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HD SYN3 290 20.82%
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I used Amsoil on one Sporty engine and ran it over 150,000 miles before the top end had to even be opened up. Swapped the engine out for a very low mileage engine and ran it for over 150,000 miles using Mobil 1 Synthetic V-Twin oil. Put over 100,000 more on a rebuilt top end with the Mobil1. I have just about decided if you keep the oil changed and take care of the mechanical maintenance that it don't make a fiddler's damn what kind of oil you use, just so it is suitable for the application and listed for use in wet clutch systems. I am now using Lucas Full Synthetic Motorcycle Oil for wet clutch applications............. mainly just because it is easy to get.
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I don't care if my motor oil is for use in wet clutches. That gets oil made for gear boxes. What's good for one isn't what's best for the other.
Major motorcycle engines share the same oil in engine and gearbox. So if it is specified for both, I don't know why it shouldn't be good for both...
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There's a difference between good for(read safe for) and best for. What's best for my motor is not safe for use in wet clutches.
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