Oil change time. . .


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Oil change time. . .

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:35 am



Hey all, I just noticed that it is oil change time , I am actually over due but. . . .

My question is this, what filter and oil should I use ? The bike is a 96 1500 with 100k on it. I am leaning towards Honda GN4 10W40 and a K&N oil filter. . . .

Is this a good choice or should I go with __________ & ___________ ?


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Re: Oil change time. . .

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:50 am

Oil and filter are cheap.Change it every year or 5k miles.
In the Deep South,I use K&N and diesel 20-50 oil.
Don't forget about the rest of the fluids either.
Rear end,brake,clutch,forks etc etc.
I refresh those every 2 years,right along with the timing belts and drive shaft spline grease.

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Re: Oil change time. . .

Postby dingdong » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:12 am

I use Delo 15/40. I switched last year and am very happy with it. Both bikes run quieter and shift smoother with it. I wouldn't waste my money on motorcycle specific oil. JMHO. Any automotive oil that has friction modifiers marked "energy conserving " is what you can't use because of the wet clutch.

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Re: Oil change time. . .

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:49 am

I use a Bosch 3300 oil filter.In the past I have used the Hi-Flo, Wix and K&N. Didn't think the K&N is worth the extra money.

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Re: Oil change time. . .

Postby harvey01 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:39 am

I am old fashioned. I use the Honda filter and Honda oil. You can buy it on line cheaper than your local dealer will supply---have not checked but you can probably get it from Amazon.com. Because I have three Hondas, I buy the filters in bulk for better pricing.

This is not as cheap as Walmart and some other stuff but it works.
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Re: Oil change time. . .

Postby Dusty Boots » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:53 am

When I 1st bought my 1500, the PO included 4 qts of the Honda GN4 10W/40 with it.
I used that for my 1st oil change
I then tried a synthetic Diesel oil in a blue jug and it was crap!! :o Couldn't wait to drop that stuff! :evil:

I then switched to Delo 400 LE 15W/40 and the bike loved it. Motor ran quieter and the tranny shifted smoother.

That was 235,xxx km ago and I will continue to use it. :ugeek:

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Re: Oil change time. . .

Postby WINGER3 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:16 pm

I have used Delo dyno oil and Rotella dyno oil 15-40 for as long as I can remember and thats too when I was 5, yesterday is another matter, I have put more then one million miles combined on all my bikes and never had to tare one down. My 1983 GL1100A was just driven to Wisconsin last week after he flew into Orange, Ca. and bought it, said it never missed a beat and that was thrue 2 storms and rain for over 5 hours, He loves it. The diesel oil is the best there is for these engines and they love it. I just resurected a GL1500K from under a tarp for several years outside and just fired it up last week on Delo 15-40 and did a 120mi. run, and it ran like brand new, you can spend more but not get any more, also use Wix, K&N, & Hond filters, all good. :mrgreen:
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Re: Oil change time. . .

Postby Big Bob » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:54 pm

If old fashion is using Honda oil and a Honda filter than I too am old fashion! I have 127,000+ miles why change what works. I change every 3,000 or there about's, using my GWRRA discount it's not too $$!!

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Re: Oil change time. . .

Postby Uncle Fester » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:39 pm

Thanks for all the rep,ys. . . I think I will stick with Honda filters for now, and look into the Delo oil. . . Will use GN4 this go around as I already bought it.


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