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    I don't want this to get into another big oil conversation. I have a 2018 DCT and when I changed the oil for the first time at 2500 miles, I used the recommended Honda OEM oil. I have always used Mobil 1 10w-30 synthetic in all my other Gl1800 Goldwings. I would like to use it in the 2018 DCT too.

    Has anyone used other than the recommended Honda oil and did you have any issues with the DCT? I'm sure the Mobil 1 would work fine in the engine but questioning about it's use for the DCT.

    Please no comments on the best oil to use, just if you have used other than OEM and if you had any DCT issues.

    Thanks!
    Mike

  • #2
    If it is 10w-30 and not "energy conserving" or "resource conserving" it's ok

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MGM1854 View Post
      I don't want this to get into another big oil conversation. I have a 2018 DCT and when I changed the oil for the first time at 2500 miles, I used the recommended Honda OEM oil. I have always used Mobil 1 10w-30 synthetic in all my other Gl1800 Goldwings. I would like to use it in the 2018 DCT too.

      Has anyone used other than the recommended Honda oil and did you have any issues with the DCT? I'm sure the Mobil 1 would work fine in the engine but questioning about it's use for the DCT.

      Please no comments on the best oil to use, just if you have used other than OEM and if you had any DCT issues.

      Thanks!
      Mike
      I’m using Amsoil motorcycle 10-30.

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      • #4
        What Dr. No said! I've used the Honda full Syn during one change, and I've use Mobil 1 15w 50 on the next one. The third change will be trying Rotella T-6 full Syn 5w-40.

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        • #5
          I'm over 30,000 miles now and I've settled in using the Rotella T-6 5w-40. The best I have found so far for the DCT and at a reasonable price.

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          • #6
            Oh no!!
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              • #8
                No issues at all with first change at 1000 mile with Honda full Syn had it done at my dealer the oil filter was put on so tithe had a hard time getting it off. Going to go back to Rottella T6 for the rest of its life or until something else better comes out.
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                  • #10
                    Honda full synthetic 10W30. No problems.

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                    • #11
                      I can't believe somebody started another oil thread. They never learn.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ShooterF6B View Post
                        I can't believe somebody started another oil thread. They never learn.
                        Who cares, it's not like the group is busy these days.

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                          • #14
                            Personally. Either one of these are great from a dual purpose stand point.

                            Its healthier for the bike, and me when I re purpose it for cooking up a batch of Fry's.(after 3,000 smiles)

                            I get what ever is on sale at my corner Walmart.

                            When I pick up a Fram Filter.

                            Nothing but the Best for my Scoot.

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                            "Rocky Tree & Comfort Risers".
                            Current bikes.
                            1981 CB900C 10 speed (Restored)
                            1986 GL1200 SEi
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                            • Dogbone
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                              You're a piece of work Rocky!

                            • Rocky
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                              I like to laugh at the dumbphuks out there!

                          • #15
                            Originally posted by Rocky View Post
                            Personally. Either one of these are great from a dual purpose stand point.

                            Its healthier for the bike, and me when I re purpose it for cooking up a batch of Fry's.(after 3,000 smiles)

                            I get what ever is on sale at my corner Walmart.

                            When I pick up a Fram Filter.

                            Nothing but the Best for my Scoot.

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                            The Great Buy version can leave a stain at the corners. Best to stay with the name brand on this one.
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                            • kwthom
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                              Um...



                              Use the good stuff...no smoke!

                          • #16
                            I’m sticking with good ol Honda oil..... tried um all and except for Amsoil there is NO difference....

                            “use Amsoil or your wing will explode

                            mattbcnv
                            2018 Pearl Stallion Brown DCT

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                            • Rocky
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                              FYI- Amsoil, is refined from fossilized Goldwing owners.

                            • kwthom
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                              Eventually, they will run out of those geriatric riders - then what?? 😂🤣

                          • #17
                            You may need to re-initialize your DCT after switching to Synthetic or vice versa.
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                            • Dogbone
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                              Interesting. Would not have thought about that. Makes sense.
                              Speaking of DCT, how often or under what circumstances, should the DCT be re-initialized? Besides this oil issue.

                          • #18
                            ok dumb question here. once you go full synthetic, is there an issue going back to semi or even non synthetic? the tech at the local dealer seemed to insinuate i need to stick with synthetic but when pressed just kept saying "dont mix the two"

                            The GW old GWers wish Honda would make.

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                            • Drgsin
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                              thank you. i think i caught him trying to act smart. lol

                            • kwthom
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                              Maybe I'd be a bit concerned that the "tech at the local dealer" would spew 💩

                            • Drgsin
                              Drgsin commented
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                              yea i got that since he really didnt have an answer lol. you cant mix the two...okay dude.

                          • #19
                            Originally posted by Drgsin View Post
                            ok dumb question here. once you go full synthetic, is there an issue going back to semi or even non synthetic? the tech at the local dealer seemed to insinuate i need to stick with synthetic but when pressed just kept saying "dont mix the two"
                            I can only speak to Amsoil, you can mix it with any other motor oil without harming your engine.

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                            • Drgsin
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                              thank you...

                            • GWRider
                              GWRider commented
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                              .....and make your own semi-synthetic oil cocktail. Not very scientific though.

                          • #20
                            You can re-initialize your bike as often as you see fit! It’s not going to hurt anything!

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