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Redline Shockproof - which one?

I have been using RED LINE HEAVY SHOCKPROOF GEAR OIL in the FD. Just found out that there are other weights available.
What redline do you use where?

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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

I am running the Banned oil, but I use 80/90 in the FD and 75/90 in the tranny.

I was running 75/90 in both but read an article in BMWON I think on using multi viscosity oil in the FD. I think it calls for a strait weight 80 or 90.

I think it would have been alright but since we are dealing with a mystery weak link, I wanted to go with what was recommended as close as possible.

Don't think it matters a hill of beans though.

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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

Redline 75w-140. Over 12K now since I started using it; comes out clean as a whistle at 6K, with just a tiny bit of fuzz on the magnet.

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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

Yes 75-140 for tranny is what I meant to write.

Like I said was using it in both, but went 80-90w in FD

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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

Just curious. Why do you want to stop using the ShockProof Heavy in the FD?

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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

I had the same question as there are a couple of different "weights" of Shockproof. So I called Redline. I talked to one of their folks who knew of the LT's FD issue. He recommended "Heavy" so that's what I've been running. Sixty-five thousand on the clock so far and no FD issues.

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I had the same question as there are a couple of different "weights" of Shockproof. So I called Redline. I talked to one of their folks who knew of the LT's FD issue. He recommended "Heavy" so that's what I've been running. Sixty-five thousand on the clock so far and no FD issues.

Same here. After my FD was replaced by BMW out of warrantee 35000 miles ago, the service manager told me to use the Heavy and that's all that's been in there since. I change it at every oil change and the magnet is always clean. The stuff works. That is all.

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Same here. After my FD was replaced by BMW out of warrantee 35000 miles ago, the service manager told me to use the Heavy and that's all that's been in there since. I change it at every oil change and the magnet is always clean. The stuff works. That is all.
I had the same question today at the service counter. I was going with 75w/140, but that wasn't an option. I ordered (no, not in stock. Seems to be hard to find in my area) heavy. Man, am I relieved.
But then it is what I've been reading here. Redline Heavy Shockproof.

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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

Thanks folks, pleased with it muyself and will be sticking with it.

Anyone use it in the tranny?

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Anyone use it in the tranny?
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Thanks folks, pleased with it muyself and will be sticking with it.

Anyone use it in the tranny?
Yep, that's my intent, to get smoother shifting. And also in the FD.

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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

Yup, transmission too. Same stuff. I'm a happy camper so far.

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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

I've been using the Shockproof heavy in both the FD and transmission for about the last 15K miles.(~40K on the bike) Just a little of the normal black fuzz on the drain plugs when changing oil.

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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

Guess I'm still confused. Are you guys using the motorcycle specific Red Line or the 75W250/75W Shockproof Heavy?
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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

Bit confused myself.

80-90W FD
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These are what I use, so what is the RedLine weights?

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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

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Bit confused myself.

80-90W FD
75-140 Transmission

These are what I use, so what is the RedLine weights?
From what I saw in the catalog at the auto parts store, the gear oil dosen't come in weights other than "light, medium?, or heavy". I ordered the heavy and will get it this Tuesday.
See the thread below that further mentions users applications.

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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

In the BMW motorcycle transmissions and final drives we recommend the ShockProof Heavy, it is also packaged and sold in some cycle shops as the V-Twin Transmission Oil.

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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

Thanks all.
Dave, can you recommend a UK dealer that hold your products? The last one I used has stopped trading.

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Re: Redline Shockproof - which one?

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