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I HAVE A 05 GS1150 AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT GRADE ENGINE OIL GOES INTO IT!!

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Find downloadble version of workshop manual here: http://www.ebooksquad.com/2007/12/02/bmw-r-1150-gs-evo-adventure-maintenance-schedule.html

This has all the details you need.

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