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Old 03-11-2013, 06:07 PM
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Default Synthetic or conventional oil?

Hey, fellas. New 2013 Street Bob owner here. I'm new to the Harley world, so, sorry in advanced if my inquiry has been asked and answered a billion times, but....

What do you guys recommend for motor oil for your Harley - synthetic or conventional?
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:11 PM
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Conventional
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:14 PM
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Easy answer....At 1,000 mile break in service, switch to synthetic. It has superior properties to conventional.
Amsoil motorcycle, Mobil 1 v-twin, HD Syn 3, and many other choices available.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:22 PM
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Easy answer....At 1,000 mile break in service, switch to synthetic. It has superior properties to conventional.
Amsoil motorcycle, Mobil 1 v-twin, HD Syn 3, and many other choices available.
I would have to agree
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:28 PM
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Been off the forum for almost 2 years. Come back today and guess what an oil thread.

Reminds me of that scene from Crocodile Dundee when he turns on I Love Lucy and says, "Yup, that's what I saw!"
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:30 PM
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I ran conventional for 5000 miles on both my new harleys . than switched to amsoil 20w50.
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Synth in a Twin Cam every time, they run too hot for conventional oil.
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Get the best of both worlds. Use a syn blend.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:12 PM
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Please dear sweet Jesus!
Not another syn vs. dino opinion thread!

Well, as long as we're here, syn.

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:17 PM
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Please dear sweet Jesus!
Not another syn vs. dino opinion thread!

Well, as long as we're here, syn.

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Hahaha! Sorry, man. Like I said, I know it's been asked an answered a billion times, but I'm a green Harley owner. I'm getting my 1000 mile checkup done and the dude told me he doesn't use synthetic oil.
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