Oil recommendation 2011 F800GS

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  1. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    The translation of that is:

    "We just made a new contract with the lowest bidder, and we have a new
    oil for you, different box and label from the original manufacturer but marked
    up at least 4 times."

    I'd just stick with the 15W-50 recommendation and use any reputable
    brand.
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  2. Steveman

    Steveman Been here awhile

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    commonly theres no coherence between airfilter and color of oil if the airfilter is installed and in acceptable condition.
    that the oil gets black shows that it keeps the dirt floating instead leaving it in your oil pan.

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  3. Steveman

    Steveman Been here awhile

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    Correct, fully agree. My mate uses 15/60 and 10/60 fully sinthetic oil since first service and he gives a shit about what BMW says, the engine sounds good after over 66.000kms, all it needed was a new alternator...which had of course nothing to do with the oil...

    Cheers Steve

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  4. malloy

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    Understood that 15W-50 is heavier than 10W-40. But in reality will this really make a difference? I notice A&S's oil change kit for the F800 & F650 (twins) still shows 10W-40. They do have a "super synthetic" BMW oil in 15W-50 @ $45.00/gal. "recommended for all BMW motorcycles after 1970." in spite of what BMW Germany told fireman.peter above ("BMW has not released fully synthetic oils for the 800cm-ROTAX-2-Cylinders!"). A&S also recommends change the oil filer (& oil persumably) every 3,000 miles while the owner's manual says every 6,000 miles.

    So, what's up with all of this? Discuss :ear:ear

    :clap Oh boy, another oil thread:lol3:lol3.
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  5. F800ekelley

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    Hahah agree this has turned itno an oil thread i am taking it there is a saying "to keep ur friends dont talk about. Religionpolitics or oil"

    Thanks for the input do u think than for my F800gs its fine to run a standard conv oil instead of speading more for synthetic? Also i change every 2000 but good to know i coullld go longer i just do alot of offroad so somehow my oil gets dirty fast and in the az heat i am looking for an oil to run in 100plus degree temps for riding
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