Oil(s) - I am not used to the $$$

Discussion in 'Oil' started by Biffy08, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Biffy08

    Biffy08 Active Member

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    Hey all. Recently bought a 2008 Ultra Classic. I want to use Mobil 1 20W-50 MC synthetic, Spectro GL-5 (to quiet the noisy/clunky:newsmile08: 6 speed trans!), and whatever you recommend for the primary. But I can't find the Mobil 1 for under $10 a quart, and the Spectro for less than $19 per quart.:newsmile093::newsmile093: I am just not used to spending over $70 on my fluids change. Does anyone know of a deal in the souther New Jersey area, or am a way off?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The prices you posted are about the norm. I found Auto-zone has the oil for the low $9's a quart , formula + for the primary will work well.
     
  3. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    I wish my fluids were only that cheap. $70 is cheap compared to Canadian prices.

    Bel Ray motor oil 10-50 $18*4=$72
    Spectro $30*1=$30
    Bel Ray primary $10*1=$10

    Total $112.00 + 15% tax = OUCH
     
  4. Biffy08

    Biffy08 Active Member

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    That's what I expected to hear from some. I will stop complaining!:small3d029:
     
  5. Biffy08

    Biffy08 Active Member

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    Thanks Tank! I appreciate the help!:)
     
  6. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    On a phone call conversation a long while back, A WISE Member stated "How can someone pay over 20,000$$$ for a new bike and then complain about the cost of "Good Lube" ?? THEN put the cheap JUNK into it... It beats me...":newsmile055:

    Now I won't say Who that WISE member was but that summed up MY feelings about it TOO....:newsmile093:

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    :lero :lolrolling
     
  8. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Good point BUBBIE. We will put thousands $$$$ in chrome and engine mods and then worry about the price of oil.....:swoon
     
  9. pigrider

    pigrider Active Member

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    I used Amsoil for years in everything I owned, never had a problem with any of their products, am not faulting their products at all, I just got tired of paying shipping costs. I just changed everything to Mobil 1 which retail for Mobil 1 vs dealer cost for Amsoil is about the same but then you have to add shipping cost and either dealer or prefered cstomer cost to the Amsoil. Mobil 1 is available at most Walmart's, Auto Zone, Advance Auto, and most other auto parts places. The last time I changed oil I ordered it online from Advance, they are always running some kind of discount deal for online orders, just order it and go pick it up at you're local store, no shipping costs. If you get caught on the road needing a qt. you're never far from someone that will have Mobil 1.
     
  10. EnjoyingTheRyde

    EnjoyingTheRyde Junior Member

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    Don't forget your filter and o-rings... I plan on $100 for every change but that's just the the way it is. Decide what oils you want then stock up when they're on sale.