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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:47 pm 
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What oils would you all recommend for trans & engine other than the stock HD oils?

Will synthetic be better on these hot engines (XB12Scg) or should I ride a bit faster :lol:

Is there a one for all oil (trans & engine) which can be used?

What brand names are good?

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:52 pm 
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Dont EVER post oil threads in tech, OK :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:57 pm 
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Go look in the archive section, the question has been asked a zillion times .... :)

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:08 am 
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Ok, sorry guys :oooops:

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 11:20 am 
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I would always use HD oil, although this time round I have 20/50w silkoline fully synth, not what I would normally put in, but my mechanic put it in and it seems to run ok, will put genuine HD back in in 2000 miles time, as by Maz's recommendation. Don't use a thinner oil as they engines rely on the oil for tappet clearance (hydraulic tappets), only spells disaster if you use the wrong oil.

Use genuine HD gear oil, to be on the safe side.

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 3:02 pm 
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Good advice.

Thanks again.

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 4:01 pm 
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H/D also say that their screaming eagle 20/50 full synthetic oil can be used in the primary as well as the engine, not tried it though. ;)

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 5:05 pm 
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always standard HD oil in engine

but can't beat redline heavy duty shockproof oil in gearbox - so much smoother


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 9:59 pm 
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coz wrote:
always standard HD oil in engine

but can't beat redline heavy duty shockproof oil in gearbox - so much smoother


....BOO !!

how shock proof is it :twisted:

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:40 pm 
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woz wrote:
H/D also say that their screaming eagle 20/50 full synthetic oil can be used in the primary as well as the engine, not tried it though. ;)

I have used Syn-3 in the transmission once since it was rather "in-vogue" at the time; gearchange wasn't better or worse than with anything else I have used, no other noticeable side-effects either. Just nicely slippery oily oil, but never used it again ;) Sticking with 20w50 HD mineral and sport-trans (or whatever it's called these days).


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:51 pm 
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Didn't you use GTXD for you motor at one stage, Rob?

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 11:26 pm 
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coz wrote:
alwbut can't beat redline heavy duty shockproof oil in gearbox - so much smoother


Wow, not cheap...

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-1023-redlin ... w-140.aspx

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 11:29 pm 
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....and I'd bet the clutch and starter sprag struggle with it too, not to mention mainshaft outer needle race in 5th :idea: :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:57 pm 
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its £14.50 plus post on ebay - upto 323 in shops

ive used it on 2 sportsters and my S1

i know of 3 mates using it on their S1's and 4 harleys locally

no reported probs at all, almost makes the buell have a smooth gearchange :D


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