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    What Oil?

    I'm sure it's been asked before, but what oil should I be using in my new 2019 K1600GT that won't bankrupt me like the BMW oil?

    Penzoil 5W40 EU?

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    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
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    If 5w-40 is the correct weight Castrol Power1 4T meets the specs.
    $53 for a 6 pack.
    https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B008MISD...v_ov_lig_dp_it
    Lee
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    With a wet clutch, automotive oil is out of the question due to friction modifiers that will wreck the wet clutch. MA2 rating is a must.
    I find Liqui Moly from Beemerboneyard to be a great alternative to BMW oil and in spite of the name, there is no molybdenum in the oil... YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    If 5w-40 is the correct weight Castrol Power1 4T meets the specs.
    $53 for a 6 pack.
    https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B008MISD...v_ov_lig_dp_it

    This is what I use and where I get it. Sometimes you'll find this on sale and I buy a few cases. You can also get the filters and crush washers from Amazon.
    While you're at it, make the change simple and buy the super plug from RL on the K1600forum
    Jon
    K1600GT & R1200GSA

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