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PostSubject: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Tue May 11, 2021 12:32 pm

I know. Are you crazy?! An oil thread!! Suspect

Hear me out. The manual calls for 10w60, which as motorcycle lubricants go, isn't as common. I don't know the specific specs or additives Guzzi requires.

But hear me out. Which oil do you like that isn't 10w60? Or is that lunacy to fun something other than 10w60?

Personally, I've long run Motul in my Italian twins and V4s to great success. And those that wrench on these Italian beasts also love Motul. Is Motul, Castrol, Repsol, and LiquiMoly the predominant options? Do you like other viscosities? If so, what?
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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Tue May 11, 2021 12:39 pm

Keep using Motul, they make a 10/60. They(Guzzi) specify this for the heat shedding properties for oil cooling.

I put in whatever the owner want's. None of my own Guzzi's are new enough for 10/60 or Syn oil. I use 20/50 Dino.

It ain't the oil but when you change it, mine is 2000mi & filter at 10K. 4 of my 7 don't even have a filter.

When you get done changing oil, take a big SNIFF of it, vegetable oil smells different than petroleum. An oil thread.

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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Tue May 11, 2021 2:25 pm


What Steve said. Accept no substitutes. Keep using 10w-60. I don't like any other oil.



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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Tue May 11, 2021 2:37 pm

I've never used anything except Motul 10w60 full synth in both my GRiSO and Stelvio.  It is easily available for online purchase anywhere in the USofA.  That being said, if I had another brand of full synthetic 10w60 oil available to me locally at a lower price than the Motul, I would not hesitate to buy and use it.

I just wouldn't waver from either 10w60 or full synthetic.

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2012 MOTO GUZZI GRiSO 1200SE

2013 MOTO GUZZI STELVIO 1200NTX - Orange Blossom Special

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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Tue May 11, 2021 2:40 pm

beetle wrote:

What Steve said. Accept no substitutes. Keep using 10w-60. I don't like any other oil.




Steak wrote:
I've never used anything except Motul 10w60 full synth in both my GRiSO and Stelvio.  It is easily available for online purchase anywhere in the USofA.  That being said, if I had another brand of full synthetic 10w60 oil available to me locally at a lower price than the Motul, I would not hesitate to buy and use it.

I just wouldn't waver from either 10w60 or full synthetic.

All good. That's what I needed to hear. Thank you!

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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Tue May 11, 2021 3:03 pm

Just looked at my local O'Reilly's and they have this:  Castrol Edge - Full Syinthetic

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I'd use it.

Even a bit less expensive at NAPA

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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Tue May 11, 2021 3:04 pm

Steak wrote:
Just looked at my local O'Reilly's and they have this:  Castrol Edge - Full Syinthetic

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I'd use it.




Ahh, good. I saw that AF! Racing sells that as part of a selection of kits. Good to know that it's available as a backup. I think I'll stick with Motul... for now.
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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Tue May 11, 2021 7:56 pm

Don't overlook Maxima Triple Ester 10-60 I Drained the Motul 7100 out and ran what I like best..It's had Motorex 10-60, and 7100 in this bike from the old owner up to 5400 miles. All three are top tier stuff, but I liked the Maxima overall the best.. Air cooled Monster 1100, and Aprilia V-2.

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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Tue May 11, 2021 8:09 pm

Usually run motul but it became difficult to find with the ‘rona. Using supercar as above. More avail and a little less on the wallet. No complaints, works good. Would use again

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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Tue May 11, 2021 11:16 pm

The engineer who performed the oil tests for Guzzi says Motul 8100 10w60 is the best oil for our engines. Mobil 1 is also a good choice

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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Tue May 11, 2021 11:38 pm

Apart from using a synthetic to cope with the flash-heating I'm of the opinion that you could use just about any viscosity you like. The thermal carriage factor/difference between a 10/60 and a 5/40 is minimal, they will both wedge effectively where they need to.

I use a 10/60 because it's what is recommended and I have an account with Penrite who make good lubricants and are Australian but really I wouldn't die in a ditch over it.....

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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Wed May 12, 2021 3:32 am

In UK so i use Morris oils Multivis MLR 10W-60.
Morris oils
The company has a good history providing oils for classic vehicles and motorsports

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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Wed May 12, 2021 9:12 am

Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.

I opted for full synthetic Motul as it was easily available on Amazon. I couldn't find it at any local moto shops. I'll keep the Castrol in the back pocket in the case I need something much quicker.
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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Wed May 12, 2021 10:15 am

Fortunately it appears almost impossible to pick a "bad" or wrong 10W60, with a spread like that you're almost guaranteed a synthetic/blend meeting the requirements (it's good to check of course).

Though it's fun to split hairs. jocolor

voulga77 wrote:
The engineer who performed the oil tests for Guzzi says Motul 8100 10w60 is the best oil for our engines. Mobil 1 is also a good choice

Good info, thanks!

Here's the marketing brief for 8100 10W60.

My small shop is a Motul distributor, I pour a ton of 8100 meeting the needed MB approvals. Looks like I have a new oil for when my supply of Silkolene is exhausted.

Or do I dump that shite now and go straight to the 8100... affraid Laughing  

I agree with Pete about the flash heating, if I had a stash of (for example) 300V or Maxima 15W50 collecting dust, I wouldn't be scared to use it in a pinch, perhaps with a shorter drain interval.

As mentioned above by BrandX, Maxima products are simply OUTSTANDING and often overlooked, probably due to cost unfortunately.

P.S. In the unlikely event any GRiSO owners in my area are reading and need a jug of Motul, Liqui-Moly, or Redline at cost, please hit me up via PM.

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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Wed May 12, 2021 6:02 pm

I use the Motul 8100 or Liquimoly 10W60 in all but the Convert which gets Brad Penn or Valvoline VR1 20W50.

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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Sun May 16, 2021 10:17 am

Getting ready for an oil change, I found myself with 2liters of AGIP on the shelf and no more to be found online.
So, is it ok to mix 2liters AGIP with another 1.5liters Motul? Both would be 10W-60.
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PostSubject: Re: Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other?   Which oil do you like; 10w60 or other? Icon_minitime1Sun May 16, 2021 11:47 am

The uneducated say yes. Lets see what the educated say.

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It'll be fine.

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