Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Manassas, Virginia, USA
1st Oil Change Coming up
I know oil posts are the bane of a forum like this, but I haven't seen anything in the "Hall of Wisdom" that answers my specific question.
Since the BMW has a "dry" clutch, I'm thinking I can use a typical automotive (conventional) engine oil. Shop manual says API SF, SG or SH are acceptable. These API codes look like car oils to me. So my sense is I can buy Castrol 20W50, for example, and be ok.
When I bought the bike, the service department recommended 20W50, and gave me a complimentary quart of BMW 20W50 (API SG), in case I needed to add any (haven't yet).
I'm hoping my theory is correct as I'd rather buy four quarts at the local parts store for less than $2 bucks each, as opposed to riding 90 miles round trip to get 4 quarts of BMW 20/50 at dealer prices ($8 ?)...
2005 Kawasaki Z750S
1999 BMW K1200LT
1972 Honda CL350
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