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Mobil 1 V Twin 1,757 28.45%
Mobil 1 20/50 gold cap 283 4.58%
Redline 408 6.61%
Royal purple 276 4.47%
Rev tech 66 1.07%
Bel Ray 36 0.58%
HD 360 570 9.23%
Syn 3 1,057 17.12%
Amsoil 1,698 27.50%
Dynacycle 24 0.39%
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What Brand Engine Oil do you use in your bike

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Old 08-10-2005, 01:42 PM
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Let's see what's being used
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TCSTD, I went on ahead and posted Mobil 1 V-twin instead of the Syn3 that is in my bike as I am going to the Mobil 1 at my next change. I don't like the Syn3 at all, and since I have used the Mobil 1 before I am going back.
I used Valvoline's dino moto oil in my 1100 Shadow because temperature wasn't an issue, and the dino oil worked just fine in it. My Ultra is a different story!

TCSTD, have you seen the new synthetic oil by Valvoline? I saw it in Autozone the other day, and they make it in 20w-50 and it is CF rated also. This may be another contender for us, and at $4.99 a quart the price is good too!
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I think I will stick with the M1 even though it is more costly, I like the results.
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I saw one product on M1's website:

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Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50
Formulated specifically for four-cycle V-twin engines. Key benefits of Mobil 1® V-Twin 20W-50:
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I assume this is the one I want for the 04 Fatty? Correct?

I'm becoming a convert myself but I'm so ignorant on the subject it scares me. If it were high end audio or home theater room acoustics or something, I'd be a plethora of useless information.. But I know diddly squat about oil. Trying to learn though and google a bunch.

The thing I know about Mobil 1 is their reputation.. While searching for myself (ie. looking for a job) out of college, I sold Porsche's, Audi's, Lotus.. Their mechanics at the dealer swore by the stuff from Mobil 1.

Are we or do we have the same poll for transmission and primary fluids? That would also be interesting.
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The mobil 1 V Twin is 20/50, that's the correct one

>>>Are we or do we have the same poll for transmission and primary fluids? That would also be interesting.


Done!
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Mobile 1 15/50 is not listed?


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TC,

I know this gets kicked around a lot, I just visited a different HD site where I read it suggested to run 75/90 in the Primary.

I'll go search pococj's post on the line up comparing to 75/90 but what harm if any would this cause?

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Not to pick on them tooo much as I see they're a featured vendor over there..

But I've hit a few different forums and googled and Man o' Man.. Amsoil sure has a lot of presence (ie marketing push) out there.
I've seen some sites where they have comparisons that of course make them out to be the best and the site attempts to appear as an independent credible comparison on the surface but it doesn't take long to see it's their own show and tell advertisement. hmmmm I don't think I'd use them purely for that reason.. A business practice principle issue to me.
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TC,

I know this gets kicked around a lot, I just visited a different HD site where I read it suggested to run 75/90 in the Primary.

I'll go search pococj's post on the line up comparing to 75/90 but what harm if any would this cause?

Not an expert here, but I don't think 75/90 is a good choice for thr primary, too thick even though it's rated differently than engine oil. What you have to be carefull of in any oil is friction modifiers, there bad for any clutch.
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Not to pick on them tooo much as I see they're a featured vendor over there..

But I've hit a few different forums and googled and Man o' Man.. Amsoil sure has a lot of presence (ie marketing push) out there.
I've seen some sites where they have comparisons that of course make them out to be the best and the site attempts to appear as an independent credible comparison on the surface but it doesn't take long to see it's their own show and tell advertisement. hmmmm I don't think I'd use them purely for that reason.. A business practice principle issue to me.

I agree with you completely!
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