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Postby cjvoles » Tue May 23, 2017 7:51 pm

Any one using 20/50 in a r1100s if so what brand do you recommend,thanks

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Re: 20/50oil

Postby Al » Tue May 23, 2017 8:25 pm

I always used it when I had mine, as long it was the right spec I used whatever was on offer. As long as you change at the right intervals and use quality filters it will be fine, it's an old design, doesn't need hi tech oil.

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Re: 20/50oil

Postby dave the german » Wed May 24, 2017 4:06 am

Use 20/50 on my 12S cos previous owner used it - use good quality from Opie. All OK up to now
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Re: 20/50oil

Postby Britisherspy » Wed May 24, 2017 6:52 am

I found the mineral stuff burned up easily. Silcolene super 4 lasts well though.

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Re: 20/50oil

Postby dark_knight87 » Wed May 24, 2017 12:14 pm

I use Castrol Power1 in my 1150: -

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-89614-castr ... e-oil.aspx

It started badly, it tailed off a little in the middle and the less said about the end the better, but apart from that it was excellent.

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Re: 20/50oil

Postby Herb » Wed May 24, 2017 12:36 pm

Castrol 20W/50. Its what BMW (used to) recommend, so I go along with that. I don't see much sense trying to save a few quid given the limited miles I do. Annual service, oil and filter, £50ish from Opie. Job done.
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Re: 20/50oil

Postby nab 301 » Fri May 26, 2017 7:43 pm

I used Bardahl 20 w 50 for years but in an effort to rationalise oil stocks in a multi bike garage i'm currently using 10w 40 fully synthetic (Eurol brand) and I think it's better then the 20w 50....

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Re: 20/50oil

Postby Crazy Kev » Sat May 27, 2017 8:29 pm

Millers 20/50
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Re: 20/50oil

Postby bilbob » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:37 pm

Might be a stupid question, but should I be using a bike specific oil in my r11s? I'm guessing being dry clutch, normal car stuff would also do?
I have some 15/40 left over from my car, any reason not to use that??


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