the same manufacturer.
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    The very best oil is Rotella because that is what I use and I use only the best. Nuf said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by judgedredd331 View Post
    Owners manual? Motorbikes come with pesky owners manuals?"
    Yup. Some prefer comic books and the National Inquirer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamadave View Post
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    Ray, love that pic, where was that taken at?
    I was admiring that picture too. Great lighting, contrast, nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcmetal View Post
    I was admiring that picture too. Great lighting, contrast, nice.
    this pic? it was taken from the far oklahoma end of talimena drive. you can see the cuts on the hilltops of where the road goes all the way in the distance.
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    Wow I am glad I am making plans to go on that ride, have wanted to for a while. Hope I can take that pic also

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    I use Amsoil Full Synthetic 10W-30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trucker View Post
    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.
    I have been using Rotella T6 for a few years now No problems

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    Truly amazing how all these oil myths get started, mostly by the maNufactures that have the most to gain from it! There are very few oils on Walmarts shelf that will cause clutch slippage in a modern well maintained wing, those are the facts. Yes I would stay away from the ow20 and 5w2o and thirty oils, most everything else changed regularly synthetic or conventional will have your great grandchildren riding your wing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by briandca View Post
    I have been using Rotella T6 for a few years now No problems
    You,me and about 5 million other Wing Riders.
    My only regret in life was not buying shares in Amsoil.Sooo many people drink the Koolaid I'd be able to retire early if I had.
    If Id've known it would've lasted this long Id've taken better care of it(not talkin about the Wing)
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    Any good quality MC or car oil in a 10/40 grade

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldwing fan View Post
    Any good quality MC or car oil in a 10/40 grade
    As long as it's not "energy conserving" or contain Moly. Best oils contain JASO certification of MA, M1, or M2 (latest version). These oils are designed to aid the clutch and transmissions which standard automotive oils do not have to contend with. IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhgoldwing View Post
    As long as it's not "energy conserving" or contain Moly. Best oils contain JASO certification of MA, M1, or M2 (latest version). These oils are designed to aid the clutch and transmissions which standard automotive oils do not have to contend with. IMO.

    Not bad. A 2 1/2 year thread comes to life.
    Yes you are right at the moment most but not all 10/40 car oils don't have friction modifiers in them

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    10w30, any brand as long as it has SAE stamp on it, I'm good to go.

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