Recent Topics
48 hours and a used car
by Imp4. 12/18/18 09:32 AM
Test driving PHEV w no battery charge
by RichardS. 12/18/18 09:02 AM
2005 Ford PSD with hard shifts when cold?
by racin4ds. 12/18/18 08:08 AM
18% off Ravenol + EVERYTHING @ Blauparts.com
by CleverUserName. 12/18/18 07:48 AM
Mattress shopping .....
by dblshock. 12/18/18 04:57 AM
AmazonBasics Oil May Drive Prices Down
by knerml. 12/18/18 04:45 AM
Hemi MDS issues are how common?
by Gasbuggy. 12/18/18 03:21 AM
Why use Redline and Redline Clone oils...
by burla. 12/17/18 11:38 PM
Tire choice
by CincyReds. 12/17/18 11:14 PM
Transmission fluid leak
by dawgn86. 12/17/18 07:53 PM
QuickJack BL-5000SLX and my Optima...
by WhizkidTN. 12/17/18 07:23 PM
Champion Air Filter Opinions?
by JerryBob. 12/17/18 06:18 PM
Tundra transfer case plug torque (Borg Warner)
by Idlewild294. 12/17/18 06:03 PM
Winter tire question?
by Muskieteer. 12/17/18 05:31 PM
Who makes good ball joints these days?
by GSCJR. 12/17/18 04:51 PM
Bought a used Ford Fusion
by krismoriah72. 12/17/18 04:14 PM
Newest Members
MuhThugga, wxo, dbierman, keyblade, leeal
66716 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
121 registered members (2K2AcuraTL, amblerman, 64bawagon, 97f150, 28oz, 12 invisible), 1,979 guests, and 42 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics295,214
Posts4,930,165
Members66,716
Most Online2,553
Oct 27th, 2018
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Gold wing oil? #4612755
12/24/17 07:35 AM
12/24/17 07:35 AM
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 168
EasTn
Sealbilly Offline OP
Sealbilly  Offline OP
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 168
EasTn
Anyone run the 15w30 Delo SD in their wing yet? Looks to me the 15w would shear less over time than 10w.

Re: Gold wing oil? [Re: Sealbilly] #4613081
12/24/17 01:14 PM
12/24/17 01:14 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,141
Michigan
ZZman Offline
ZZman  Offline
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,141
Michigan
My buddy has owned many wings and hasn't used anything but regular Mobil 1 in all his.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: Gold wing oil? [Re: Sealbilly] #4613199
12/24/17 03:35 PM
12/24/17 03:35 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,045
The Midwest
skyactiv Offline
skyactiv  Offline
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,045
The Midwest
I'd have no problem using that oil in a wing myself.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Wanted: 2019 Ford Ranger
Re: Gold wing oil? [Re: Sealbilly] #4613492
12/24/17 11:34 PM
12/24/17 11:34 PM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 4,045
Central Wisconsin
dwendt44 Offline
dwendt44  Offline
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 4,045
Central Wisconsin
No reason why the 15W-30 wouldn't work just fine
in a Gold Wing.
I would point out that Rotella 5W-40 is very popular
with Wing owners.

My 2


There's no such thing as:
Too big of a battery,
Too large of a gas tank,
or too loud of a horn,
or too bright headlights.
Re: Gold wing oil? [Re: dwendt44] #4617389
12/29/17 03:44 AM
12/29/17 03:44 AM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1
Iowa
essixx Offline
essixx  Offline
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1
Iowa
I use Mobile Delvac 15w-40 conventional Diesel oil in my Goldwing and Suzuki Hayabusa. Worked great in both. Only UOA I did was this year after a 3500 mile round trip from Iowa, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and back to Iowa. UOA was great. Only notable section would be it sheared from the 40 weight to the high side of a 30 weight. Been using the Delvac in various bikes for close to 20 years and have been happy.
I have found for me personally, I do not like how the Rotella synthetic 5w-40 shears. Never had it tested but in less than 1000 miles, on any motorcycle I used it in, the shifting would become so notchy I had to change it out. I may be more sensitive to my shifts, I like to feel it snick into gear, not have to work at it to change into the next gear and sometimes feel it sort of hang up or mildly grind, only way I can describe the feeling. Just did not care for it.
Just my experience.

Re: Gold wing oil? [Re: Sealbilly] #4617510
12/29/17 08:37 AM
12/29/17 08:37 AM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,952
Cedar Park, TX
sunruh Offline
sunruh  Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,952
Cedar Park, TX
gold wings have some of the least wearing engines on the planet.
countless uoa's prove it.
i bet they could go 100,000 miles on pelican wiz and 4 drops of chicken fat

yes 15w30 should shear less than 10w30, but again i doubt i have seen many goldwing uoas that shows shear.

the less the spread - ie needing vii - the less chance of shear.

there are some winter weights that dont (ie very shear resistant) but almost all of the straight weights dont
i've tested sae30 with no shear and yet seen 15w50s and 20w50 drop out in under 5hrs.
oh this gives me another chance to bash castrol gtx 20w50 that fell to a high 30wt in my test of it.

but, all in all, a goldwing motor is more tolerant of its oil than the rider ever will be.
it is simply one heck of a motor

steve


motorcycle oil myth buster

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™