Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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I'm putting this out as a testimony to Shell Rotella T 15W 40 (heavy duty, non-synthetic white jug). I followed Randakk's suggestion to use when changing the oil and what an immediate difference. I used to hear hard knocking upon a cold start and the engine starts and runs extra smooth now. Highly recommend it, plus it's only $13 a gallon at wal-mart.
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Yes indeed.I actually could of used heavier oil than that on the trip across the badlands in the summer.
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Rotella is unavailable over here. Been meaning to find out what the equivalent is.
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Old Fogey wrote:Rotella is unavailable over here. Been meaning to find out what the equivalent is.
Actually in the UK Shell sells their Advance Motorcycle oil which is not available on this side of the Atlantic.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "
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Old Fogey, check the availability of Pennziol Long Life 15-40. I have worked at a Shell blending and packaging plant for over a decade and Pennzoil is one of our premium blend oils. the additives you need are all there. The Rotella has a soot removal additive for diesel engines that while it is not harmful to a gas engine it is not needed in your bike. If you get a chance to use the Shell Advanced please let us know how it performs for you. Then maybe I can nag my boss to get some over here in the States.
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