Type of oil


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FILTHY14
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Type of oil

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What kind of oil do i use for my 1979 honda
goldwing gl1000


harvey01
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Re: Type of oil

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Probably the simplest answer is to use Honda GN4 of the correct grade. Your owners manual should specify 10w30 or 10w40 or whatever it says as well as SF, SJ, or whatever.

The one key is I recommend use a motorcycle specific oil. Many will say to use any oil that contains no friction modifiers and many of those oils will work.

Another choice is to go to a synthetic oil.

Just remember to change the filter everytime you change the oil.
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SnoBrdr
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Re: Type of oil

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FILTHY14 wrote:What kind of oil do i use for my 1979 honda
goldwing gl1000
Many use 15-40 Rotella.

Available just about anywhere with the best price usually at WalMart.

I also changed to Randakk's spin on oil filter adapter, not cheap but well worth the $$ to me.
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Re: Type of oil

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Just make sure it is motorcycle oil for use with wet clutch applications. This is signified by a JASO MA or MA2 on the label somewhere. Sometimes just a very large MA


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