what kind of oil comes in 2011 harley davidson engines

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by hd4evr, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. hd4evr

    hd4evr Banned

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    Just picked up a 2011 FXDC and I was wondering if it came from the factory with Syn 3 or HD 360. Anybody know?
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  2. glider

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    I'd say the 360. They are not going to give you more than they have to. In any event the 360 is a better oil.
     
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  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Usally the Syn 3 comes in the CVO bikes.
     
  4. tlyoungb

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    Hey Glider,

    That is interesting about the 360. I know so many here seem to be against any of the oils HD has. Why is or what makes the 360 better?
     
  5. glider

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    The 360 is made by Citgo petroleum but it is a better product than the Syn 3 at least and much more realistically priced.
     
  6. wilks3

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    HD360 is good, but how is it better than the HD syn?
     
  7. FLHTrider08

    FLHTrider08 Active Member Contributor

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    I thought Syn 3 was also supposed to be made by Citgo. If not, then who makes Syn 3, or does it depend on the day of the week :s
     
  8. glider

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    Both made by the same company but the 360 is a decent oil. Go figure!
     
  9. Dynajoe

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    Hope you get your answer - I too have a 2011 FXDC and was under the impression that Syn3 was aboard.
     
  10. AZRobert

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    First service due at 1,000 - why would MOCO waste and go to additional expense of synthetic oil.
    Probably has the 360, but may have a "break-in" mineral oil.
    I used to be a Honda (car) service advisor and they came with a "break-in" oil and we were told to "discourage" premature 1st oil changes to allow proper break in.