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post #1 of 13 Old Sep 9th, 2006, 7:18 pm Thread Starter
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Where to get oil?

OK so I am about ready to do my first oil change. I have filter and wrench, but when I went to get oil tonight I could not find what I was looking for.

I went to Wally world, Autozone, and Advance Auto. Nobody carries the Mobil 1 Vtwin many of you have recommended. Heck I couldn't find anyone that carried motorcycle rated synthetic.

That also goes for the 85/140 Synthetic Gear Oil for the rear drive. I did find 75/140 Mobil Synthetic would that be ok?

Any options from others would be appreciated as well as stores to look at.

Thanks for any help.

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The "experts" will tell you that since the LT doesn't share it's engine oil with the tranny, or clutch, that motorcycle-specific oil is NOT required. Any synthetic will work.

I'm a dino oil man myself . . .
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You know what an Expert is Joe ?

An "Ex" is a has been. and a "Spurt" is a drip under pressure....


I just use Mobile 1 20 W 50 in mine.. Works fine....

In all the years I've had vehicles. I've used Valvoline 20W50 in my cars and
am using the synth in the bike. I've never experienced any oil related problems.

Just change it now and then....


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I'm an AMSOIL man myself, (nearly 30 yrs) and use their 20-50 in the LT, and a few other things.
AMSOIL may be hard to find, but worth it. they also have a high filtration filter for the LT in their inventory. look in the phone book under OILS, and their should be a dealer in your area, even the fingerlakes. If not let me know I'll ship it to you !

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post #5 of 13 Old Sep 9th, 2006, 9:25 pm
 
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Amsoil

You can get Amsoil online: http://www.amsoil.com/
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You can get Amsoil online: http://www.amsoil.com/
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Amsoil? I thought that was just for trucks?!
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Mobil 1 15-50

Hi Randy: use any Mobil 1 (15W-50) and it will be fine. I also use 70/90 synthetic in the tranny & rear. GL-5 anti-foaming is a must.

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Thanks everyone for the replies. Looks like I have some options.

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I'm an AMSOIL man myself, (nearly 30 yrs) and use their 20-50 in the LT, and a few other things.
AMSOIL may be hard to find, but worth it. they also have a high filtration filter for the LT in their inventory. look in the phone book under OILS, and their should be a dealer in your area, even the fingerlakes. If not let me know I'll ship it to you !

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I use Amsoil in my Fleet, do you know the Amsoil filter number you spoke of for the K1200LT?
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The AMSOIL oil filter number for the K1200LT is now EaoM122. The SMF122 is now obsolete.
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The AMSOIL oil filter number for the K1200LT is now EaoM122. The SMF122 is now obsolete.
Hey, Tim - is the EaoM122 painted black, and the EaoM122c the chromey lookin' one? If so, then the change in filters from SMF122 wuzn't becuz of the painted feature - it wuz the newer technology filter media? Correct? Somehow, I wuz thinkin' they were doing away with the black painted version - guess I wuz wrong. I've been using the SMF122 for prolly the last 20-25 oil changes and never noticed a painted filter problem - same with most everybody here in the 'hood, and even some over in Austin.

Anyways, when I run outta my stock of SMF122, I'll order the EaoM122 - that work??? TIA, Tim.
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Hi Dick,

The main difference is in the new unique media, designed to filter smaller particles, hold more solids, and yet flow better than other filters when dirty. The "C" after the filter number designates chrome. No "C" and it is black. More info at http://www.amsoil.com/StoreFront/eaom.aspx .
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Hi Dick,

The main difference is in the new unique media, designed to filter smaller particles, hold more solids, and yet flow better than other filters when dirty. The "C" after the filter number designates chrome. No "C" and it is black. More info at http://www.amsoil.com/StoreFront/eaom.aspx .
Thanks, Tim - yup, read the site. Just wuzn't clear to me why they nixed the black painted SMF122 and substituted a black EaoM122, when I 'thought' I read a previous thread that indicated Amsoil said to quit using the SMF122 *because* it wuz painted. Thanks for clearing that up, Tim. I got several more oil changes down the road before I need to stock up on the new-media filters.

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