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post #1 of 16 Old Sep 7th, 2011, 5:26 pm Thread Starter
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Oil for K1200 LT

Does anyone have experience with ****** in their K1200LT or R1200 GSA?
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I only use ************* in my LT and MB 350.
What kind of tires do you have?

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The oil that I think you're referring to is A.M.S.O.I.L (presumably blocked out on this forum because some people sell the stuff in some sort of agency system) and there are several people I have read about on this board who have used it and seem very happy with it. There are very few true synthetics, this is one, M.O.B.I.L 1 is another. Others are dino oils that claim to be synthetic through a loophole in the way oils are formulated (Castrol etc etc).

For what it's worth, Beemerboneyard.com sells a German full synthetic 15W-50 that looked pretty good - I'm trying that one out in this round of oil change, wanting to support vendors that help this site.

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OMG, another oil thread Be aware that ****** motorcycle oil is formulated for wet clutch, the LT has a dry clutch. There is a lot written about this in the archives.

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Just go to Wally World & buy your favorite flavor of automotive oil & put 3.8 quarts in the LT & drink the rest. Now back to Gillies question "What tire do you have"?

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Just go to Wally World & buy your favorite flavor of automotive oil & put 3.8 quarts in the LT & drink the rest. Now back to Gillies question "What tire do you have"?
I'm assuming that this thread will soon be in the Humor section, so as long as it's already hijacked and we're on tires, what about nitrogen in them?

I've been using a 80/20 Nitrogen to Air blend and some are trying to convince me to switch to 100%. Would it be the same for a K1600GTL?

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SHELL says that they put Nitrogen in their gasoline, maybe that will help

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I'm assuming that this thread will soon be in the Humor section, so as long as it's already hijacked and we're on tires, what about nitrogen in them?

I've been using a 80/20 Nitrogen to Air blend and some are trying to convince me to switch to 100%. Would it be the same for a K1600GTL?
NO NO NO Do Not do it !!!!
Put ONLY Helium in the K1600 tyres. It will extend tyre life 100 fold.

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He? I assume we have hit the humor section now.

100% Nitrogen versus the 78% the rest of us use? It seems to be more marketing than solution. But its up to you.

My tires are too often about 2 lbs down to both with anything but what is in my compressor.

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So... what kind of gasoline do you all use? I favor ******* or ******* while on the road. And I only pump 91 or above. Youse guys?

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NO NO NO Do Not do it !!!!
Put ONLY Helium in the K1600 tyres. It will extend tyre life 100 fold.
They already have helium in them, that is why the 1600 is lighter than the 1200.

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Re: Oil for K1200 LT

I have the not-to-be-mentioned oil in my 04 LT as i type. Seems to have been just fine, and it was cheaper than other synthetics.

I ran Royal Purple motorcycle oil the previous two oil changes, and the engine SEEMED to be smoother and maybe a tad stronger than the BMW Synthetic before it. I just don't like spending $18 a quart, when there are other decent options that do the same thing.

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Mine always seemed to run faster and smoother after a good wash and wax. SUV does too!

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Mine always seemed to run faster and smoother after a good wash and wax. SUV does too!
Mine always runs faster with BMW oil because of how much lighter my wallet is.

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Mine always runs faster with BMW oil because of how much lighter my wallet is.
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