Sorry Everyone '95 K75 Oil?
I have not owned my 1995 K75 for very long. The PO told my that he put synthetic oil in the last time the oil was changed but would not do it again. I should of ask him why, but I did not. Anyone have an idea as to why someone would run dino oil over synthetic?
Sorry everyone, I know you have been ask what is the best oil thousands of times, but I am a newbie when it comes to K bikes. I want to replace all of the fluids so I have a baseline to work from.
Also, I am not crazy about having to drive to a dealer to buy my oil. I will if that is what is best for the bike, but it is about 2 hours round trip plus a bridge toll. Surely I can find quality oil locally. Should I stay away from certain brands?
What weight of oil should you run in in your K bike (synthetic or dinosaur) and why?
Synthetic not a problem for me
Regarding your question on dino vs syn, I offer my 3 year experience with my one and only bike (i.e. I am not experienced or tech-based), a 1995 K75RT acquired in 2009 with 33,000 miles on the odometer.
Since then, I have put 41,000 miles on it, changed the oil and filter every 5,000 miles with Mobil 1 15-50W, and the bike uses absolutely zero oil between changes. The only time I have to put oil in it is when I change it, never in between changes.
So, my limited experience says "No" to the idea that using syn oil is prone to leaks in an older bike. Leaks are going to occur because of other factors and not the type of oil you use. Regarding weight, not sure why that is a question since 15-50W seems to be universally suggested.
BTW, I agree with the sentiment that I will never set foot in WallyWorld. :thumb