Another True Believer

Discussion in 'Oil' started by AZBill/Lowrider, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. AZBill/Lowrider

    AZBill/Lowrider Member

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    I've been monitoring the discussions about the usage and specifics of the most popular oil types and I know this has been debated to death but, I just wanted to share my recent experiences.

    After having my bike serviced by the dealer at the 1000 mi. (dealer recommended change to Syn3 in all holes, so I tried it) I drove the bike for next 1500 miles and tried to closely monitor performance. Only real change I saw was that the trans shifted a little better than before, but I started to see more false shifts (neutral) than before.

    At 2500 miles I decided to heed the advice given by glider and others so changed to Harley Formula + in the primary, Mobil 1 V-Twin 20-50W in the crankcase, and Spectro Platinum 6-speed 75-140W in the trans. I have to say I did not expect the difference in fluids to be as dramatic as it has been. Transmission shifts quietly and firmly with a reassuring "clunk" instead of a loud, disconcerting "clank". Engine noise is so quiet that at speed I can only hear the exhaust, overall vibration seems to be less, engine seems smoother, and fuel mileage has improved slightly.

    It's like I have a whole different bike. Don't get me wrong the bike is great, but it just got a whole lot better! So, thanks to glider, hobbit, and the rest - I'm a believer:majesty
     
  2. bwalsh22

    bwalsh22 Junior Member

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    Just finally did the same to mine today. Haven't done the oil yet, since that was just serviced, but when to Formula+ in the Primary and Spectro 6 in the tranny. Overall, was pleased out how easy it was to do, decided against getting the lift and just put the jiffy on a 2x4, worked like a charm. Anway, should be able to ride it on Tuesday, looks like rain the next couple of days here. I'll let you know how mine turned out. Father-in-law is coming up this weekend for a ride, so I should put plenty of miles on it this week. Can't wait to see the difference.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I'm glad we converted you to the good life:D

    It's nice to see that others can actually see the difference with just a different selection of oils in the bikes.
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Changing the world, one bike at a time - here's to you :cheers
     
  5. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Does work good dont they .. been running the vtwin and spectro in mine just over 1k miles now ..
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I'll drink to that even if it's only one at a time.:cheers
     
  7. ramnj

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    I just had my 1000k oil change about a week ago and went with the Syn3 in the engine, Formula + in the tranny and primary.

    I'm changing the engine oil to Mobil 1 V-Twin 20/50 as soon as I hit 2500 miles, and the Spectro 6 in the Tranny.

    Quick question, anybody know where you can get the Spectro 6 from?
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  9. ramnj

    ramnj Member

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    thanks glider...found one dealer right down the road from where I work.