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Kingston
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Engine oil

Post by Kingston » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:31 am



I use Mobil 1 Synthetic motor oil 0W-40 in my car. Can I use it in my GL1500?



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Re: Engine oil

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:54 pm

yes,

I am using 5w40 full synthetic

if the tranny shifts fine, go for it.

EDIT: is the bottom half of the circle on the back a blank?
e.g, no friction modifiers in it?

I am using Rotella T6 in 5w40 with no issues at all.
~John

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Re: Engine oil

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:24 am

Kingston wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:31 am
I use Mobil 1 Synthetic motor oil 0W-40 in my car. Can I use it in my GL1500?
0W-40 Mobil 1 is going to have friction modifiers in it that will not play nice with your clutch.

The one you want to use is this one:




It does not have friction modifiers, is the correct weight, and works amazingly well in the GL1500. Your transmission will shift very smoothly with it. I have personally been using it in my GL1500 for many years now, as do many other GL1500 owners.

It's available at Wal-Mart, which is the cheapest place I've found to buy it.

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Re: Engine oil

Post by Kingston » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:42 am



Mobil 1 Synthetic motor oil 0W-40 has no friction modifiers in it, because the bottom half of the circle on the back is blank.

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Re: Engine oil

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:28 pm

Kingston wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:42 am
Mobil1 0W-40.JPGMobil 1 Synthetic motor oil 0W-40 has no friction modifiers in it, because the bottom half of the circle on the back is blank.
then it will work just fine.... you and the bike will enjoy it.

makes it easier to start on those frigid -20 degree mornings :D


~John

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