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    Oil and Rear end grease for an R80

    What sort and viscosity of oil am I supposed to put in my R80, and what rear end grease?

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    It's more of an oil not a grease for the final drive. It should be a GL5 rated 80w90 gear oil.
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    It can be gotten at an auto zone or a napa?

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    rdcamp, it's time for a manual- Haynes or Clymer. All will be answered there.
    If you feel adventurous: http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/Oil.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by squiffynimrod View Post
    rdcamp, it's time for a manual- Haynes or Clymer. All will be answered there.
    If you feel adventurous: http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/Oil.htm
    This website by Snowbum is a horrendous mess. One of the worst laid out sites and hardest to read I've ever seen. It's laid out by a guy who must have been dropping acid at the time. But, I do recommend you take two Advil and spend some time there as the information is invaluable.
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    More likely a guy with a sh*tload of BMW information acquired over years of wrenching and no interest, at all, in dealing with the constantly evolving vagaries of JavaScript ... or whatever it's called.

    It is a mess, but once you learn how to navigate through it (mostly by reading and re-reading it) it is invaluable.
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    Snow Bum site

    Quote Originally Posted by RoboRider View Post
    This website by Snowbum is a horrendous mess. One of the worst laid out sites and hardest to read I've ever seen. It's laid out by a guy who must have been dropping acid at the time. But, I do recommend you take two Advil and spend some time there as the information is invaluable.
    I just search the web for what I am looking for ref. BMW Motorcycles and Snow Bums site dealing with the subject pops up most of the time. I don't search on his site because I can never find what I'm looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdcamp View Post
    It can be gotten at an auto zone or a napa?
    Sure...many auto parts store carry this type of oil. Castrol, Valvoline, etc.
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    I do have the Haynes manual, I forgot that that would have the info

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