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.

  1. #16
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    Mobil V-Twin 20W-50

    [QUOTE=katcon85;828612]Mobil 1 V-twin 20w50 motorcycle oil.
    supposed to be API SJ rated:


    The Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 container in my hand reads API SG/SH/CF

  2. #17
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    Talking Spectro 20w-50 blend

    153K, will buy BMW labeled equiv if Spectro not avail!
    Heed NEAD: No Egos, Attitudes, Distractions!!!!!
    Shep Brown MOA 27510
    "Igor" 82 RS "Inga" 04RT
    Pensacola, Flairider

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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.
    Jeff in W.C.
    1988 R100 RT (the other woman)
    "I got my motorcycle jacket but I'm walking all the time." Joe Strummer

  4. #19
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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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    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.
    Helmut always wears a Helmet.

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    Valvoline VR-1 Racing (conventional) 20W-50. API "SM"
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    And why not? It was on closeout for $2.29/quart
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    Current Inventory:
    '12 ST1300 ABS, '10 GL1800, '08 FLSTF,
    '08 VTX1300C, '08 VSTAR1300, '73 R75/5

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    1981 R80G/S, 1982 R100RS, 2000 R1100RT
    I like to keep it simple and use the same oil in all three bikes.

    Manufacturer: Castrol
    4 Stroke MOTORCYCLE oil - (Dino Oil)
    Weight: 20W50 SG rated

    I can get this stuff for a reasonable price at the local Canadian Tire store and pretty much any auto parts place when I am wandering around the USA. I follow the BMW oil change mileage recommendations and usually not before unless I am leaving on a very long ride and know an oil change is coming up in the next 1000 miles or less.

    Also use the same gear oil in all the transmissions and drive shafts as well.
    80/90 dino hypoid gear oil GL5 rated. I like simple. Simple is good!
    MJM - BeeCeeBeemers Motorcycle Club Vancouver B.C.
    '81 R80G/S, '82 R100RS, '00 R1100RT

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    [QUOTE=krpreston;828666]
    Quote Originally Posted by katcon85 View Post
    Mobil 1 V-twin 20w50 motorcycle oil.
    supposed to be API SJ rated:


    The Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 container in my hand reads API SG/SH/CF
    The webpage I linked says it's SJ rated, and the bottle I have here says:
    "meets or exceeds the requirements of API SJ" in the blue band to the left over the SAE 20W-50 rating.
    it also says, like yours- API SG,SH, CF rating on the main lable.

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    Golden Spectro 20w/50.
    Jim
    '78 R80/7 and '84 R100RS (Blues Brothers), '86 K75C (Icy Hot)
    '90 and '93 Mazda Miatas (Jelly Bean and Red Hot), '02 325ci (Blue Streak)
    '96 Giant Upland (big Kendas & freshly greased bearings!)

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