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Old 04-28-2013, 09:26 PM   #16
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anyone ever use lard instead of dino oil? I like bacon and I think I have a plan for getting my wife onboard.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:35 AM   #17
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I like to use the left over peanut oil after frying a turkey. Smells nice and easy to find around here as someone is always frying something!
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:54 AM   #18
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every one could have trusted me back in 2007 and started using ROYAL PURPLE!

and saved a tremendous amount of worry, time, bandwith, keystrokes, headaches, money, and left a great deal of time to GO FRECKING RIDE!
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:09 AM   #19
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How does it get purple?
My theory is it has a high RBBC that may be detrimental to motors.
I'd highly caution against using purple oil with high RBBC (ripe blueberry content)
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:04 AM   #20
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If I put RBBC in peanut oil is the same as Royal Purple? What is a good source of supply for RBBC in Florida?
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:38 AM   #21
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Gentlemen (Ladies?),
The final word on oil for the wethead can be found in the GSpot FAQ.
it was discussed at length (surprise?) a few weeks ago, and consensus was found to be:

API SL JASO MA2, 5w-40 synthetic (all temperature ranges).

Note that the wethead has, as a first, a wet clutch. Do not use JASO MB or "normal" car or truck engine oil.

As opposed to all earlier models, there are no termperature-ranges where you can play
with different viscosities, and the word dino does not appear anywhere.

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #22
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API SL JASO MA2, 5w-40 synthetic (all temperature ranges).

Note that the wethead has, as a first, a wet clutch. Do not use JASO MB or "normal" car or truck engine oil.
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That is expensive oil and might be hard to find on a trip.
$60/$80 oil changes?
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:22 AM   #23
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That is expensive oil and might be hard to find on a trip.
Maybe BMW got fed up with people filling, say 20-50 in summer, forgetting about it,
and getting all sort of problems when they (try) to go for a ride in freezing.

Regardless of reason, the non-public information I have seen consistently says synth 5w-40, and no alternatives
have been indicated.

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Old 04-29-2013, 11:36 AM   #24
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Regardless of reason, the non-public information I have seen consistently says synth 5w-40, and no alternatives have been indicated.
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No, normal synthetic will have your wet clutch slipping. You should not use it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:07 PM   #25
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Gentlemen (Ladies?),
The final word on oil for the wethead can be found in the GSpot FAQ.
it was discussed at length (surprise?) a few weeks ago, and consensus was found to be:

API SL JASO MA2, 5w-40 synthetic (all temperature ranges).

Note that the wethead has, as a first, a wet clutch. Do not use JASO MB or "normal" car or truck engine oil.

As opposed to all earlier models, there are no termperature-ranges where you can play
with different viscosities, and the word dino does not appear anywhere.

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Linky to the discussion please. I cannot find it. I plan to use Rotella T6 synthetic which is JASO MA unless somebody talks me out of it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:10 PM   #26
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Linky to the discussion please. I cannot find it. I plan to use Rotella T6 synthetic which is JASO MA unless somebody talks me out of it.
The Mother of all oil threads.

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Old 04-29-2013, 02:02 PM   #27
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:15 PM   #28
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Thank you sir. I read your well moderated thread.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:55 PM   #29
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I and a bunch of KGT guys with the wet clutches are running the Rotella Synthetic 5w40 in our bikes with no issues what so ever. Good stuff and readily available for around $ 20 a gallon.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:02 PM   #30
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No, normal synthetic will have your wet clutch slipping. You should not use it.
Don't understand... what do you mean by normal?

As, normal motorcycle synthetic will not make your wet clutch slip.
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