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After talking about what are the best oils to use in our GL1100's and making sure that the container doesn't say" Energy Conserving": and that it doesn't contain any friction reducers. I looked at my Mobil1 15W-40 synthetic and it has no such labels so I guess that is good. But then I checked the Honda Gold Synthetic 20W-50 and it says contains MOLY. Some were saying that the Honda Gold is the one to use but check your bottles as mine does say it contains MOLY.
After all your help, I have decided that any name brand synthetic oil that doesn't have any friction reducers or additives like moly or others in the 10W-40 grade would be perfect so no need to spend double on those high price brands like Amsoil or Royal Purple when I'm ok with changing it at 3-5 thousand miles anyway. That should be all I need when I hit the interstates in August.
Thanks again guys for all the data and opinions. Joe
 

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I use the Honda synthetic blend 10w40 without moly..
 

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Moly means nothing... Lack of Energy Conserving label means nothing...

Can an auto oil be used ? Yes.. IF it has the proper Specs... An API SG or SG/SH ... Not SH, SJ, SL, SM etc... UNLESS it has the JASO MA or better yet, MA 2 rating.

Auto oils do not have the additives for Anti-Rust and Corrosion or Anti-Wear additives that a Motorcycle oil does.

The additives are what you are paying for and it is more than just extended drain intervals.

The Best isn't cheap
Cheap isn't The Best


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I put Bertolli brand olive oil in for the last 200K. Make sure its Extra Virgin.
 

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I have heard that petroleum based lubes can give you an infection. Does KY make an engine oil?
Nope, but their tubes sure make it easy to fill my final drive!
 

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Oops. I just re-read that. I think these comments have gone just too far.
 
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