The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Lubrication and Lubricants
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Lubrication and Lubricants You guessed. Here is where everyone can argue over oil.

Active Threads
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: fafcpa
Posted On: 25 Minutes Ago
Replies: 29,928
Views: 1,759,635
0 Axe's Harley History K/XL, FL, & Choppers vids
Last Post: axe
Posted On: 59 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 379
0 Sportster Oil Pressure and Dynamics
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 355
Views: 23,108
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 37,974
Views: 4,782,857
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 54,835
Views: 9,354,076
0 New here
Last Post: shanneba
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 26
0 What song do you have stuck in your head?
Last Post: iNSaNeSHaNe
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,574
Views: 301,351
0 "S" model specific Q&A
Last Post: Buellbomb
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,120
Views: 481,952
0 Stock vs. Modified (Stage 1)
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 300
Views: 117,506
0 61st birthday road trip, 23/10/18-25/10/18
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 241
0 My 1968 XLCH
Last Post: Pop Alexandr
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 34,119
0 Latest toy arrived... 1967 Sportster XLB
Last Post: thefrenchowl
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 278
0 drum brake pivot question
Last Post: Kit352
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 84
0 New here
Last Post: JaffHooole
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 61
0 Shovster build take2
Last Post: billeuze
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 327
Views: 47,789
0 alternator
Last Post: SHAKY DAVE
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 109
0 1972 Build thread please subscribe
Last Post: Gold Member
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 179
Views: 28,867
0 Installing cams
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 327
0 Clutch Went Out of Adjustment
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 360
0 Compression test Q
Last Post: Doc308
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 413
0 Back at it… Tracker to XRTT tribute project
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 169
0 XLRT Build
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 177
0 stress killer
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 448
Views: 101,225
0 Range With EFI 4.5 Gal Tank
Last Post: Wheelhorse
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 174
Views: 90,300
0 Looking for jets for a Keihin butterfly.....
Last Post: johnnyjellybean
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 350
0 Magneto Sportster's 1964 XLH Restoration Project
Last Post: mvent
Posted On: 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 22,374
0 how many run baffles, run open, or just run stock
Last Post: 84rzv500r
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 414
Views: 104,020
0 TC88A-EX Maps
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,185
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8,032
Views: 1,481,509
0 trans corner reinforcement 54-72
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 49,332
More...
Members Birthdays
vt883, Danno, Otis_hd (72), Fisherman (71), New Girl (65), soup (60), motormyk (53), leo, UncleSmitty (45), bryguy1977, AudiloveS4 (31)
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 30th May 2019
harley506d's Avatar
harley506d harley506d is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Golcar
Posts: 1,798
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200c
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 3603501
harley506d has a reputation beyond reputeharley506d has a reputation beyond reputeharley506d has a reputation beyond reputeharley506d has a reputation beyond reputeharley506d has a reputation beyond reputeharley506d has a reputation beyond reputeharley506d has a reputation beyond reputeharley506d has a reputation beyond reputeharley506d has a reputation beyond reputeharley506d has a reputation beyond reputeharley506d has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Mahle was OC21, and i may have been a bit harsh on it. At least it has top by-pass and
a fair bit of filter medium.
What does surprise me is how small the gap is between filter and casing on normal cannister types. If they have a bottom by-pass then surely most of what ever the filter has managed to catch, will be washed off at cold start ups.
__________________
"Procrastination is the thief of time"................90's Harley ad.
"Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out and meet the bloody thing".................Barry Sheene.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 30th May 2019
rocketmangb rocketmangb is offline
Riding with Angels
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: So Cal
Posts: 22,361
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: 48 "Totalled" By a Douche
Other Motorcycle Year: 2012
Reputation: 4997986
rocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Bypass should not be open on a cold start
But yes,bottom bypass is terrible !!
__________________
Thy Sportster Come
It Shall Be Done
On Earth as it is on Salt
2006 Sportster XL1250C
Hammer Sledge Heads 1.98X1.61 Valves
Hammer 600 Cams
Big Ass CP/Hammer Pistons
Mikuni HSR 45 /Hammer Billet Manifold (Now HSR 48)
Jetted 27.5 slow,182.5 Main
97 Needle,Clip posistion 3
Hurricane Flow 3" offset AC,Rocketman Mod
Daytona Twin Tec TC88A,Rico Scarecrow Map
Sumax Thundervolt plug wires,NGK DCPR8EIX spark plugs. Gapped .040 and Indexed
Cycle Electric Stator and Regulator
Alto Carbonite Clutch (now with Barnett Pressure plate and 25% stiffer spring)
Royal Purple 20W50 MC Primary oil
Patriot Defender Pipe
Royal Purple 20W50 MC Engine Oil
Napa 7148 oil filter
Max Power, 111.47
Max Torque, 84.39
Best 1/4 Mile ET to date 11.85
Best 1/4 Speed to date 115.14
Build by Jester Motorwerkz West
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 16th May 2021
ivanford ivanford is offline
Know It All
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 157
Sportster/Buell Model: Nightster
Sportster/Buell Year: 2008
Reputation: 5778
ivanford is just really niceivanford is just really niceivanford is just really niceivanford is just really niceivanford is just really niceivanford is just really niceivanford is just really niceivanford is just really niceivanford is just really niceivanford is just really niceivanford is just really nice
Default

