Oil Stabalizer

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by hoghunter, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. hoghunter

    hoghunter Member

    Hi, I was wondering if any one uses oil stabalizers, like Lucas in there motors and or transmissions? Thanks
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    You might check out the considerable amount of info available on this site here:

    Oil Related Tips - Harley Davidson Community

    Some may use an oil additive to compensate for the specific product they are using in an application. Others will recommend that premium products be used instead. This would include:

    Engine: Premium grade FULL synthetic engine oil - 20W50 (this would excluded SYN3)
    Tranny: Premium grade FULL synthetic GEAR lube - 75W90 or 75W140. GL-1 or better in 5-spds, GL-5 in 6-spds
    Primary: Premium grade "fit-for-purpose" oil like HD Formula + or Spectro Primary. Ensure NO friction modifiers in your choice here.

  3. In my twin cam 88 I run Amsoil in the engine, transmission, and primary. Somewhere on this forum there is a survey of what oils peoplel are running. Amsoil was rated pretty high so I tried it, liked it, and stayed with it.
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    Oil additives or stabilizers aren't necessary if you use a quality oil nor are they recommended.

    You'll find the oil poll as well as other polls in this area.

    Oil - Harley Davidson Community

    Hope you are using a gear oil in the trans and not an engine oil.