Synthetic in 1994 FLSTC

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by jimwis, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. jimwis

    jimwis Member

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    Just changed to synthetic on my 94 Heritage. Put on about 170 mi today no signs of any leaks and bike seems to really like it. Amsoil in engine, Spectro GL1 in tranny and stayed wit HD formula + in primary.

    Could be my imagination but seems like bike liked to go from 4th to 5th around 58-60 mph but with new fluids dosent seem to need the shift till 65 mph. Very smooth now as well.

    Glad I did it.
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Of all the claims I've heard for synthetic oil, I've never heard of it changing the shift point. Holding 4th until 65 is definitely NOT lugging the engine. :D
     
  3. jimwis

    jimwis Member

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    ya it's probablyme because it seems smoother .....ya and i don't like to lug the engine!LOL
     
  4. jimwis

    jimwis Member

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    Tank,
    Thanks for the info you shared with me. It helped me with my choices.
     
  5. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    How many miles did ya have on the odo. ?????
     
  6. jimwis

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    Very few only 16k......been chasing son around the country with his baseball. Finally have some time for me. Bike was well cared for even when I couldn't ride.
    Did my base and rocker gaskets at 10k. About 500mi.on synthetic now and no signs of leaks. Would think it would show up early if it was going to be a problem.