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Old 01-08-2013, 01:44 AM   #31
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++++++++1 This is were its at...........12000 miles without a change and ill bet that shit still looks brand new
If it looks like new after that many miles then it's not doing it's job
of "cleaning" up the engine properly.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:46 AM   #32
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OK, but this oil- Amsoil can not be obtained in the EU.
Does anyone know which oil is filled into a container of BMW Motorrad High Performance l.
It's very likely you don't wanna know.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:21 AM   #33
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If it looks like new after that many miles then it's not doing it's job
of "cleaning" up the engine properly.
+1 that is definitely true!

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:54 AM   #34
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It's very likely you don't wanna know.
Do you think that I would be disappointed?
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:56 AM   #35
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Oil thread FTW
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:18 PM   #36
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Do you think that I would be disappointed?
It's usually something you'd never think
was good enough.

Let us know if you DO find out. :)
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:10 AM   #37
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OK, I will.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:26 PM   #38
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If it looks like new after that many miles then it's not doing it's job
of "cleaning" up the engine properly.
Or the air filters doing its job.?!
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:16 PM   #39
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My dealer is telling me to run non synthetic oil first 8000 miles is this correct has any one had issues with valvoline 4stroke non synthetic oil?
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:49 AM   #40
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I asked BMW in Germany,
what oil is recommended by the motorcycle manufacturer.
I received the following response:

Hi Peter,

oil recommendations were sometimes updated / extended.


In general please use an oil according to the owners manual!

Important here: a few weeks ago we also released the 15W-50 (BMW High Performance Oil) for the 800cm-ROTAX-2-Cylinders.
BMW has not released fully synthetic oils for the 800cm-ROTAX-2-Cylinders!

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Old 01-13-2013, 08:50 AM   #41
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I asked BMW in Germany,
what oil is recommended by the motorcycle manufacturer.
I received the following response:

Hi Peter,

oil recommendations were sometimes updated / extended.


In general please use an oil according to the owners manual!

Important here: a few weeks ago we also released the 15W-50 (BMW High Performance Oil) for the 800cm-ROTAX-2-Cylinders.
BMW has not released fully synthetic oils for the 800cm-ROTAX-2-Cylinders!

Best regards
The translation of that is:

"We just made a new contract with the lowest bidder, and we have a new
oil for you, different box and label from the original manufacturer but marked
up at least 4 times."

I'd just stick with the 15W-50 recommendation and use any reputable
brand.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:26 AM   #42
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Or the air filters doing its job.?!
commonly theres no coherence between airfilter and color of oil if the airfilter is installed and in acceptable condition.
that the oil gets black shows that it keeps the dirt floating instead leaving it in your oil pan.

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:30 AM   #43
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The translation of that is:

"We just made a new contract with the lowest bidder, and we have a new
oil for you, different box and label from the original manufacturer but marked
up at least 4 times."

I'd just stick with the 15W-50 recommendation and use any reputable
brand.
Correct, fully agree. My mate uses 15/60 and 10/60 fully sinthetic oil since first service and he gives a shit about what BMW says, the engine sounds good after over 66.000kms, all it needed was a new alternator...which had of course nothing to do with the oil...

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:40 AM   #44
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Understood that 15W-50 is heavier than 10W-40. But in reality will this really make a difference? I notice A&S's oil change kit for the F800 & F650 (twins) still shows 10W-40. They do have a "super synthetic" BMW oil in 15W-50 @ $45.00/gal. "recommended for all BMW motorcycles after 1970." in spite of what BMW Germany told fireman.peter above ("BMW has not released fully synthetic oils for the 800cm-ROTAX-2-Cylinders!"). A&S also recommends change the oil filer (& oil persumably) every 3,000 miles while the owner's manual says every 6,000 miles.

So, what's up with all of this? Discuss

Oh boy, another oil thread.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:23 AM   #45
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Understood that 15W-50 is heavier than 10W-40. But in reality will this really make a difference? I notice A&S's oil change kit for the F800 & F650 (twins) still shows 10W-40. They do have a "super synthetic" BMW oil in 15W-50 @ $45.00/gal. "recommended for all BMW motorcycles after 1970." in spite of what BMW Germany told fireman.peter above ("BMW has not released fully synthetic oils for the 800cm-ROTAX-2-Cylinders!"). A&S also recommends change the oil filer (& oil persumably) every 3,000 miles while the owner's manual says every 6,000 miles.

So, what's up with all of this? Discuss

Oh boy, another oil thread.
Hahah agree this has turned itno an oil thread i am taking it there is a saying "to keep ur friends dont talk about. Religionpolitics or oil"

Thanks for the input do u think than for my F800gs its fine to run a standard conv oil instead of speading more for synthetic? Also i change every 2000 but good to know i coullld go longer i just do alot of offroad so somehow my oil gets dirty fast and in the az heat i am looking for an oil to run in 100plus degree temps for riding
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