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Maybe this has been discussed before, but I am still confused about the engine oil. Can't decide between synthetic and regular. I just want to know what kind of engine oils everyone using and how often you change your engine oil? Personally I am not a big fan of synthetics, but I have seen a lot of oil change locations now offering synthetic oil. So what do you guys suggest? Any recommendation based on personal experience will be greatly appreciated.

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You will get all kinds of answers on this one!
1. Make sure you use one that meets the specs for the Wing.
2. Whether you use dino or synthetic, as long as your bike has warranty I submit you should follow the change intervals recommended and keep receipts to prove you have done so.
 

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Honda synthetic blend and filter every 5k miles or at the end of the season, whichever comes first.
 

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Oil opinions are as numerous as elbows, everybody has em, so I am with the crowd that uses Honda synthetic blend and their filter every 5K. Mama Honda oughta know best, at least during the warrantee. The even 5K change is deeply imbedded in me, been doing it for years in all cars, trucks & bikes, so easy to remember, don't have to look up mileage at previous change.
 

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Amsoil and filter both. Use synthetic in both my previous Wings too. If I still had an air cooled 750 (or any other a/c bike) I'd use Amsoil in it for sure.
 

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Synthetic oil is far superior to dino oil. We did some testing while I was a pro racer back in the 80's and the engine temp decreased with 15C after changing to Castrols then called GPS oil. Since then I have not put anything but synthetic oil in my vehicles. However, Kendalls synthetic motorcycle racing oil caused us to burn up clutches, so I always make sure that the S numbers (SG, SF, SM.....) on the bottle match the manufactorers specs. I have yet to hear about a void warranty due to correct use of synthetic oils and think that it's very unlikely.
 

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Use Amsoil in my Duramax too. Helps to have a riding friend that's a dealer (er, Amsoil 'dealer').
 

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Mobile 1 10W40. Best deal per quart for synthetic (if you buy the 5 quart jug). Smoother shifting than other syns I have tried.
 

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Oil? What oil? :eek:
 

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My Honda dealer sold me Honda's synthetic oil this time, don't know, it might be a new product, its in a gold bottle and described as a synthetic blend, 10-40, formulated for motorcycle engines and gears. It was my first time to change the oil myself in the Wing, easy to do, hardly any cleanup, I like the filter on the bottom next to the drain plug, rather than half way up on the motor as the Harley's have theirs.
 

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I will be changing mine for the first time in the morning, 2000 miles since new end of December. I picked up the wallv world st6607 filters and a jug of t6 5=40 Rotilla.
 

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Valvoline Motorcycle Racing Formula 10w-40 with Honda filter. It made a big difference in the shifting noise and everything seems quieter.
 

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Mobile 1 10W40. Best deal per quart for synthetic (if you buy the 5 quart jug). Smoother shifting than other syns I have tried.
Just a word of caution...Mobile 1 auto oils are now using "moly" in their formula......Their motorcycle blend does not use the "moly."
 

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Today was the first time I had a chance to get out after changing oil 2 weeks ago, when I went from Honda GN-4 to their premium synthetic blend, gold can HP-4. I rode about 150 miles and could tell a positive difference in ease of shifting and a quieter engine and transmission. Not being an oil guru, I feel more comfortable running Honda oil in my '08 GW, and I have to believe this HP-4 has to be as good as most any other synthetic.
 
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