Final drive fluid for 2009 GL 1800


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Final drive fluid for 2009 GL 1800

Postby RoadDawg » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:12 pm



Manual calls for SAE80 but all I can find is SAE80W-90. It is GL5 specs so I assume it is OK to use but perhaps someone can confirm. I believe SAE80 will maintain its viscosity for its lifespan whereas the 80W-90 will lose some viscosity?

Is it OK to use the 80W-90?

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Re: Final drive fluid for 2009 GL 1800

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:32 pm

I RoadDawg

No problem, I put the 80/90 and it's Honda oil.


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Re: Final drive fluid for 2009 GL 1800

Postby RoadDawg » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:42 am

Thanks....figured it would be OK but just wanted to make sure.

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Re: Final drive fluid for 2009 GL 1800

Postby flash2002 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:56 am

Use synthetic, it's a better oil, it will last longer.

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Re: Final drive fluid for 2009 GL 1800

Postby chrisgl1800 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:32 pm

Use AMSOIL Synthetic 80W-90 Gear Lube and that should last for a long, long time and protect the gears best. Go to http://www.lubedealer.com/crawford for more info....


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