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Old 01-12-2009, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I Purchased a 84 GL 1200A Goldwing last year and I am going to change the oil and antifreeze but I was wondering what is the best oil to put back into it??? Also, do I use regular car antifreeze or do I need something special??

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You need to use a non silicate antifreeze and oil is a hot subject. As long as it's a non energy conserving oil it is OK. Many use diesel oil, some use synthetic and some use motorcycle oil, it's just up to you.
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Davogd430 wrote:
You need to use a non silicate antifreeze and oil is a hot subject. As long as it's a non energy conserving oil it is OK. Many use diesel oil, some use synthetic and some use motorcycle oil, it's just up to you.
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yes that kind of antifreeze...and oil?? much $$you got?
and how nuerotic are you?
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Honda Type 2 car antifreeze is same as bike. Avalible at Hionda car dealership. Just bought a gallon last week. $16.80. Oil is a big can of worms. I prefer motorcycle 4 stroke oil. But that is me.
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Yes the oil is a big can of worms, just be sure itsdesigned for use in a wet clutch system as most dino and synthetic motorcycle oils are. The wrong oil can severly effect the clutch, youdon't want to be doing a clutch change anytime soon.

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lots of members here are reporting good results with delo 400 from wally world. I was using 15 w 40 diesel oil because of the high detergent level.
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Until you become more knowledgeable I would stick with a 10-40 motorcycle oil and the Honda Antifreeze. That's what these bikes came out with.

One can always experiment with oil at a later date. A lot of hipe on types of oil but you can't go wrong with following manufacture's recommendations.
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I use bmw or mercedez antifreeze. Will back up the diesel oil part. They are good at cleaning engines particually if the PO was not that good at changes. If you change yours and it goes black in 1000 miles then get some diesel oil and this will clean her insides up nicely. I use the colour of the oils on my changes to give an indication of whats going on, similar to plug colour. If oil is black on mine at change something is wrong. I change every 2500 miles oil and filter.
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Use a good 4 stroke motorcycle oil such as Valvoline which has superior wet clutch protection. I currently have Valvoline 10W-40 in my '83 Interstate. The Honda Type 2 silicate free antifreeze is prediluted and ready to use and is cheaper to buy it by the gallon at your local Honda auto dealer than at your local motorcycle shop where it is sold by the quart.
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