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I have been on so many sites, i cant remember where i saw it. I am going to change my oil and rear end oil with amzoil. I need to know what to ask for when i order it, does anyone know. I live down south in San Antonio, Texas. I just got back from a ride and its 39 degrees outside. Thanks
 

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I have been on so many sites, i cant remember where i saw it. I am going to change my oil and rear end oil with amzoil. I need to know what to ask for when i order it, does anyone know. I live down south in San Antonio, Texas. I just got back from a ride and its 39 degrees outside. Thanks
When you go to the bike shop or the online store, or local small Amsoil dealer , ask for motorcycle specific amsoil, you now have two choices versus the one you used to have , you now have 10/30 and 10/40.

The gear oils is so noted as 80/90 or 80/140 hypoid gear lube, either or , and all are fine.

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I have Amsoil 10/40 in my 1800 now thinking I would give it a try to see if it would reduce any noise or make it shift better or any other benefits and other than maybe shifting a little bit better I can't tell any difference. At over $40 a gallon I don't think I can justify continuing to use it even though I plan to run it twice as long before changing it. A Honda engine will last indefinitely on regular oil if changed regularly so I intend to go back to Rotella at the next change.
 

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I have came to that conclusion also. I just put Mobil One motorcycle specific 4T in my bike. It is good, it shifts well, but also does Delo 400. I have never believed you can run synthetic any longer than any other oil. So I will also be returning to Delo 400. I cannot justify the cost of this fancy stuff. After all it is regular oil changes and maintenance that is the key to any engines life. No matter what kind of oil is used the motor will outlast me. So back to Delo. This other stuff has just really gotten way too high. Tends to insult my intelligence, what little of it I have. :) Kit
 

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just keep in mind that it has to meet warranty spec's!

as far as oil goes, there is really good oils being produced that will allow extended mileage without fear of break down but all oil gets dirty. it gets acids & carbon built up in it just like a cheaper oil would. Although it's a good thing to have high quality oil in the engine, I don't keep it there too long because the build up of acids etc can harm bearing surfaces as well as other parts. during this time, your oil filter is also slowly plugging up with contaminates as well.

Thats why I change mine often.
 

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If you want to put the good stuff in and still save money. Do what the diesel trucks do. After about 4 or 5 thousand. Change the filter only and top off the oil. That way your oil will keep getting filtered and you wont have to change the oil every time. That means change the oil every 8 to 10 along with a new filter.
 

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hi i run a gl1500 wing 1999 model and i have run it on amsoil for years with no problems i get smoother shifting and longer oil life plus it seems to run cooler in those hot days here in manitoba.i also use amsoil in the rear end and it also seems ok
 

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I too have found the Mobil 1 motorcycle oil too expensive and have gone back to a conventional 10-40 motorcycle oil. No doubt its good stuff but not worth $12.99 a liter verses $4.00 for the regular m/c stuff. I'm a low mileage dirver and change oil & filter regularly.

I did find that the bike shifted somewhat better but did notice when the bike got real warm ( parade mode around town ) that the clutch/transmission combo didn't work as free. I attribute it to the clutch plates swelling/binding.

These older engines ran for ever on conventional oil with reasonable attention to oil changes etc.
 

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Hi I have just become a member of the goldwing furom.

My name is Alex and I have 1990 goldwing 1500.which is with me for last 8 years.Since I have owened this bike I have been useing Aimsoil 10w40.and I am plaesed to say that this oil has been really good in hotand cold weather.

I don't ride too much in cold washetr because I live in Toronto Canada,but I do ride till the weather permits.

I am planning to ride cross country in the summer of 2009.

P.s my gold wing has 12700.km on the clock

Hope to hear from other members

Alex Malik
 

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The Benefits of Synthetics is they really keep the insides clean.Amsoil is great for reduced friction and heat from friction.Chevron Delo is probably the best mineral oil.

