View Poll Results: Which Oil manufacturer do you use?

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  • Mobil

    10 11.63%
  • Castrol

    30 34.88%
  • Amsoil

    6 6.98%
  • Pennsoil

    0 0%
  • Valvoline

    11 12.79%
  • Shell

    4 4.65%
  • BMW

    11 12.79%
  • Royal Purple

    1 1.16%
  • Quaker State

    1 1.16%
  • Other

    12 13.95%
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Thread: Liquid Engineering Thread.

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    Liquid Engineering Thread.

    I'm interested in what oil types we are using in our airheads. Sorry limited to 10 options. I don't want to get into any deep oil speak but if you want to add some basic info: Dino or Synthetic etc that would be helpful.


    example:


    Manufaturer: Castrol
    Brand: GTX - Dino
    Weight: 20W50
    Motorcycle: R80RT ('86)
    Miles: 62,34


    *Pennzoil, yep typo in poll list.
    Last edited by DakotaMike; 10-18-2012 at 05:20 PM.

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    This will tie in to the oil analysis thread I started:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=63581

    I'm hoping to develop a list of the oils for testing...we've already got a list of possibilities in the other thread.
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    Motorex 10-40. Synth. Recommended by my airhead specialist repair shop.

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    Mobil 1 15-50 as recommended by MY airhead specialist repair shop.
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    Valvoline
    4-Stroke Motorcycle Oil http://www.valvoline.com/products/co...cle-atv-oil/13
    20w-50
    93 R100R, currently with 26K

    The reason I use Valvoline MC oil is the local Advance Auto stocks it and it's reasonably priced. It has a good amount of zinc and phosphorus. I standardize on one oil for my Airhead to prevent the "build up" of partial containers of many different brands of oil. I choose to use dino in it for a few reasons. The bike doesn't get ridden a lot so it's changed prior to 3,000 miles, unlike oilheads this engine isn't so hard on oil, supposedly is less likely to seep past seals than synthetic.
    14 R1200GSA, 93 R100R. No car is as fun to drive as any motorcycle is to ride.

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    This will tie in to the oil analysis thread I started:
    .... only if you merge them
    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

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    I use Castrol 4T Actevo.
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    Bobcat 15w40 diesel oil
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    Dang, thought this was about what was the drink of choice when trying to re-engineer your bike

    Nevermind...
    Steve Henson
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    +1 on Brad Penn 20-50.

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    Valvoline + Lucas

    Valvoline 20W-50 motorcycle oil with 150cc/change of Lucas break in oil for a little ZDDP boost. I change my oil at about 3500 miles, and the filter is changed once per season.

    Anyone who does different................ is not doing what I do.
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    Golden Spectro 20w/50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Dang, thought this was about what was the drink of choice when trying to re-engineer your bike

    Nevermind...
    Liquid brain enhancement. That sounds good. My current choices (beer, wine, whiskey) only give that impression--until they wear off of course. Then, I wonder what I was thinking.
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    10W40 with some ZDDP additive.
    Brand? Well, usually whatever is on sale.
    BMWs in my garage: 1982 R65LS, 1978 R100/7

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