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    Posted: 09 Feb 2015 at 09:58
If you would like any oil advice or a recommendation for your bike please feel free to ask here and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
 
To help us to give the most accurate advice possible we do need some information about your Bike. e.g:

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Performance modifications:
Driving style: (road / off-road / track etc)

 
Any oil we recommend is available to buy from us (if you would like to) for delivery throughout the UK and many destinations in Europe. We offer a really extensive range of oils and lubricants from 11 major oil manufacturers at prices much lower than the high street and main dealers. We stock oils and fluids that meet pretty much all manufacturers and international specifications. Our brands include, Silkolene, Fuchs, Gulf, Castrol, Motul, Mobil, Millers Oils, Shell, Valvoline, Amsoil and Redline.
 
The good news is, now the Club is a member of our club discount scheme you can discounts of at least 10% across our entire range.

Any questions please ask here or contact us via email at sales@opieoils.co.uk

Finally, if there are any products we don't stock and you have difficulty getting hold of elsewhere, let us know and we'll see if we can stock them.

We look forward to being of help!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iceni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2015 at 08:34
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Bike details:
Moto Guzzi 750T, 1992
Lubricants required: 80W - 145 Hypoy for rear drive   1 litre
Molyslip for rear drive.

Can you supply see items please?

Also please advise price for maintenance kit for S&B type air filters.

Thanks and regards

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oilman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2015 at 10:54
Hi

I have the final drive listed as a 85w-140, not something that we have as it's a bit out dated, but we do have 80w-140s and 75w-140s. At operating temps, they are the same viscosity as a 75w-140, but they are thinner when cold, so flow better, putting less strain on components,

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-674-75w-140-gear-oil.aspx

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-677-80w-140-gear-oil.aspx

Sorry, but we don't sell Molyslip.

K&N cleaning products should be good for the filter

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-1151-cleaning-maintaining-your-kn-air-filter.aspx

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oilman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2015 at 14:14
Hi Folks,

Struggling to find the correct oil for your bike? Please as the Oilman for their professional advice and recommendation.

To help us to give the most accurate advice possible we do need some information about your bike. e.g:

Make:
Model:
Year:
Engine type:
Performance modifications:
Driving style: (road / off-road / track etc)
Any other information that may be relevant: e.g. approx BHP if modified, oil temps if known

For any advice please reply to the bump, fill out our Recommendation Forum or email us on [email]sales@opieoils.co.uk[/email], ring Opie Oils on 01209 202949

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Make: BMW
Model: K1100LT
Year:  1995
Engine type: 1064cc DOHC flat four 4v per cylinder
Performance modifications: None
Driving style: (road / off-road / track etc) Normal road use, moderate, very little if any thrashing, plenty of two up riding
 
As a footnote.
My bike was using quite a bit of oil, as is commonly reported with this model
The first 200 miles saw a noticeable drop in the level.
Oil being used in the history was 10/W - 40 Semi
One of the BMW club forum officials recommended switching out to a 20W-50 mineral oil which might improve it.
I took it with a pinch of salt, but did it anyway, and to my astonishment, after 250 miles since, have found he was right, and oil usage has gone down to pretty much nothing.
Would like to know if a fully synthetic would be better.
Don't mind spending money on my babies.
 
 
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For that particular bike the BMW official was correct.

It is better off with a good quality mineral 20-50 and this also reduces the risk of a synthetic ( thinner ) creeping past old seals and leaking ( particularly the main crank seal which will then contaminate the clutch.

Many have successfully used semi and full synthetic but it is not what is recommended and the mineral will be just fine.
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It makes sense that a thicker oil reduces oil consumption, but a 20w-50 mineral oil is not thicker than a 20w-50 synthetic. 20w-50 is 20w-50 no matter what it's made of. Yes, you can make a synthetic oil thinner than a mineral oil, but you can also make it thicker.  Synthetics are also more resistant to burning off than a mineral oil.

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Hello;
Moto Guzzi
EV-80
2002 touring
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40,000 miles
road rider
Please advise on best engine oil-trans oil-final drive oil
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Hi

According to my data, the standard spec was 10w-60 for the engine, but I don't think you'd have any issues using a 15w-50, 10w-50 or 20w-50 as other options.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-942-10w-60-engine-oils.aspx
http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-784-15w-50.aspx
http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-881-10w-50-engine-oils.aspx
http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-785-20w-50.aspx

The best oils there are the Silkolene Pro 4 and Comp 4, Motul 300v and 7100, Red Line, Shell Advance Ultra, Mobil Racing and Castrol Power 1 Racing. The Motul 5100, Castrol Power 1 and Silkolene Super 4 are good cheaper alternatives.

You need an 80w-90 for the gearbox and the Silkolene BOA is a good option.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-772-silkolene-boa-80w-90-for-gearboxes-and-final-drives.aspx

The original spec for the final drive is 85w-140, but that is no longer a common grade and we don't have any, so I would use a 80w-140 instead, like this.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-1018-red-line-synthetic-gear-oil-80w-140-gl5.aspx

A few people have told me that Moto Guzzi gearboxes and final drives aren't that smooth and can be a bit noisy. Because of that, I have suggested the Red Line Shockproof oils for them (as are used to sort out the same issues in Harleys) and the Lightweight is a good option for the gearbox and Heavy for the final drive. Not cheap, but top end stuff.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-1022-red-line-lightweight-shockproof-gear-oil-75w-90.aspx
http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-1023-red-line-heavy-shockproof-gear-oil-75w-140.aspx

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Thank you for the great advice;
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Model: V 850
Year: 2008
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Hi I'm new to the forum and also new to Moto Guzzi :-)

Please I need advice on engine oil and final drive oil. I live in Nigeria and the specified 10W60 seems to be scarce. I'm really trying to avoid importing oil anytime I need to do an oil change. 

Speaking of oil change how many Kilometres do I need to cover before an oil change and oil filter change 

I saw 15W50. Would that do. Considering its always hot here in Nigeria with a whole lot of traffic jam 

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Hi

To be honest, as it's  going to be getting hot (hot climate and sitting in traffic), a 10w-60 makes more sense for you than other people. Can you get a 15w-60 or 20w-60?

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I thought they had plenty of oil over there.

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thanks Tim. Will keep searching. Also at what's the oil change interval. How many Kilometres before an oil change & filter change 
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I thought so too. Beat me they don't have 10W60. I'll keep searching. Else I'll have to order. Would also like to know oil & filter change intervals so i know ho to plan my oil & filter orders. Thanks 
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