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Re: R1100S questions

Hello Dave,

I use the BMW oil in my R1100S. The BMW store recommends it, my independent mechanic (BMW trained) recommend it, and the cost is reasonable.

The trouble with checking the oil is getting the engine up to temperature. It was less than 40 degrees this when I left home this morning, and I drove 12 miles. The oil did not come out of the cooler, and would have given me a low reading. Yesterday afternoon I rode the same route, but the air temp was 75, and the oil level looked fine, lower 1/4 of the glass.

 I hope you grow to enjoy yours as much as I do mine.

- -Rene

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> DB, It's ok to ask about any of this stuff. We need the traffic ;-)) 
> The hot buttons are oil, tires, and surging. 
> Red cap Mobil 1 is now gone from the shelves as I understand it. The 
> last couple times I was in Wallly World, the cap is now the same color 
> as the bottle. Silver grey. That's what I will go to when my still 
> new bike (7k miles) is broken in. Since you just got this bike, and 
> may not know the history of it, my advice to you would be to put dino 
> 20-50 Castrol or = in there for now. Then, only after you have 
> confirmed that the motor doesn't burn oil, you can switch to synth. I 
> like Mobil 1, and others have other opinions. 
> In the tranny, use a good quality gear oil or a synth. I use Castrol 
> gear oil and add Gear Guard to it (a moly additive). Works great. 
> Bob Hadden '05R12GS, '62R27 
> On Sep 26, 2005, at 9:52 AM, Dave Blumgart wrote: 
> > Thanks, all. 
> > 
> > Regarding octane, I had a feeling that it took 89-91 US-style, but I 
> > figured better to go too high than too low. 'Sides, with those d*mnned 
> > one-hose pumps, if you fill premium and the guy before went low-test, 
> > in 
> > the end you are getting 89-91! 
> > 
> > Every newsgroup/mail list has its subjects that incite strong feelings 
> > and ignite flame wars. I'm curious what engine oil people use, 
> > synthetic (specifically red cap Mobile 1) vs. alternatives, but on 
> > other 
> > groups oil has been an incendiary issue. How's it work here? Can this 
> > be brought up? 
> > 
> > Actually, is there an archive for this list? I can't find one with 
> > Google. 
> > 
> > And are there other detonators I should avoid triggering? 
> > 
> > DB