gkimbrou wrote:I have been using synthetic motor oil in all of my vehicles for several years now. Can a regular car synthetic motor oil (Mobil 1) be used in my 1996 GL-Goldwing-SE? Where I live, there isn't any motorcycle shop within 200 miles, so its buy on the internet or get locally available car oils. THANKS.
Dogsled wrote:I find changing the oil in the middle of summer helps more for the trans and clutches than the engine. The quality of all oils today are so good compared to the 70's, that for the short amount of time it's actually in the bike, oil weight is all I really look at. Also, synthetics seem to be a waste of money for the low mileage when it's being drained and changed so often.
Dogsled wrote:an explanation of what ingredients or combination of ingredients make it safe for combination use in the motor AND transmission/clutches. This seems to be the fear factor, that an oil may do damage because it doesn't do all the things needed to maintain a healthy drivetrain. I would like to see fact on ONE oil that would damage the clutches and trans...just one.
landisr wrote:Mr. Viking: Thanks for spelling it out better.
Ron in MI