life after syn3

Discussion in 'Oil' started by HOLY DIVER, May 17, 2015.

  1. HOLY DIVER

    HOLY DIVER Junior Member

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    My dealer did the first service on my bike (they throw it in if you buy a new bike)
    They put syn3 in all three holes.I was reading about syn3 in the transmission and it warns that if you mix syn3 with some other oils in the transmission very bad things happen.I want to run Spectro 6speed or Redline Shock proof.will I be OK with either of these transmission lubes?
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  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    You will be better off with either of those two products. Thousands of bikes running up and down the road with them. Don't fear the scare tactics, it'll be ok.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Syn 3 is an OK oil but in my opinion it does not belong in a trnny, my choice is Redline:s
     
  4. weldbead

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    you dont mention the weight..syn 3 20w50 is fine in the engine..absolutley too light for the tranny, i found changing that to the shockproof heavy stuff made a great difference..my primary works good on the harley formulation, forget the name, but a syn 3 10w30 or 10w40 would work..(first time i drained my primary i got 32 oz out.. my manual said 26, which came up to the bottom of the clutchpack and it works much better....thanks dealer, the extra six ounces made neutral much harder to find..)
     
  5. HOLY DIVER

    HOLY DIVER Junior Member

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    just bought REDLINE v-twin tranny with shock proof
    thanks guys
     
  6. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    You'll like Redline with shock proof in the tranny.
     
  7. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    I may look like Pepto-Bismol, but it's my choice as well:D
     
  8. Billbo

    Billbo Junior Member

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    Was gonna add to the "Redline" recommendations here - but, I see you have already gone that direction - you should not be sorry - I like it too.

    Bill
     
  9. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I have Preached for years, On This form and others, the TRUE benefits of ShockProof Heavy...
    Never Ever ANY metal on my Magnetic plug,,,,Never...

    Does quiet Noisy gears that ARE Common on HD's....

    Finally, HD changed out the Maintenance Mileage on the tranny's to 20,000 before changing.

    Redline is One off the Best and you made a good choice.:D

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  10. zoob2

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    Hi,i used spectros GEAR GUARD in my 94 evo-it made selecting neutral at the lights a breeze and also stopped a slight seep that had given the occasional drop from the front pulley area,thick oil though.nick