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Synthetic Oil too good for 1200

A friend of mine who owns a R1200RT 2016 just gave me four liters of MOtul V300
He tells me that according to his service tech this oil is "too" synthetic for his bike and should be used in 4 cylinder liter bikes. This is probably the best oil money can buy.
I plan on using it on my 1200 I think that argument is pure BS.

Any thoughts?


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I think it's too light unless it's cold out, also your motor will make more noise with the lighter oil. It is excellent oil just not for big twins. The argument it's too synthetic is just stupid.


P.S. It's just the right amount for an oil change on my zx-14, send it my way.
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Well your engine won't blow up. Just try for a while. It won't really make any difference except potential noise. As far as the best oil, that's always a topic of discussion.
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I think it's too light unless it's cold out, also your motor will make more noise with the lighter oil. It is excellent oil just not for big twins. The argument it's too synthetic is just stupid.


P.S. It's just the right amount for an oil change on my zx-14, send it my way.
As far a temperature, where I will ride it won´t get past 30C so if thats ok I figure I can switch from the 15W30 Synth Shell I have been using. 20W50 is just to thick for temps over hear.
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If you're using a 15w30 already I think the 10w 40 is fine, probably better. At that temp I'm surprised 20w50 is too thick. Both my twins live on 20w50, the zx on 10w40, my temps here run warmer for sure.
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20w-50 would be fine at 86 f. which is 30 c.

Maybe you can return it and exchange for 20w-50
Or Motul 10w-50
Heck, they have a whole slew of ranges... 10w-60 even

Or just use it until its gone in a couple years..
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Use it only in winter, 10w40 is not in spec range for summer weather, you'll need 20w50 or 15w50.
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It's more in spec than 15w30, that's some light oil there.
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Any thoughts?
It's too thin.

What is the reason you are using 15w30?
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It's too thin.

What is the reason you are using 15w30?
Lowest temps are around 10 hottest 25. Seems to be in range plus I got a killer price from Shell for their top of the line synth
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Motorex Boxer oil is the way to go. Hell it even has an image of our hexhead motor on the container!

Stemmed an oil burn issue on my bike, for which I am very grateful. (Current odometer reading just under 128K).
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