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I've searched the threads but haven't come up with an answer to my question which is:



What is the most economical Oil to use in the GL1800? I'm using the Mobil 1 full synth for motorcycle engines right now but at almost $9.00 a quart, it's getting expensive. I'm looking for an alternative oil that works with the wet clutch. Any help here?
 

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I'm running Chevron Delo 400e 10w/40 in my 1100 and love it. Buy it by the gallon at Walmart. Works well with the GL wet clutches.
 

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I've searched the threads but haven't come up with an answer to my question which is:



What is the most economical Oil to use in the GL1800? I'm using the Mobil 1 full synth for motorcycle engines right now but at almost $9.00 a quart, it's getting expensive. I'm looking for an alternative oil that works with the wet clutch. Any help here?
I use shell Rotella T 15w40 (Diesel Formula)in my gl1100, my XR's, the tranny's of my 2-strokes and the tranny side sump of my CRF450X. It works great for wet clutches.



It's like 20 bucks for 2.5 gallons at wally world.
 

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Hell yeah......... Shell Rotella 15/40 Rules! Fram oil filters too. He he he he.
 

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I used Chevron's Delo 400 10w40 in my gl1500, and will do so in an 1800 if I get one of those.

it is also a diesel rated oil, with a lot of tolerance for sheer protection for the tranny gears.

What ever you use, change it on a regular schedule. All oils get dirty with use.
 

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I use Delo 15w40 also in my 1500, and think it is the "cat's meow"....but I don't think that I would use it in an 1800.

The 1800 was the first HOnda Gold wing model to call for a moly free oil... all oils recommended for the previous models had significant moly in the Honda formulated oils, and the honda recommeded oil for the GL1500 (HP4M) does have some moly (about 500 ppm)..The Delo 400 has about 90 ppm of moly (this is just a tiny bit), so I would probably use the Rotella T 15w40 (which has ~0 ppm moly) in an 1800.. or one of the other Rotella moly free formulations..

I doubt that this little tiny bit of moly in the Delo 400 really makes much difference, but since Honda makes a fuss about this (they sell two types of oil.. one with moly.. one without.. see below.. andactually it has a little bit)... but probably I'd stick to the Moly free versions for the GL1800.. partcularly the Rotella oils,at least until the warrentee expired..
 

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The regular Rotella 10/30 or the Rotella synthetic 5/40 both work well in 1800s.
 
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