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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!! !!

Been there, done that stuff....
it will not run cooler. the temperature of the engine is controlled by a thermostat.

Better Gas Mileage? doubtful....
I have a spreadsheet that covers over 4,000 miles, and every trip I took, the mileage was different on each tank of gas.

there is simply no way to Scientifically prove that a motorcycle is going to do better on a differnet grade of oil.... there are too many variables in each trip.

The Better Choice? Only in your own mind.... Amsoil does not have any special blends that are not also met by the other oil companies.

Like I said above, I was once an Amsoil Dealer. And I know the spiel they push...

You will NOT be allowed to talk about the performance of Amsoil on this forum again... you are a dealer, and that is a commercial for a product.

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Been there, done that stuff....
it will not run cooler. the temperature of the engine is controlled by a thermostat.

Better Gas Mileage? doubtful....
I have a spreadsheet that covers over 4,000 miles, and every trip I took, the mileage was different on each tank of gas.

there is simply no way to Scientifically prove that a motorcycle is going to do better on a differnet grade of oil.... there are too many variables in each trip.

The Better Choice? Only in your own mind.... Amsoil does not have any special blends that are not also met by the other oil companies.

Like I said above, I was once an Amsoil Dealer. And I know the spiel they push...

You will NOT be allowed to talk about the performance of Amsoil on this forum again... you are a dealer, and that is a commercial for a product.

'nuff said...

Contact an administrator, send them a check, and become a Paid Sponsor.
Then you can have your own Sub-Forum and advertise all you want.

but until that happens, you cannot advertise on this forum, period.

and you will note, your Avatar advertising that product vaporized and changed into a GL1800.... I like yellow, so it is a yellow 1800.

Just when I was starting to enjoy the pitch John.

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Thanks to everyone who replied with some great info. I will attempt to educate my dealership guy and explain to him that synthetic is ok on the goldwing.

I ended up going with this:



It's a kit made for the goldwing, comes with everything I need and is the Honda oil the bike recommends in a synthetic variant.
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Yeah, I got the same kit. I liked it and it even has the washer.... What do you folks think...should the washer be changed every time?? (BUAHAHAHA.....).
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I'm gonna use Motul... because it's red, French, smells funny, costs more, and comes in liters instead of quarts.




I love it when an Amsoil Dealer shows up and starts to shove their spiel down our throats...

As I mentioned, I have gone through their Indocrination Course.... by the time you finish up that thing, you will think that AmsOil is God...


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Yeah, I got the same kit. I liked it and it even has the washer.... What do you folks think...should the washer be changed every time?? (BUAHAHAHA.....).
It is suggested to change it every time, I do because I have lots of them. If it will slip off the plug easily it's fine to re-use though.
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I always changed the crush washer with every oil change on my 1500. I look at it as once it is used it may no longer be any good, one time use only.


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I always changed the crush washer with every oil change on my 1500. I look at it as once it is used it may no longer be any good, one time use only.

I feel the same way, I like for the 'torque crush' to be the same each time.

they are cheap, why cheap out and take a chance?

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Been there, done that stuff....
it will not run cooler. the temperature of the engine is controlled by a thermostat.

Better Gas Mileage? doubtful....
I have a spreadsheet that covers over 4,000 miles, and every trip I took, the mileage was different on each tank of gas.

there is simply no way to Scientifically prove that a motorcycle is going to do better on a differnet grade of oil.... there are too many variables in each trip.

The Better Choice? Only in your own mind.... Amsoil does not have any special blends that are not also met by the other oil companies.

Like I said above, I was once an Amsoil Dealer. And I know the spiel they push...

You will NOT be allowed to talk about the performance of Amsoil on this forum again... you are a dealer, and that is a commercial for a product.

'nuff said...

Contact an administrator, send them a check, and become a Paid Sponsor.
Then you can have your own Sub-Forum and advertise all you want.

but until that happens, you cannot advertise on this forum, period.

and you will note, your Avatar advertising that product vaporized and changed into a GL1800.... I like yellow, so it is a yellow 1800.
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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.

I have used Rotella in my other bikes, but found that Amsoil gives me much better shifts, runs cooler, and has rust and corrosion protection. Rotella and Mobil 1 do not have rust or corrosion protection. I have left in my engine 3 times what Honda states the oil should be change. I took a sample of the oil, and had it tested. The oil came back still good, 45% effective. So that is why I use Amsoil.
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