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got 05 wing need to change oil I bought mobil one is that alright to use manuel says no additives. can anybody tell me the best oil to use?

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welcome to the forum... you will discover we are a friendly group, and will occasionally joke around.... there have been lots of threads on oil changes and brands... and of course, none of us are opinionated (for the record I use mobile one)... but if you want opinions... ask about tyre brands, or, g*d forbide "deer alerts" .....
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thanks haven't changed it yet just got the oil wasn't sure about the additives

book says no additives but the bottle doesn't specify whats in the oil thanks

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Welcome to the Best Goldwing Site on the Internet PJB!

Do a search on oil in the search box at the top of the page and you're going to see more opinions than you'd believe. Twisty tends to go to the technical end of it so check out his postings. The only recommendation I can give about oil is you definitely should use some.

That at least isn't controversial.

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Really? Oil? Oh-oh. WHere do you put it?

Personally, almost bought some Mobile=1 until I saw the price, and besides I ended up not keeping the bike very long. Go for it.

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Mobil 1 is fine PJB. Most of the USA GL1800 owners use it all the time.

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Thanks i guess i'll be useing the good stuff

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Joe, are you refering to mobil 1 motocycle oil or regular off the shelf Mobil1 car oil?I thought the car oil was bad for your clutch? George.

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thanks haven't changed it yet just got the oil wasn't sure about the additives

book says no additives but the bottle doesn't specify whats in the oil thanks
PJB, while the oil container has limited verbiage about it's contents,, if you go to theoil manufacturers web site there will a data sheets on the oil giving most of the important additives & friction modifiers..

A real easy to use (general) guide is to just turn the oil container around & look at the back of the container.. On the back there will be an APIcircle --or "donut"

That API "donut" is divided into three parts. The top half of the circle lists the API service rating, (or performance level). The center of the circle is the oil's viscosity. And the lower half of the circle indicates whether the oil has demonstrated certain energy conserving properties. IF, there is anything written in the bottom of the circle (like "energy conserving") then that ISN'T the oil to use in a wet clutch motorcycle.. As a rule, (energy conserving) oil has Molly or Teflon type additives & those are NOT to used in wet clutch motorcycles..

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Thanks Twisty good info pjb

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