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    Engine oil
    on: May 28, 2021, 10:19:18 pm
    May 28, 2021, 10:19:18 pm
    2015 s1000xr. 3.5l when changing oil filter and 5w-40 are you all using semi synthetic or fully synthetic and what make?
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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #1 on: May 29, 2021, 12:09:47 am
    May 29, 2021, 12:09:47 am
    *Originally Posted by HagarTHEHORRIBLE [+]
    2015 s1000xr. 3.5l when changing oil filter and 5w-40 are you all using semi synthetic or fully synthetic and what make?

    Any "quality" full synth oil which meets the specs will be fine.

    I personally use Aussie made Penrite 10W60 but that's my preference. I know BMW specifies 5W40...but l care not.

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #2 on: May 29, 2021, 07:14:26 am
    May 29, 2021, 07:14:26 am
    Silkolene fully syn 5/40 used it for some years.
    Last Edit: May 29, 2021, 07:15:19 am by Winger

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #3 on: May 29, 2021, 08:52:07 am
    May 29, 2021, 08:52:07 am
    Stick to what BMW say in the handbook, 5w40 synthetic, and don't listen to what some bloke on the internet tells you that he uses, that is fraught with danger should something happen.

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 12:13:50 pm
    May 29, 2021, 12:13:50 pm
    I run either Motul 7100 5/40 or  Silkolene 10/40 depending on which one is cheaper when I need it.   I usually buy 4 or 5 gallons at a time and  I change it every 3000 miles
    I use a K&N filter 
    Proud member of the 10/40 club

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #5 on: May 29, 2021, 12:30:11 pm
    May 29, 2021, 12:30:11 pm
    *Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
    I run either Motul 7100 5/40 or  Silkolene 10/40 depending on which one is cheaper when I need it.   I usually buy 4 or 5 gallons at a time and  I change it every 3000 miles
    I use a K&N filter
    Putting 10/40 instead of 5/40 into your bike will just cause more wear on start as the oil takes longer to get around the engine. Changing the oil more often than the manufacturer tells you to, and using the wrong spec oil is just a huge waste of money, no wonder you buy the cheapest.

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 12:44:01 pm
    May 29, 2021, 12:44:01 pm
    *Originally Posted by BobT [+]
    Putting 10/40 instead of 5/40 into your bike will just cause more wear on start as the oil takes longer to get around the engine. Changing the oil more often than the manufacturer tells you to, and using the wrong spec oil is just a huge waste of money, no wonder you buy the cheapest.

    maybe he only does 3000 miles a year, so changes it annually to meet the maker's service spec? Otherwise, I would agree.

    Nobody has mentioned JASO MA2 yet. Your clutch plates will love you for making sure the oil you use has this certification.

    It was so much easier in the olden days when BMWs had dry clutches and you could use any old sh#t on offer at Costco, whether it had a picture of a car, truck or bike on the can.

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #7 on: May 29, 2021, 01:15:53 pm
    May 29, 2021, 01:15:53 pm
    Oh no! An oil discussion thread. These never go well....

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #8 on: May 29, 2021, 01:24:46 pm
    May 29, 2021, 01:24:46 pm
    *Originally Posted by wessie [+]
    Nobody has mentioned JASO MA2 yet. Your clutch plates will love you for making sure the oil you use has this certification.
    Have to agree on that one.

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    Re: Engine oil
    Reply #9 on: May 29, 2021, 01:39:01 pm
    May 29, 2021, 01:39:01 pm
    Got a couple minutes between MotoGP free practice 4 and first WSB race  :001:.... anyone that has owned a K1200s/r will know about the joys of the right oil, for those that had a 1300 that doesn’t count you were late to the party  :002:

    Yep got an old boxer so any old scht...