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When I switched from my 2007 VTX1300 to an 84 Gold Wing I was puzzled by one thing: Gold Wing owners don't seem to think synthetic oil is necessary.

With the VTX synthetic made shifting smoother, quieter and easier. It even made the clutch action better. Well, I switched my wing to the best of the synthetics - Amsoil.

Now my shifting is smoother, quieter and easier and the engine is quieter. And my clutch is much smoother. So, it appears Hondas do like synthetic oil.

If you are finding it hard to shift and it s louder than you like you might want to consider changing from dino oil.

Oh, my Gold WIng is so much more comfortable and better built than my American made VTX it is depressing.
 

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I have always used synthetic in my Wings. I tried to go with dino oil once and immediately noticed the change in clutch and shifting. Drained and put synthetic back in. I go 5k miles between changes but have read many comments on the auto forums about 10-12k miles being the best time to change based on oil analysis.

The synthetic really makes a difference in the Wing's klunky shifting which is still a little too much for my preference.
 

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i use regular castrol bike oil in both wings. if i remember right my 1500 calls for an oil change every 8000 miles and doesen't say to use or not to use synthetic. i change oil and filter between 4000 and 5000 miles
 

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i use regular castrol bike oil in both wings. if i remember right my 1500 calls for an oil change every 8000 miles and doesen't say to use or not to use synthetic. i change oil and filter between 4000 and 5000 miles
99% of use is considered Severe Service so your 4000 oil change interval is correct.

I took my Wing to 12,000 intervals on AMSOIL...

There was a definite difference between Petroleum and AMSOIL which was noticeable immediately. Smoother shifting, quieter running and lower oil temps.

Bob
 
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