2009 F650GS recommend oil

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  1. Farves

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    Brought this little beauty yesterday, loving it! F650Gs with 26000kms on it. Looking at advice on what oil other people use. I am looking at doing a oil change ASAP. I have read that BMW doesn't suggest synthetic ? Is this true ?

    Thanks in advance for the help!.




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  2. zero war

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    Funny. I bought the same bike last week. 2010 with 11700 miles. Side bags and top BMW bag, low seat, stock seat, high screen, stock screen included. Additionally she has hyper pro progressive springs on her. Was just gonna ask the same question about the oil


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  3. flei

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    JACKPOT! DOUBLE OIL THREAD! :jack

    You two are going to likely regret this.....
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  4. Reaver

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    When in doubt, consult the owner's manual.

    As long as it meets JASO M2.

    A BMW with Synthetic oil? Does a bear........nevermind.

    2 Fresh n00bs asking about oil?

    @Loutre to the red courtesy phone please.
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  5. Farves

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  7. flei

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    Since you asked, this is what my BMW dealer sells me and it works just fine.
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  8. Farves

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    Thanks guys exactly the info I was after


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  9. Reaver

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    Anyone ever read their inspection checklist?

    At the bottom it read "BMW recommends Castrol"

    My Dealer was using Lucas Synthetic and Mineral oil exclusively, approved by BMW Canada. Canadian Tire sold it for $10/L.

    The Service life of the oil is 10K kms whether it's Syn or Dino,as per BMW. Long as it's JASO MA2.

    Viscosity is Regional. Canadian cold weather ops. 10/40. Here, everything's 20/50. Snowy goes even thicker down under there.

    Modern oil and engines are much better than Grampy's.

    Now go ride!
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  10. Farves

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    @Reaver thanks again and your are a wealth of knowledge :-)


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    Nice bike Farves. I rode ours down here and was quite impressed. It's not my 800 tho.

    I have a bunch of spares at my friend's place in Ont should you fall down or something. :-)
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    Got an extra sub-frame?
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    You can find Castrol Power RS 4T in Canadian Walmarts for a good price. That's what my dealer in Europe used so I stuck with it. Otherwise, many Canadian motorbike shops seem to carry Motul as photo'd above
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    I see that the easter holidays make people all nice and fluffy even when it comes to oil threads. Aw well I would start bitching but the chocolate gave me some extra feel good hormones for the week.
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  16. flei

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    Glad to see you are still with us; I worried you were in a coma this weekend since there were a lot of nOObs you didn't "welcome".
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  17. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv Super Moderator

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    yeah sorry about that; seems like n00bs have a 6th sense for when I'm away. My employer told me "how do you feel about 2 weeks off work?" :D... yeah was a trap. "well we need someone from our asylum and refugee department to go to conferences in france and germany and since you're writing a thesis about this we thought that you might be interested". I agreed to do this if I could take my bike instead of the train. and since they don't have anyone in their department that speaks those languages they agreed to pay me fuel for 4500kms of riding :ricky So yeah busy week but worth it :lol3
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  18. Snowy

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    I wouldn't use any of the recommended oils so far to flush a broken gearbox.

    It's 10/70 with heavy duty stabiliser and a whole car sized tin of Moly every oil changed for mine. Up until I couldn't get the 10/70 full syn. Now I use 20/60 semi syn. At 90,000+kms mine hasn't had the top end touched. The rocker cover has never been off it. I use upper cylinder lube in the fuel as well.

    I think there's a timing chain in there...It doesn't make any noise. Quietest parallel twin I've heard. I listen to "new" bikes at the dealers and I cringe. There's a cacophony of noises going on that sent chills up my spine.

    Oh and Loutre, it's Lindt chocolates, not that Cadbury crap for me now. I like those Lindt chocolate balls with the liquid centres. I drop them in my coffee. Since I stopped having sugar I need a hit now and then or I get all "Stab random people to death". Which would be really funny...except I've been in a lot of trouble for doing exactly that in the past...well...it was a machette, and he was a total drugged up douche...but yeah...bled like a stuck pig. Didn't take the dogs long to find him, apparently blood trails make it easy. Luckily after our little "talk" he decided to keep quiet.

    Anyway...what were we talking about....oil. Most of what you guys use is utter shite. Wake up to yourselves. You probably pay a fortune for fancy coffee at Starbucks every time you take the bike out, stop being tight twats and buy proper oil.

    The end.
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    You worry, I hope.....

    I have an Ex-Military Aussie friend in Nicaragua who`s the best Snowy I`m going to get here. I call him the `Funny Talkin` McGyver.

    I don`t believe in oil monogamy.

    My apostrophe`s are broke.

    If it runs. ride it.
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  20. flei

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    re: your apostrophes. your keyboard is starting to speak Spanish.
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