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Should I use petroleum-based oil or synthetic oil?

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Yes. BMW doesn’t recommend synthetic oil until the engine is broken-in. I notice that many bikes seem to require 10w-40 oil. Most manufacturers of course recommend their own specific name brand.,,

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