New HD syn blend oil?

Discussion in 'Oil' started by porkchop, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. porkchop

    porkchop Active Member

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    Has anyone seen the new HD synthetic blend at the dealers? It says engine only and its about $7 per qt.
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Here is Harley's marketing mumbo-jumbo on it:

    Harley-Davidson USA | Accessories And Apparel | Genuine Motor Accessories

    Clearly stated it is a BLENDED, aka Group 3, oil. Why use a blend of dino and synthetic bases? What company is making this for HD?

    I suggest a FULL synthetic or Group 4 20W50 engine oil in the engine, and a FULL synthetic or Group 4 75W90 or 75W140 gear lube (GL-5) in the transmission. Sporties should use a Fit-for-Purpose lubricant/coolant in the tranny/primary. Big twins should use a fit-for-purpose lubricant in the primary like Formula + from HD or Spectro Primary.

    TQ
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Screamin' Eagle® Synthetic Blend Motorcycle Engine Oil - SAE 20W50
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    Exclusively blended for Harley-Davidson® engines. Tested-Certified by the Harley- Davidson Motorcycle Company. Screamin' Eagle® Synthetic Blend Motorcycle Oil offers all the quality and protection of H-D® 360 mineral-based oil, plus: Improved high temperature oil stability, oil flow at cold engine start-up and oil viscosity at high engine loads Approved for use in all stages of engine life including engine break-in period. For use in engine cavity only.

    I think this says it all! Still not a true synthetic but NICE TRY to get the sales up Harley even with the new packaging too. :D

    No doubt still supplied by Hugo Chavez and his buddies.

    Read the label and know what you are buying.
     
  4. porkchop

    porkchop Active Member

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    Never said i was going to use it, just interesting that they would come out with this oil and why.
     
  5. lionsm53

    lionsm53 Banned

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    What's different about it than their regular 20/50, other than the bottle?
    I can buy M1 VT for 2 dollars more a quart at walmart.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    OH OH more snake oil from the MOCO
     
  7. Gator454

    Gator454 Active Member

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    Yes I saw some the other day at the dealers. Have you ever seen the saying on the side of a soap box "New and Improved"?