same oil?

Discussion in 'Oil' started by HD4ME!, May 31, 2011.

  1. HD4ME!

    HD4ME! Active Member

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    I am about 1 to a half quart low on oil. I use Amsoil 20 50 however stores are closed and I leave at 7 am for a road trip. Question os would it hurt to use another synthetic same weight oil?
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  2. whocares

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    check out mobil 1 v-twin oil.it's compatible with other oils.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Top it off with a good synthetic MOTORCYCLE oil:s
     
  4. HD4ME!

    HD4ME! Active Member

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    Thanks, Auto Zone had Mobil 1. I may just switch...
     
  5. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    You won't be sorry if you do :s
     
  6. HD4ME!

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    When checking the oil how long should I let it idle be for the engine is considered hot?
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  7. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    oil hot should be checked after a run. WHY?
    I would NEVER IDLE a motor without MY BIG fan in front of it, blowing across the exhaust and Heads, as it will take at least 5 minutes to Run it enough at fast idle to warm it. Even then the oil will take Longer to Heat HOT..

    Run for a full minute and shut off THEN checked, showing 1/2 qt low will come up a 1/2 inch on the measuring stick when HOT,,,, close to the full line and preferably1/4" below full mark when hot..

    A 2 mile run out and 2 back will warm the oil enough to check it..

    Just My Way

    signed....BUBBIE

    NOTHING WRONG checking the oil Cold ONCE you get to know your bike BUT a 1 minute idling should be done on a cold engine..
     
  8. HD4ME!

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    Thanks again to all. Going to do my 20k service tomorrow and decided to go with Mobil 1.