15W50 oil for a 2005 F650GS Dakar with 870 km

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15W50 oil for a 2005 F650GS Dakar with 870 km

Postby r75boxer » Wed May 09, 2018 1:03 pm

Yup, that's not a typo. Over Christmas I purchased a 2005 F650GS Dakar with 870 km on the odometer and still with the so-called break-in oil. The manual calls for 15W50 mineral oil. I cannot source that combination in Canada. 10W40 and 20W50 mineral are easy to obtain but only synthetic in the aforementioned viscosity range. The manual clearly says not to use synthetic oil. The 10W40 seems a bit light as our temperature often start at 10C but quickly rise to 30C. Does anyone have experience or a recommendation for such a low mileage bike?

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Re: 15W50 oil for a 2005 F650GS Dakar with 870 km

Postby george baker » Wed May 09, 2018 1:18 pm

Hi
no info on oil but how did the bike only do 870Km in 12 years?

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Re: 15W50 oil for a 2005 F650GS Dakar with 870 km

Postby r75boxer » Wed May 09, 2018 1:24 pm

Apparently the fellow bought it for a 'bucket' trip to Alaska and changed his mind about going and riding in general. I'm hearing this second hand from his best friend but suspect he never rode before, or very little, and was not at ease riding it. The bike was then stored in a heated garage.

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Re: 15W50 oil for a 2005 F650GS Dakar with 870 km

Postby r75boxer » Wed May 09, 2018 4:56 pm

Further to my query, I just spoke [again] to my local BMW dealership regarding sourcing this particular grade of oil. They received no reply from BMW Canada after repeated attempts to contact.

Kevin

P.S. Sorry to open another thread on oil type/viscosity.
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