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Old 05-16-2009, 04:41 PM   #31
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Well, I just put Castrol Syntec (full synth) in my bike the other day,
but I haven't ridden it yet.

I suppose I could drain it and use a blend or non-synth
if it really is a big no-no, but I honestly think my bike
is broken in at 3,000 miles... Snipe.
I believe that the Castrol Act-EVO that is recommended by BMW is because most Synth oils are too slippery for the CLUTCH, the engine is fine with full Synth.

I figured that since there have been a few isolated Clutch failures, that It might be a good idea to have BMW recommended oil in the oil pan, just in case my clutch decides to blow up, and BMW tests the oil while doing their Warranty Inspection. It just seemed penny wise rather than dollar foolish,

Just my 2 cents ...
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:28 AM   #32
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THEN...you should be beaten with a wet noodle. The SHAME in it all.
Honestly. This subject is way overblown. Run what makes you comfy. the bikes will break in just fine. Ever run into a bike that has not been broken in properly? Or one that is "taking too long to break in"?
Knock wood...in all of the motors I have owned in my life, not one has given me any oil/lube related trouble. Just be diligent with the PM's. Even my lawn mower...a HOnda I bought in 1988 is still going strong. Used straight 30W for the longest time. Now i just use whatever synthetic I have sitting around (usually M-1).
Which is why I'll dump 3 jugs of M1 10W40 4T Synth. on the hole when my 800GS hits 600 miles.

I started using M1 Synth. in my ST1300 at 100 miles. Now at 60000..miles, and the engine is running very nicely, with no oil use....
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:09 AM   #33
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No BMW uses dino- They need to be broken in with dino, then they can be switched to synthetic @ 6,000 - 10,000. Not enough friction? with synthetic to allow for good break in results.
This may have been the case in the past, maybe around the time when this comment was made. However, I looked in the 2013 owner's manual, and the comment about not using synthetic for the first 6,000 miles is no longer there.

As was said earlier, many automotive engines now come with synthetic straight from the factory. I wonder if these new BMW bike engines do, too? I tried asking BMW Motorrad USA this question, but they had no idea. I wonder if there is a contact at BMW Germany that could answer this...
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:20 PM   #34
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This may have been the case in the past, maybe around the time when this comment was made. However, I looked in the 2013 owner's manual, and the comment about not using synthetic for the first 6,000 miles is no longer there.

As was said earlier, many automotive engines now come with synthetic straight from the factory. I wonder if these new BMW bike engines do, too? I tried asking BMW Motorrad USA this question, but they had no idea. I wonder if there is a contact at BMW Germany that could answer this...
Check the age of the oil threads you are replying to, old news...
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:10 PM   #35
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Check the age of the oil threads you are replying to,
I realize that, but when I did a search for synthetic oil, only these old threads came up.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:24 PM   #36
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I realize that, but when I did a search for synthetic oil, only these old threads came up.
BMW put out a bulletin on the oil that is around here somewhere, I may still have a copy.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:04 PM   #37
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This came out in March of 2012:


http://www.bmw-motorrad.dk/se/sv/services/media/PI_OlL_BMW_MC_2012_MD.pdf
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