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Just wanted to start a thread for the fluids and lubricants that are used with the G310R. Please leave a post with the type/brand of fluids/lubricants that you use with your bike.

Oil: 15W-50 Advantec

Coolant: Antifreeze with corrosion inhibitor

Brake fluid: DOT4

Chain lube: seems to be paraffin based, waxy

Lubricants for other bike parts: ?
 

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Also found out that we have Valvoline 4-Stroke Motorcycle Conventional 10W-40 Motor Oil in the garage.
So far:

Oil: Valvoline 4-Stroke Motorcycle Conventional 10W-40 Motor Oil

Chain lube:
Motul C2 lubricant

Chain Cleaner: kerosene
 

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You can probably get a can to test it out yourself, pretty cheap at around $13 a can. Just need to let it soak in overnight or else you could get some sticky buildup.
 

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My biggest worry is the lube being flung around or attracting every bit of dirt on the road, especially because I want the GS model to go on some dirt roads.
 

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I have a feeling they're banking on a large portion of riders being in the city. Couldn't tell you how many bikes like that I have seen in the city, makes you question WHY BOTHER. Can't see myself riding around the city in anything but a cruiser or sport bike.
 

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My G310r just had the first 1000 km check.
Everything okay !
After Some days and a small Ride I found fluid under the beamer !!!!!!!!
Oil ?
Informed my dealer and hè asked to come to the shop.
There they found out is was cooling liquid.
The pump was leaking and they are going to change the pump.
Ordering the parts ........ gasket can be delivered in october (2017)

They are trying to get the parts earlier (steal them from te factory) but untill then I can Ride the beamer, just have to pay attention to the fluid level.

Strange that they can deliver a new bike and ..... No spare parts.
 

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This is generally the case with new bikes and cars, the factory produces the full models before they start churning out spar parts. Maybe if the dealership specifically orders something, they'll make an extra and ship it over?
 

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Coolant leak and parts availability!

My G310r just had the first 1000 km check.
Everything okay !
After Some days and a small Ride I found fluid under the beamer !!!!!!!!
Oil ?
Informed my dealer and hè asked to come to the shop.
There they found out is was cooling liquid.
The pump was leaking and they are going to change the pump.
Ordering the parts ........ gasket can be delivered in october (2017)

They are trying to get the parts earlier (steal them from te factory) but untill then I can Ride the beamer, just have to pay attention to the fluid level.

Strange that they can deliver a new bike and ..... No spare parts.
Same problem here, less than 1000kms and engine coolant leak. Seems to be a problem with this model. My bike was collected and awaiting a response in terms of waiting period for parts. Also dropped bike, and no eta on clutch lever. Gear selector bent - how I don't know - but at least that has arrived at dealer.
 

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I contacted Motul USA about suitability of Motul 5100 for G310R which has "diamond like carbon" DLC coating on the cam followers and wrist pin. He said that 5100 had almost no moly and was suitable for use in engines with DLC coating. It is important to stay away from oils which have significant amounts of molybdenum compound additives because the DLC coating can erode over time from interaction of the moly additive with the coating.

Motul 5100 also is suitable for machines with catalytic converters ( stay away from high zinc diesel type oils even though they may be JASO MA rated).

BMW recommends 15W-50 which seems a bit thick for a thermostatically controlled liquid cooled engine with internal oil cooler (inter-cooler which uses engine coolant to maintain oil temperature at the same temp as the engine coolant). On most machines, 10W40 would fill the bill for this setup with plain rod bearings and a 215 degree F thermostat, but I suspect that BMW recommends this relatively heavy weight oil because of the 6K mile oil change interval. In shared sump engines, transmission gears are responsible for shearing oil to a lower viscosity and the more miles you run, the more the oil shears. So theoretically the best, most shear stable 15W50 might shear to a 15W40 or even a 15W30 over 6K miles depending on how hard the machine was driven. It is good to start with a thick oil if you intend to stay with the recommended 6K OCI. In my humble opinion, I think 6K is stretching it, especially if you are running hard in warm climates. My preference would be to dump and replace the oil at 3K and replace the filter at every 6K.
 

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Just an update on oil..

I still think that the Motul 5100 15W50 is a good value relative to the BMW house brand 15W50 (available from Amazon USA)

I tried to find the Shell Advance AX7 which is a very close blend to the BMW/Shell semi-synthetic (it may be the identical blend) but it is not available in the USA market.

I did find that Shell Advance Ultra 4T 15W50 full synthetic is available in the USA in 15W50 from Advance Auto Parts for less money than the BMW branded Shell 15W50 semi-synthetic blend ;

No oil filter company yet lists a compatible oil filter so for now the dealer is the only source for the $ expensive $15.55 filter

I still maintain that even the best oils will shear excessively in the gear box over 6000 miles, so for me, I would replace the oil at 3000 miles and replace the oil filter at 6000 miles.
 

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Were to find the members change oil and filter video please.
Are u asking for a video on an oil change?
Pretty straight forward really.
Drain plug is on the bottom of engine, remove and dump oil, replace plug.
Filter is very visible on front of engine, remove and replace.
Engine oil filler, right side of engine case, add oil.
Start engine, run for thirty seconds, then check oil level and
plug, filter for proper sealing.
 
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Engine Oil Change Tutorial


This is a very good tutorial on changing oil and filter on the G310 both R and GS


The stupid forum rules prevent me from posting a direct link to the tutorial but you can use the below stream to get to the post.

BMW G310R Forum --2017 BMW G310R - GS Tech Section ---Service and Maintenance --Tutorial: Engine Oil Change
 

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Look on one of the threads.
One of our active members (was it Heap ?) posted a complete article with pictures on how to change oil.
I saw it yesterday when I was looking for something else but can’t remember what thread it was.
Good luck in finding it 😜
 
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