I saw a 1981 Volvo with 608,000 on the clock.The owner never had the head off and used Amsoil in the drive train since 2nd oil change..He pulled the filler cap off and i was amazed how clean and varnish free it was.he said it burned a quart every 4000 miles.The shocker was that he changed it at 30,000 mile intervals.That sold me!
I use it in the Wing now since august 2007.
Its getting expensive for sure,but what isnt?

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The Volvo probably had a centrifugal oil filter. Nifty little devices. I'm looking at putting one on my Dodge Cummins. I recommend oil analysis to anyone wanting to get that many miles out of one change of oil.

I am currently rnning RotellaT Synthetic in my Kawasaki Concours. No problems, the clutch is starting to slip but its got over 50,000 miles on it and I beat on it quite a bit. I have it in my truck tooand seems to get circulating much quicker on start up, which is very good for bearing life.
 

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I just got back from Pineville, North Carolina. We picked up a cheap 08 brand new gold wing from the Honda dealer. I bought amsoil right off the shelf. The dealer puts it in on request and does not void any warranties. Putting it in Jan 2009 in my 08 gold wing that has 7,000 miles on it. Will let you know
 

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Wild Turkey wrote:
If you want to put the good stuff in and still save money. Do what the diesel trucks do. After about 4 or 5 thousand. Change the filter only and top off the oil. That way your oil will keep getting filtered and you wont have to change the oil every time. That means change the oil every 8 to 10 along with a new filter.
The diesel trucks manage to do that by installing Bypass oil filters that filter down in the small micron range, typically less than 5 microns. That is the secret to their extended oil changes.

The same would work on a Goldwing, but we just don't have the spare room to fit a bypass oil filter on it. Hence the need to change the oil totally every few thousand miles.

The acids still need to come out, the OEM filter will not trap it all.
 

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I just got back from Pineville, North Carolina. We picked up a cheap 08 brand new gold wing from the Honda dealer. I bought amsoil right off the shelf. The dealer puts it in on request and does not void any warranties. Putting it in Jan 2009 in my 08 gold wing that has 7,000 miles on it. Will let you know
You may be more knowledgable about this then me , but I was told not to use synthetic oil on new engines. It won't allow the rings to seat properly. Id put 20 or 30 thousand on her first.
 

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anyone know if LUCAS makes a gear oil?
Got a bottle of it sitting in the garage, bought it the other day at Auto Zone or one of those places. Napa has it too.

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There are no dangers to any motorcycle or automotive engine with the use of synthetic oils. Most all new cars now come right from the factory with synthetic oil in the engine.

There is some justification with high rpm or rotary aircraft engines and other very high compression engines to use Dino oil in them to allow the engines to break in and things to seat properly .

However with modern automobiles and motorcycles I do not really know of any hazards to the use of synthetic oils except to your wallet. It is quite expensive and as the oil has to be changed to get rid of the impurities that the oil picks up, on a regular basis, I have seen no advantage to it. I myself have returned to the use of Delo. I tried synthetics for a while, found that the shifter still tells me when to change the oil, and it is always about 5000 miles or so, no matter if I use Delo or syn.

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Kit Carson wrote:
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anyone know if LUCAS makes a gear oil?
Got a bottle of it sitting in the garage, bought it the other day at Auto Zone or one of those places. Napa has it too. 

Kit
Has it got the lamp connector on the top as I am looking for one of those :action:
 

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Kit Carson wrote:
drking wrote:
anyone know if LUCAS makes a gear oil?
Got a bottle of it sitting in the garage, bought it the other day at Auto Zone or one of those places. Napa has it too.

Kit
Has it got the lamp connector on the top as I am looking for one of those :action:
Noooooooooo??? Do not think you can plug a lamp into this one . :clapper: Kit
 

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I may be wrong But if I remember correctly,Synthetic motor oil doesn't form acids from condensed water in the crank case as much as dino oiles do.I think that was a big selling point years ago (you could store all winter with fear of acid formation).
Am I mistaken??
 
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