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[QUOTE=77Pinto;4165666]Not true.


Just because the dealer(s) that you have been to have techs that you think might know less that average, its un-fair to make the comment you made. I go to two dealers in my area, and the techs know these bikes very well. Maybe its that you think you know more? I will ask one of the techs I know and see if Honda school has a class: "All Honda Motorcycles, less the GoldWing".


Read what I said, I said MOST,
So you have 2 dealers that know something about the Wing WOW, Compared to MOST shops that is rare. Do they normally have more than 1 Wing on the floor if any at all?? Maybe they are just pulling the wool over your eyes. After owning 7 Gold wings and about 300,000 miles I think I know a little about them. Oh yea and I was NEVER left stranded on the side of the road.
We know Honda doesn't make oil or tires or a number other things for that matter, so why are so many people changing the OEM stuff if Honda is best?


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This is just like any other OIL THREAD. With the heat generated by a motorcycle engine (and a GoldWing engine) and the oil being used for the transmission and the clutch, I don't see any advantage to using synthetic oil. Oil should be changed often in "motorcycles" and GoldWings. I'm sure that this is the very same reasoning that your Honda techs used.


I use what my engine, transmission and clutch were developed and tested with, Castrol GTX 10W40!!


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I use synthetic oil in all my motorized toys, except the Gold Wing. When I bought it, it had synthetic oil in it and according to the PO, it's had synthetic in it for many years. I was concerned about valve train noise and asked my mechanic about it. He said the synthetic was causing lifters to malfunction.

Changed to Castrol 10-40 and the motor quieted down enough that I thought I was riding a different bike.

I'm not saying synthetic is bad for Gold Wings, just throwing out there some personal experience.

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I have a 2013 Honda Goldwing 1800GL I use Amsoil 10W40. It runs like a champ!! I use Amsoil because it is the best, much better than Shell. Amsoil has much better wet clutch capability,and has rust inhibitors in it when the bike is sitting. Trust me Amsoil is the best.

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I have a 2013 Honda Goldwing 1800GL I use Amsoil 10W30. It runs like a champ!! I use Amsoil because it is the best, much better than Shell. Amsoil has much better wet clutch capability,and has rust inhibitors in it when the bike is sitting. Trust me Amsoil is the best. I got it from syntheticsplanet.com
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Yep, same ole, same ole, on oil. Even Mr. HD denounced synthetic until, they came up w/one knowing that most HD owners switched to synthetic at about the first change. Same goes for GoldWings, nothing wrong with the right kinds of synthetic in the correct weights.
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I used to "be an Amsoil Dealer", and I know the pressure spiel they push on you.

Blah Blah Blah..... good oil, is good oil.
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Ok I waited to switch to Amsoil Full Synthetic until after the first scheduled oil change. That was I would be assured of the "break in period". Once I put in Amsoil, the bike ran cooler, better gas mileage, and had more power. Plus, I don't have to change it but once a year! So, Amsoil is clearly the better choice!! !!

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Ok I waited to switch to Amsoil Full Synthetic until after the first scheduled oil change. That was I would be assured of the "break in period". Once I put in Amsoil, the bike ran cooler, better gas mileage, and had more power. Plus, I don't have to change it but once a year! So, Amsoil is clearly the better choice!!!!
I know you are trying to sell the stuff and that's fine but I tried it myself and saw no difference in it and conventional oil. In fact my trans shifted smoother with Rotella T5. I'm sure Amsoil is good stuff but it's simply not worth the expense to me and it gets dirty just like any other oil so I will not leave it in my engine that long.

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