changed for syn 3 to formula +

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  1. FLIPBEL

    FLIPBEL Member

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    I changed the tranny and primary oil from syn 3 to formula +. I read so much about how bad an idea it was to put motor oil (syn 3) in the tranny and primary that I decided to change it. Let me tell you, it make a (EDIT) of a difference on the shifting (smooth). My egc only has 1900 miles and I found no metal shavings on the magnets:D. So maybe syn 3 is not as bad, but why take a chance. Anyway thanks for all the information this forum provides.

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  2. harleyhogg

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    your are correct, much smoother shift and no shavings. :D
     
  3. 2000classic

    2000classic Active Member

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    The formula+ is good in the primary, but if you really want to be impressed, switch the tranny to a tranny oil. I use Spectro Platinum for 6speed. Its a 75-140w full synthetic tranny oil. You will notice the difference.:s
     
  4. FLIPBEL

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    SORRY, DID NOT KNOW "THAT" WORD WAS A BAD WORD. IT WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. HOW LONG WILL MY PUNISHMENT LAST?:small3d023:
     
  5. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    Did you put formula+ in your tranny.:bigsmiley29:
     
  6. FLIPBEL

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    Yes sir i did. THATS WHAT THE BOTTLE SAYS ITS FOR. I KNOW THE SYN 3 ALSO SAYS ITS FOR TRANNY, BUT MOTOR OIL IN TRANNY (NO NO).
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    This is the way to go.:s
     
  8. LeoHD

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    I use the Amsoil 75-140 Severe Gear and noticed a huge difference. Also have heard from many that swear by Redline Heavy Shockproof.
     
  9. softailhog

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    I switched from Formula+ to Spectro, huge difference in how smooth it shifts and how easy you get to neutral!
     
  10. BUBBIE

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    I have used REDLINE products and have had very good results from them... REDLINE Shockproof Heavy IS MY CHOICE!

    I have used ONLY redline in MANY of my bikes and have reaped rewards by doing so... the 6 speed conversion in a 2000 FXDS had over 60,000+ miles on it and 117000 on the bike when traded off.. 20/50 redline used in motor, still showing perfect compression on both cyl's at 205/208 with over 50,000 miles on rebuild (HOT ROD)
    tranny NEVER EVER had ANY metal on magnetic plug..

    I also agree with Glider's above statement on spectro being GOOD if not ONE OF THE BEST..
    Spectro ALSO uses SHOCKPROOF.. If I couldn't find redline I would use spectro .... AS IT IS similar to the HIGH QUALITY I have found in redline.

    MOST people say REDLINE is VERY HARD to FIND at a local oil houses..

    I order mine by the case from redline off their internet site..

    REDLINE 20/50 ENGINE
    MTL IN CHAINCASE
    SHOCKPROOF HEAVY IN TRANNY

    JUST MY WAY....

    signed....BUBBIE