bel-ray oil

Discussion in 'Oil' started by scarylarry88, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. scarylarry88

    scarylarry88 Member

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    hi, i just heard about bel-ray 10-50w v-twin oil. is this any good? not sure 10-50w can be used in a v-twin. it is a syn. oil. i am running amsoil now, just looking for something better. i have a 2003 heritage softail. any info would be great, thank in advance.
     
  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I have been running Bel-Ray for about 3 Yrs. now. I was running Mobil1 but I didn't like the valve clatter. Switched to Bel-Ray and no more clatter. 35,000 miles since I switched over and I am a believer.
     
  3. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    Larry have you had any problems with amsoil or just thinking about switching
     
  4. scarylarry88

    scarylarry88 Member

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    hey hillbilly, just thinking about switching products. i just never heard of 10-50w v-twin motor oil. no problems with amsoil.
     
  5. scarylarry88

    scarylarry88 Member

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    hi steve thanks for the reply. i think i will try the the 10-50w bel-ray oil this time see how it is .
     
  6. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    Well belray does make some fine products I used their synthetic oils in my boys motocross bike when he raced
     
  7. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I dont think you can go wrong with Belray. I would try it but its just not easily accessible to me. I wouldn't hesitate to switch.
     
  8. Biffy08

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    Is there a benefit going from 20W-50 to the 10W? Do any of the other makers produce the 10W?
     
  9. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    The advantage of going to a 10-50 is only seen when starting in colder temperatures. The oil's viscosity is 10w when cold allowing for an easier start and the oil gets flowing to the top end quicker. When the oil gets to operating temperature it thickens to it's intended 50w.
     
  10. Billbo

    Billbo Junior Member

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    Steve, are you saying as the oil gets hotter, it gets thicker?

    Just asking
    Bill