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    Fred
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    Cool 04 bmw gt kz1200 oil to use

    I am ready to change the oil on my gt I just purchased and I am not sure what kind of oil to use,, any ideas,,there wasn't an owner's manual that came with the bike, so what's everybody using nowadays, thanks for your replies, Fred

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    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
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    I used Castrol 20w50 dino oil in ours.

    The trans uses a Hypoid GL5 oil, and I think 80w90 is recommended.

    BTW, the K1200RS/GT is a great bike, smooth and powerful.
    Lee 2011 K1300S
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I used Castrol 20w50 dino oil in ours.

    The trans uses a Hypoid GL5 oil, and I think 80w90 is recommended.

    BTW, the K1200RS/GT is a great bike, smooth and powerful.
    I used the same till 18,000 miles then switched to Am soil synthetic. You really could use some manuals! They will be needed

    It is a great bike to have. Enjoy it
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    also, you're going to want to learn to use the search function. "best oil?" is probably THE most re-posted thread on any m/c forun, which means this question gets asked here about every 3 weeks. amazingly, the answer won't have changed since the last time it was addressed.
    (upper right, probably use "advanced search" to limit your search to just Brick Ks sub-forum).
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    Mobil 1 20W50

    Has worked well for me, but since this is a Brick Engine, many different types will work just fine for the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I used Castrol 20w50 dino oil in ours.

    The trans uses a Hypoid GL5 oil, and I think 80w90 is recommended.

    BTW, the K1200RS/GT is a great bike, smooth and powerful.
    Thanks for your reply!

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    Fred
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I used Castrol 20w50 dino oil in ours.

    The trans uses a Hypoid GL5 oil, and I think 80w90 is recommended.

    BTW, the K1200RS/GT is a great bike, smooth and powerful.
    Thanks, Fred

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