Regular dino oil in a 2017 1200 GS?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Bumbobee, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. lewisjr1

    lewisjr1 Long timer Supporter

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    The 10 weight is fine, and that's quadrupedally true if the bike isn't going to actually be ridden during the winter.

    As for the filter, I'd replace it if draining the oil. It's not as if they cost all that much. Then again, I'm not one to drain still acceptable synthetic oil just so the bike can sit unused for a few months but with fresh oil.
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  2. Coma

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    I just don’t understand why all the fuss with oil. Buy oil that meets spec, change it at least yearly or on mileage. Your bike won’t care which brand.
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  3. hammick

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    Put in the Dino and drain and reuse filter. You will be fine.
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  4. lewisjr1

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    I'll wager a beer that OP is trying to avoid filter removal altogether. Why? I don't know, but I'll take that bet.
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  5. JimVonBaden

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    Nothing. :deal
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  6. KHud

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    Bumbobee, While your question and most of the answers go to the issue of the use of dino oil in your wethead, all have avoided the bigger issue.... and that is what does corporate BMW do to rebels who disobey their fiats? This is an answer you do not want to know because the only way to truely know is to experience their wrath. My suggestion? Delete this post, go immediately to your dealer and have them service your bike using only BMW branded oils, and keep quiet in the future.
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  7. JimVonBaden

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    :lol3
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  8. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist More Gelände less Straße

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    Yeah butt that kills the joy of buying oil on special for $2/qt to use it over winter... :lol3

    And you don't wanna be buzz-kill now, do ya? :D
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  9. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    When it comes to your love, that thing you spent so much do-re-me in, why skimp? Put the proper oil in it. The bike needs synthetic oil bru...
    Cheap panties or some real nice silkies.
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  10. BJMoose

    BJMoose that trick never works

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    CHANGE IT ONCE THE RIGHT WAY AND BE DONE WITH IT MAN.

    Sorry I'll show myself out.
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  11. manxkipper

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    Cotton is the only healthy option - please don’t give bad advice.
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  12. Fred20

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    Void your warranty.
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  13. KHud

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    Oh please.
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  14. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa......ck

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    Lemme see. You want to remove your probably OK synthetic oil that only has 1100 miles on it and replace it with a cheap dino oil, only to remove the cheap dino oil in 4 months or so for the proper synthetic oil. Correct ? You obviously didn't major in economics or engineering in school. All you've done is add a couple bucks a quart to the cost of the oil you'll by in the spring. And gone thru the hassle of an additional oil change for no good reason other than you got the dino oil cheap. Here's a thought …..Go buy 3 quarts of the proper oil for your bike, drain the old oil out, keep your oil filter in place and add the three quarts of new oil. Take the $ 2 per quart you saved on the dino oil, plus the money you saved by purchasing just three quarts now, invest it over the winter and use the interest you made to help defer the cost of the 4th quart of oil you'll need to top it off in the spring. And who said the only thing cheap on a BMW is the owner...…….
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  15. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist More Gelände less Straße

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    I don't have degree in economics but all I see is pouring more good monee after "bad" monee - 4qt @ $2 + HST = $9.04 is gone already into this exercise... :D

    As riding mopeds in Toronto is virtually done activity until mid-to-late March, I'd think, if the deed isn't done, returning unopen oil for refund is in order, and then, do it right w new proper oil and new filter in March '20 as donkee won't notice the difference - ymmv... :deal
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  17. AST236

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    Dang, that's a lot of posts for $9 worth of oil............:)
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  18. BJMoose

    BJMoose that trick never works

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    $0.24 (rounding up) a post - a bargain.

    OTOH: We could take up a collection to buy the dino oil to help defray the OP's costs.
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  19. AST236

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    I'm in for a quarter (rounding up).............:)
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  20. Chugiak

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    Yup, we can do that...
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