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Oil change question?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Pitbull08117, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Pitbull08117

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    Thanks for all of the suggestions and tips. I went with the Amsoil tranny fluid and used HD dinosaur oil in the engine and primary. That was last weekend, haven't had a chance to get it out this week, rainy and nasty here in SW Virginia, but maybe tomorrow I can ride it a bit. I hope to have my Big Dog for several years and am looking forward to learning all I can about it!
     
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    You didn't put synthetic in the engine?
     
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    Nope, sure didn't
     
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    No, you want synthetic in the engine. For sure. These get HOT especailly if you're in any sort of traffic on a hot day. I was turned on to the Schaffer's oil by @Mr. Wright and they make a 20w-50 v-twin full syn. I honestly can't believe how much quieter my top end is now after having changed it--and I've owned this K9 since it was new in 06. You want synthetic in everything BUT the primary. I like the B&M Trick Shift in the primary as well, but it doesn't really matter so much--the primary oil is simply to lube the chain, the clutch can run dry actually. If you put syn in the primary the clutch will slip.
     
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    The bullshit ends.:(
    It's perfectly ok to use synthetic oil in your EVO type, S&S , Ultima, Twin Cam, and most any other internal combustion engine.
    If it leaks past any gasket, or seal, you've had a HACK work on your stuff.
    I wouldn't consider using anything but synthetic oil in anything I drive on the street.
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    That's what I told him In previous posts he must have gotten confused as to what I was saying
     
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    YES!!!!!
     
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    Or my lawn and the mountain trails:old2:
     
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