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Old 10-12-2013, 10:04 PM
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Default 2014 Street Glide 500 Mile oil question

Just reached 500 miles and I was going to change my own oils as I have always have done.
I noticed that I had 4 quarts of Castrol Power RS V-Twin 20w-50 and
3 quarts of Valvoline 4tstroke motorcycle oil 20w-50 laying around in my work shed. Both are Full Synthetic.

Question... seeing how I got this oil, I don't want to waste it. Can I use it in my 2014 Street Glide 103? Can I use it in the transmission and the primary? Would one brand be better in the tranny vs. the primary vs motor?

At the next 500 mile service, I planned on getting Redline motor, tranny, and gear oil. But for now, I just cant see spending the bucks.
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my rule is any motor oil in the motor,gearlube in the gearbox,and anything that says v twin in primary,v twin doesn't have additives that will lead to clutch slip.
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Read this and decide for yourself:Oil Study
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Read this and decide for yourself:Oil Study
many people put moble one vtwin in all 3 holes.
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my rule is any motor oil in the motor,gearlube in the gearbox,and anything that says v twin in primary,v twin doesn't have additives that will lead to clutch slip.
so are you saying its ok to use?
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so are you saying its ok to use?
Yes, by all means.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:15 PM
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Go for it, it won't hurt a thing but if your going to change it again at 1000 service I'd just use a cheap dino
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:27 PM
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Wouldn't hurt a bit to use it.

What I've learned:

....and on the record, I hate "branded" oils as a rule, from Polaris snowmobile to HD brand....

Harley Formula + is the best I've found in the primary.... ESPECIALLY if you have a hydraulic clutch. And I've run everything. Drag Specialties primary fluid isn't bad, but tough to find.

In the engine I prefer Amsoil 20w50 VTwin, and in the trans I run Amsoil Severe Gear 75-110
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Go for it, it won't hurt a thing but if your going to change it again at 1000 service I'd just use a cheap dino
I wouldn't do that, and here's my reasoning:

You never empty all of the oil during a service. There is still 8-12 ounces of fluid left in the engine after you drain it, roughly 8 ounces in the primary, and about the same in the transmission.

Switching to a product that is closer to what you are going to run on a permanent basis will start thinning the old stuff out sooner.



Would it hurt to go cheap dino? Nah, not a bit.

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Old 10-13-2013, 02:33 AM
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Just wondering why the change at 500 miles.The MOCO recommends first service at 1000.
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