Oil type gl1000


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highballky
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Oil type gl1000

Postby highballky » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:41 pm



How do i determine if my oil level is correct and reccommended oil type. 1976 gl1000



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Re: Oil type gl1000

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:15 pm

I like thick oil so I use the Delco diesel engine oil.Even Castrol 20-50 is good.
Oil level...center stand the bike and look at the right side of the engine,about where your toe is.There is a quarter size site glass with a wiper in it.Hands and knees time. :D

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Re: Oil type gl1000

Postby highballky » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:48 pm

Thanks, just bought it love it, needs work but looks good can ride it.

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Re: Oil type gl1000

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:06 pm

If you get the ignition timing exactly right and the carbs perfect,that bike will near separate your arms from your shoulders.
The best thing I did to my 78 was to put in electronic ignition and a electric fuel pump.

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Re: Oil type gl1000

Postby Placerville » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:15 am

Diesel engine oil? :roll: Good Lord! Don't use anything but a good quality motorcycle oil in your Wing. Anything else is bad for the wet clutch as it contains friction modifiers. Randakk recommends Shell Rotella-T (conventional 15W-40 grade). Stick with that. It meets Japanese Automotive Standards Organization for motorcycle usage (JASO-MA). Buy it at Wal-Mart.
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Re: Oil type gl1000

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:45 am

Placerville wrote:Diesel engine oil? :roll: Good Lord! Don't use anything but a good quality motorcycle oil in your Wing. Anything else is bad for the wet clutch as it contains friction modifiers. Randakk recommends Shell Rotella-T (conventional 15W-40 grade). Stick with that. It meets Japanese Automotive Standards Organization for motorcycle usage (JASO-MA). Buy it at Wal-Mart.



Rotella T is marketed by Shell as a diesel oil. It just so happens it's good to use in a motorcycle too, which many oils are. They just aren't sold as a motorcycle oil.
"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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Re: Oil type gl1000

Postby larrycole » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:24 am

I've been running plain old 10 w 40 in mine since I bought it in 1984. 140K on it now and the engine is in great shape.

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Re: Oil type gl1000

Postby highballky » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:52 pm

well i have got the scare the crap out of me down pat.

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Re: Oil type gl1000

Postby portugeezer » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:52 pm

Rotella T-6 is great in these bikes and the price is right! As for these bikes being fast. They are ok but I have owned faster like my 1994 Magna 750! This is an early comfort bike! Mine keeps up with Harleys that have much bigger engines! I'm not unhappy with the speed it's fast enough just saying there are a lot of bikes that will leave these in the dust if that's what you want.

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Re: Oil type gl1000

Postby moffat » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:55 am

Use MINERAL oil not synthetic as the clutch is a wet clutch beging exposed to Oil. Synthetics and semi synthetics have addative in it which can casuse the clutch to slip. I use 10-40 Mineral oil in both my old wings to good effect.




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