Anyone know the difference / which is the best between Mahle OC21 and OC21OF as both are listed as suitable for the Sportster engine.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 15th May 2022
Toejam503's Avatar
Toejam503 Toejam503 is offline
Air-Cooled Forever
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Dakota Territory
Posts: 3,331
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: (Prev.Own)XLH Milw.Spec.
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1981
Reputation: 6795622
Toejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Best Oil Filter Testing I've Seen, So Far This was uploaded on youtube today. *Fortnine* tests a lot of mc stuff.

https://youtu.be/4rgi9B8BKUE
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 19th May 2022
FiftySixer's Avatar
FiftySixer FiftySixer is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Miami Florida
Posts: 893
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster XL883C / 1250
Sportster/Buell Year: 2001
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 2001 XL 883C/ 1250 Hammer
Reputation: 183837
FiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant future
Default Great Post Toejam503!

Great Post Toejam503,

I just watched the FortNine oil filter shootout. Great info and a real-world test.

Reassuring as i just bought a bunch of the standard long oil filters from DK.

I'm a detail freak so I'll be doing early oil changes as a matter of course. I should be doing the best I can for the engine based on that.

Again, great post and thanks for putting that up for the rset of us.

Best regards,

FiftySixer
__________________
MY BUILD PARTS LIST: Hammer Performance 2004+ Big Fin 1250 kit with Flat top pistons, 2004+ XL 1200 Heads NEW built by Hammer,
Hammer 570 Cams, 42mm Mikuni HRS Easy kit, Twin Tech Single fire coil, Twin Tech Ignition, Hammer billet manifold,
S&S Roller Rockers, New Push Rods, Telescopic push rod tubes, Hammer 3" Air Cleaner & Filter,
Pingle High Flow petcock, 04+ oil pump & bronze gear/Chrome White Brothers 2 into 1.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 19th May 2022
Toejam503's Avatar
Toejam503 Toejam503 is offline
Air-Cooled Forever
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Dakota Territory
Posts: 3,331
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: (Prev.Own)XLH Milw.Spec.
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1981
Reputation: 6795622
Toejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The fact that he pointed out that a paper oil filter also absorbs damaging moisture was a plus for me.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 20th May 2022
FiftySixer's Avatar
FiftySixer FiftySixer is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Miami Florida
Posts: 893
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster XL883C / 1250
Sportster/Buell Year: 2001
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 2001 XL 883C/ 1250 Hammer
Reputation: 183837
FiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant futureFiftySixer has a brilliant future
Default DITTO - What Toejam503 said!

DITTO - What Toejam503 said!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 13:47.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC