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Engine Oil Poll

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View Poll Results: Engine Oil Poll
Mobil 1 V Twin 518 34.15%
Mobil 1 red or gold cap 51 3.36%
Redline 66 4.35%
Royal Purple 44 2.90%
Bel Ray 7 0.46%
HD 360 118 7.78%
Syn 3 183 12.06%
Amsoil 381 25.12%
Lucas 42 2.77%
OTHER (Please Specify) 114 7.51%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 1517. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Apr 24th, 2012, 11:50 PM     #261
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My current ride “Seabiscuit’ came from the garage of a millionaire, talk about culture shock to the poor thing. But he is in addition to being multi business owner, works as an Oil Research and Development Specialist. And when I flew to Fla to pick up the bike he picked me up at the airport in Naples and talked techno stuff I have no idea what spewed out of him for an hour ride about oil,, quantum this, elasticity of molecular that,, but bottom line is he used Amsoil, I figure, ok. One interesting thing I did not know was oil can be too slick for a Harley. It has to have some fancy “tach” quality or the bearing race can spin around the shaft, and the actual bearings not be working and you can clearly see the problem there. He said HD oil was the worst in all his findings, in every category of every test,, but that is the oil I’ve always used since 1973, with no oil related issues. But I now use Amsoil since that’s all that’s ever been in Seabiscuit, so far so good.
I recently spoke with an Indy who recommended airplane oil. Said it allows things to "spin" as they should instead of " hammer" - has some failed parts for proof. Don't know enough to say I agree or not, but interesting nonetheless.

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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 06:13 PM     #262
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Re: Engine Oil Poll

Mobil 1 V-Twin for the engine, Mobil 1 Racing Motorcycle oil in the primary, and Spectro 6-speed for the trans.
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Old Jun 5th, 2012, 09:22 PM     #263
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straight 50 canadian tire in my 74 shovel
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Old Jun 12th, 2012, 03:37 PM     #264
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Re: Engine Oil Poll

Spectro Full Syn


Quote: Originally Posted by glider View Post
I wanted to post a poll to find out what kind of engine oil you use to get an idea of what's being used.


Please keep all conversations and questions on oils to the oil forum instead of posting them in the POLL threads.

The POLL threads are for gathering information on the products and not for discussions about the products themselves .

The OIL forum is for the questions and answers.

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Old Jun 18th, 2012, 03:11 PM     #265
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Re: Engine Oil Poll

I am on my 3rd Harley and have run Amsoil, dino and gear lubes with good results. I changed my 2005 RK over to M1 20w50 Vtwin syn in all 3 holes. Upper end noise quieted down and trans shifted consistanly with less clunk into gear from neutral. I have run this in all 3 holes on this RK, my 2007 E/glide and now my '11 Heritage. all with good results. Oil is avail local for $10 a qt and easy to remember when it is time to change. Same stuff throughout. My 2 cents.
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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 10:52 AM     #266
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Recently I changed to Mobile 1 V twin 20 50 for th eengine and primary. For the tranny I put Mobile 70-140 SL which s a Tranny gear lube. Went 70 - 40 because of the numerous days over 105 here in Lawton Ok
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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 09:25 AM     #267
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Spectro Platinum 20w50 synthetic.

Change every 7500 miles or once a year.
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Old Aug 6th, 2012, 07:29 PM     #268
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Valvoline VR1 50w in winter and 60w in summer.
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Old Aug 11th, 2012, 09:55 AM     #269
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Brad Penn 20W50 Motorcycle Oil
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Old Aug 11th, 2012, 04:38 PM     #270
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Mobile 1 or Amsoil. Strictly syn for me. 50W engine, 90W trans and 40W primaries. Year round, no deviations.
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