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Offlinebeemerbaz

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    Elf Oil
    « on: 2015-04-30 16:53:47 »
    https://www.lubadmin.com/upload/produit/fichepdf/lang_29/5280.pdf

    Any reason why I shouldn't use this in my K1600GT ?

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      Re: Elf Oil
      « Reply #1 on: 2015-04-30 20:31:06 »
      Bottle says semi not fully synthetic and its 10W40 not 5W40. Except for that why not.

      OfflineWildones

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        Re: Elf Oil
        « Reply #2 on: 2015-04-30 22:48:01 »
        If in doubt always check with your dealer. Personally have to agree with the experienced RTman and say fully synthetic best. As a matter of info - I recently put in Amsoil 0W 40 fully synthetic having read up and consulted with very informed members on another forum. For first 500 miles since changing my bike seemed clunkier than before and it's a 15 model bike, perhaps because the lubrication is so,much better that the gearbox cogs slide too easily, however it's now settling down and the gearbox is improving.

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          Re: Elf Oil
          « Reply #3 on: 2015-05-01 08:04:12 »
          Dealer recommends its own oil at £16 a litre for 5/40 but 2 of my friends on K1600 use a 10/40

          The reason for asking is I can get this Elf oil at £5 a litre via my son who works for an oil company. !

          I can imagine the answer if I ask my dealer ! I do have a litre of the BMW Performance oil bug it is liquid gold and not for sharing lol.

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            Re: Elf Oil
            « Reply #4 on: 2015-06-03 01:42:25 »
            FULL Syn is the BMW K1600 recommendation from the factory.  I would not skimp on that.  Try Rotella full syn if you want to save $20-$30 per oil change.  I still change mine every 5000 us mile no matter.  Lots of moving parts in the K16 so you have to keep them lubed and clean

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              Re: Elf Oil
              « Reply #5 on: 2015-06-03 21:25:11 »
              Look at the specs in the handbook and if the oil meets the correct grade, API and JASO ratings then you are covered.
              2012 K1600GT-SE