View Poll Results: What brand oil do you use?

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  • Amsoil

    2 1.77%
  • Castrol

    19 16.81%
  • Castrol (synthetic)

    6 5.31%
  • Mobil 1

    24 21.24%
  • Royal Purple

    2 1.77%
  • Texaco Havoline

    0 0%
  • Valvoline

    3 2.65%
  • Valvline Synthetic

    1 0.88%
  • Pennzoil

    2 1.77%
  • Other

    8 7.08%
  • BMW

    34 30.09%
  • Golden Spectro

    12 10.62%
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Thread: Oil Brand you use

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    Oil Brand you use

    Since I started one poll,(that I found out later had already been done),I thought I would start this poll, being most curious as to what brand of oil that is most used by everyone here.

    If you do use an "other" oil let me know what brand if you don't mind. Thanks all.
    Last edited by Gnome; 05-19-2004 at 09:01 PM.

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    I use the BMW stuff.
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    Castrol fer now

    but will prolly switch to Mobil 1 or some synthetic when the odo hits 10k. (8300 currently)
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    you're a smart man cliffy! Let that motor work in with conventional oil for about 10k and then synthetic all the way. Check out Royal Purple synthetics when you do switch,I believe you will be a happy camper.

    www.royalpurple.com

    Must be nice to have a new bike! I'm waiting for the kinks to be worked out on the new K1200 S! Heard it'll do 200+!!!!!

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    Airhead Oil

    Pollsters.................I use Golden Spectro 20-50 in my '82 RS.

    In our cages I use Mobil-1 and Redline............Shep
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    Originally posted by KBasa
    I use the BMW stuff.
    Ditto here
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    BMW 10W50 dino-oil.
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    I added a couple options to the poll and moved the votes around to reflect what we show in the posts.
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    Well that changes everything.
    My "other" should move to BMW.

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    I'm wondering who makes the BMW stuff. I know that Wolf's Head out of Oil City Pa (My home stomping grounds) does a lot of the "private label" oils for diffent mfgs.


    RW

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    BMW 20-50 for now. About to hit 10K. Considering synthetic. Run Mobil 1 in my PT Cruiser and am happy with it. How is it in an 1150R?
    2002 R1150R (Black)

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    Re: Airhead Oil

    Originally posted by Shep Brown
    Pollsters.................I use Golden Spectro 20-50 in my '82 RS.

    In our cages I use Mobil-1 and Redline............Shep
    Ditto on the Spectra! My 94 R11RS with 49K miles on it runs great, when it's running , and it shifts like a Japanese bike,

    Jim

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    Thanks for tuning up the poll kbasa. Finding out the "other oils" that you guys use has really enlightend me. I guess I don't get out much,because I had never heard of Golden Spectro,and Red Line.
    I'm not against anyone using conventional oil in a bike. It's a personal choice,but with all the good, and I do mean good synthetics out there and the good data on them I can't see why one would run anything else but synthetic.

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    Originally posted by Gnome
    Thanks for tuning up the poll kbasa. Finding out the "other oils" that you guys use has really enlightend me. I guess I don't get out much,because I had never heard of Golden Spectro,and Red Line.
    I'm not against anyone using conventional oil in a bike. It's a personal choice,but with all the good, and I do mean good synthetics out there and the good data on them I can't see why one would run anything else but synthetic.
    No problem, Gnome. Good poll, man.
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    Originally posted by gambrinus
    I'm wondering who makes the BMW stuff. I know that Wolf's Head out of Oil City Pa (My home stomping grounds) does a lot of the "private label" oils for diffent mfgs.


    RW
    Spectro makes the stuff for BMW but it is not just rebottled Spectro oil.

    See: http://www.ibmwr.org/otech/oilreport.html

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