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Old 02-21-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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Question castrol magnatec oil on GS

One of my friend suggested to use Castrol magnatec 10w/40 on my GS.
Should i use it ? Is it a good oil for GS ?
Is there anyone used before ?

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Old 02-21-2006, 06:48 PM   #2
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Turkey is pretty warm, correct? BMW reccomends 20w-50 for the twin cylinder bikes. Other than that, you should use a motorcycle rated oil which would be indicated on the bottle with a JASO MA. In the USA the rat would also be SG or SH, nothing newer. The BMW twin only lubricates the engine with engine oil. The clutch doesn't run in oil and the transmissiion has its own oil supply so oil choice for the BMW is easier than many other bikes. Basically any high quality 20w-50 oil should be fine.
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:18 PM   #3
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Turkey is pretty warm, correct? BMW reccomends 20w-50 for the twin cylinder bikes. Other than that, you should use a motorcycle rated oil which would be indicated on the bottle with a JASO MA. In the USA the rat would also be SG or SH, nothing newer. The BMW twin only lubricates the engine with engine oil. The clutch doesn't run in oil and the transmissiion has its own oil supply so oil choice for the BMW is easier than many other bikes. Basically any high quality 20w-50 oil should be fine.


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Old 02-21-2006, 07:28 PM   #4
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I agree!

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Old 02-21-2006, 07:29 PM   #5
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:32 PM   #6
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This dog won't hunt, but will probbaly run a long ways....

I'm gonna take a chance here by stepping out and suggesting that you run the grade recommended by the manufacturer.

But, when in question...put any oil in it.
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:00 PM   #7
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Turkey is pretty warm, correct? BMW reccomends 20w-50 for the twin cylinder bikes. Other than that, you should use a motorcycle rated oil which would be indicated on the bottle with a JASO MA. In the USA the rat would also be SG or SH, nothing newer. The BMW twin only lubricates the engine with engine oil. The clutch doesn't run in oil and the transmissiion has its own oil supply so oil choice for the BMW is easier than many other bikes. Basically any high quality 20w-50 oil should be fine.

So can i use castrol magnatec 20w-50 ?
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So can i use castrol magnatec 20w-50 ?
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:42 AM   #9
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Thanks alot jim
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From what I'm led to believe, Turkey gets very cold in winter (sub zero and snow). In this sort of a climate, the 10W product would be better. Magnatec is a mid tier product - semi synthetic using Group3 base oils. In a mildly stressed application like the GS motor it should be fine. It may contain small amounts of friction modifiers, but again, this is not a problem given there is no wet clutch.

When my GS goes over 10k, I'm switching to full synthetic for more piece of mind. I get my oil at cost, seeing as I work for one of the Majors. Then again, I normally sell long before the mileage gets to a point where good maintenance and top oils start to pay back - post 50k mark (I'm talking kms here)
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Old 02-22-2006, 04:23 AM   #11
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I run Mobil 1 15w50 anybody agree/disagree?
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:08 AM   #12
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From what I'm led to believe, Turkey gets very cold in winter (sub zero and snow). In this sort of a climate, the 10W product would be better. Magnatec is a mid tier product - semi synthetic using Group3 base oils. In a mildly stressed application like the GS motor it should be fine. It may contain small amounts of friction modifiers, but again, this is not a problem given there is no wet clutch.

When my GS goes over 10k, I'm switching to full synthetic for more piece of mind. I get my oil at cost, seeing as I work for one of the Majors. Then again, I normally sell long before the mileage gets to a point where good maintenance and top oils start to pay back - post 50k mark (I'm talking kms here)
Does 10w oil smoke to much in summer time ?
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:58 AM   #13
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Question Castrol Syntec

I don't want to start a riot or anything, but I would like to know if Castrol markets a real synthetic in the US. It is my understanding that Syntec uses a group three base stock & calls it full synthetic.
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I run Mobil 1 15w50 anybody agree/disagree?

That's what I run. Last of the old-style 'red cap' that I have kicking around. Hell, it's wintertime.
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:03 AM   #15
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That's what I run. Last of the old-style 'red cap' that I have kicking around.
Do you happy with it ? Do you recommend it ?
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