what type of oil do I use


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bsandersii
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what type of oil do I use

Postby bsandersii » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:19 pm



I just bought an 1981 goldwing interstate gl 1100 and i was told that you use regular motor oil in the engine! Is this true or should I use Motorcycle oil?



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Re: what type of oil do I use

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:35 pm

You can use regular motor oil, as long as it is the correct weight. I prefer to use motorcycle oil, for the clutch, but lots of people run regular oil with no problems.

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Re: what type of oil do I use

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:01 am

i stick with bike specific oil or rotella. most car oil isn't heavyduty enough for bikes and the energy conserving oil tend to cause clutch slippage
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