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    Anyone had experience with BG products for your bike?

    Hello to all who have the psychiatric condition known as BMW Motorcycle Addiction!
    35 years ago I was working in a European Car Shop and we used BG products extensively because they worked beyond our expectations. I have not tried their products in motorcycle applications and would be most appreciative for any feedback the faithful could provide RE: their experience using BG products in their motorcycles. Advice, experiences, death threats and sexual harrassment welcome.

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    Will

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    Advice: it might be helpful if you were more specific about
    which of the 15 very different BG product lines are shown at
    http://www.bgprod.com/products/products.html

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    I think the oil additive BG MOA?« would be recommended by our organisation!
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    If you are a REAL BMW addict you use only REAL BMW parts including REAL BMW air in the tires. Any substitution can cause blindness, death, or worse.

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    bg products

    I have sold and used by products for 30 years in the GM dealerships,I have used these products in about everything I own. They work just fine but so does the factory BMW products it depends on what you feel comfortable with

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    I think the products would work exactly the same in a bike as it would in a car as long as the amount is adjusted for the bike.
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GKman View Post
    If you are a REAL BMW addict you use only REAL BMW parts including REAL BMW air in the tires. Any substitution can cause blindness, death, or worse.
    I see you've been to the BMW dealer in Vermont. He told me:

    1. Touratech crashbars would crack the engine in a tipover
    2. Galfers brake rotors would cause my brakes to seize, sending me over the bars
    3. Risers would change the steering geometry and make the GS unstable
    4. Using Amzoil MC oil would shorten my engine life by half
    5. Installing a Mudsling would cause my rear shock to overheat and fail
    '07 R1200GS for solo rides
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    >>4. Using Amzoil MC oil would shorten my engine life by half<<

    Damn, and I've been using this stuff for years now!!

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    Obviously you haven't hit you engines half-life yet. Ride more.....
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    fwiw, i used their Extreme Pressure Concentrate as an additive after my airhead transmisison drained itself in the Rocky Mnts years ago. (and any rumors about my failure to fully tighen the drain plug allowing it to leave the bike 2,000 miles after a fluid change are unfounded and unsubstantated).
    That trans made it another 7,000 miles before i arrived back home and had it opened up and repaired- most all the bearings were shot, but it worked very well for the rest of that trip. In fact, it actually shifted better & smoother after being run totally dry for about 25 miles than it had in its previous 85000 miles of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    I see you've been to the BMW dealer in Vermont. He told me:

    1. Touratech crashbars would crack the engine in a tipover
    2. Galfers brake rotors would cause my brakes to seize, sending me over the bars
    3. Risers would change the steering geometry and make the GS unstable
    4. Using Amzoil MC oil would shorten my engine life by half
    5. Installing a Mudsling would cause my rear shock to overheat and fail
    Frank? Sure doesn't sound like Bud.
    Ride Safe, Ride Lots

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    Frank? Sure doesn't sound like Bud.
    Not sayin' who. But Bud's a good guy with no small dog issues.
    '07 R1200GS for solo rides
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    The #1 that "works" with respect to BG products is the rebate program provided for mechanics that put these products in their customers' vehicles.
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    You can use some of the stuff they offer. If you're using a good properly formula and balanced oil that meets specification you don't need to use any of the motor oil additives. It only takes away from the oil that you already spent money on. The gear oil is fine, fuel additives won't hurt but don't add more than necessary because double dosage doesn't mean double the cleaning and enhancement. If you maintain your bike as scheduled there's not really a benefit using BG over any other product. I don't recommend running extended drains on motor oil or gear oil even if their marketing material says that you can do so by using their products.

    Be careful when using any of the boutique products out there. (i.e. Amsoil, Royal Purple, BG) Their marketing department usually over states that you can double your miles our more between services. This is not good practice unless you are performing oil analysis on a regular basis and you would still need to change your filter. I only say this because I see a lot of vehicles (automobiles) of all makes needing new or rebuilt crate engines because someone bought into the marketing and went 30,000 miles on an oil change because something and someone said they could. Lubricants are cheap and it's not hard to change them out.

    Hopefully this helps and not completely off topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAINEY View Post
    Be careful when using any of the boutique products out there. (i.e. Amsoil, Royal Purple, BG) Their marketing department usually over states that you can double your miles our more between services. This is not good practice unless you are performing oil analysis on a regular basis and you would still need to change your filter. I only say this because I see a lot of vehicles (automobiles) of all makes needing new or rebuilt crate engines because someone bought into the marketing and went 30,000 miles on an oil change because something and someone said they could. Lubricants are cheap and it's not hard to change them out.

    Hopefully this helps and not completely off topic.
    I agree. I don't change oil because it is worn out, I change it because it gets dirty. I don't think it makes much difference what the dirt is floating around in. Like someone said long ago here regarding oil "any oil is better than no oil and clean oil is better than dirty oil".
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.

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