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post #1 of 3 Old Sep 9th, 2012, 5:58 am Thread Starter
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dino in 97 r850r

The former owner ran Mobil 1 20-50. I changed it to 20-50w Castrol Cycle oil + bmw filter &crush ring. She runs smoother and less noisy. So far I put a new tire on the rear with new brake pads rear. New Syn-oil blend tranny &gear oil. It just hit 12,210 miles and is running great. It corners really good and is eager to run 70mph on the highway.I run syn. in my r1200rt,but I put the dino in the oldster.
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Re: dino in 97 r850r

Dino is fine. Castrol motorcycle 20-50 is what I run in my older bikes. I run synthetic in my R1200RT as well for some reason.

'05 R1200RT
'00 R1100S
'01 R1200C Phoenix
'04 R1200C Montauk
'95 R100R Classic

'84 R80RT (naked)(sold)
'94 R100GSPD (sold)
'84 R100S (wannabe)(sold)
'97 R1100RSL (sold)
'81 R100 (sold)
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Re: dino in 97 r850r

I ran Valvoline 20-50w cycle oil in my Moto -Guzzi,s and HD Sportster. Alot of good stuff in that oil. Those aircooled twins loved it. I may use that next time in the old Beamer Oil Head.
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