Hi From Klamath Falls Oregon 300 days of sunshine

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by trayne20, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. trayne20

    trayne20 New Member

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    Just bought gorgeous yellow 2005 Road King Custom. I haven't rode for well over twenty years. I have my permit at 57 my 21 year old son has to follow me on his sport bike we must look funny.

    I am glad to find this site I will be doing all my own repairs and maintenance. Already had to go through the head light to tighten the handle bars. Huh! It wasn't to bad, took me an hour.

    I need to change the oil and run Royal Purple in my cars and truck. Is 50 weight Royal Purple a good choice?

    Thanks
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    50 wt is too high in the viscosity index. You are better running 20/50 synthetic in that bike.
     
  3. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    Welcome to the forum, and have a great time on that Road King. It's never too late to start riding again.
     
  4. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    HELLO & welcome ride safe.......have fun...... :D lots of g-r-e-a-t info here.
     
  5. ultradoc

    ultradoc Active Member

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    Welcome to the 'show'. I would be leary of using anything other than 'Harley' oil. It might void the warente. I would ask you local dealer. But you know what they would say right? Use the 'Harley' oil.
     
  6. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Wrong, wrong, wrong!

    This has been discussed in dozens of threads. Do a quick search!
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    They cannot void a warranty for using anything other than a Harley oil. If your choice meets or exceeds the specs for the Harley oil, you can use any brand you wish. If they insist that you can use only Harley oil, tell them to put it in writing, bet they don't.:D They also have to furnish their oil for free if this was the case.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    And you know they wont. Just use the correct oil and keep good records:D
     
  9. Z-Man747200

    Z-Man747200 Member

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    Welcome from up in McMinnville. (My boy goes to school at OIT there in K-Falls)
     
  10. billnapabill

    billnapabill Active Member

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    Don't run anything but V Twin approved oil that meets or exceeds the HD spec. I run Red Line. They make a box set called a "Power Pac" that has 5 qts of 20/50 V twin cam oil, 1 qt shock proof Tranny oil, 1 qt Primary Drive oil, 1 bottle of Fuel additive, a hat, a funnel and some stickers for your tool box.
    Welcome ta the Forum!