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Will Castrol Power RS Racing 4T synthetic oil do well in my 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 with 109kmi.

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Synthetics work great in Goldwings, but it does need to be a motorcycle oil for wet clutch's. Look for the JASO MA rating for Japanese engines on the bottle. Do not use oils that say ENERGY CONSERVING on the label, they will shorten the life of the gears and wet clutch.

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