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View Poll Results: What synthetic oil brand do you use in your cars or your bike. You choose more than 1
Amsoil 339 24.49%
Mobil1 536 38.73%
HD SYN3 289 20.88%
Royal purple 58 4.19%
Shell 16 1.16%
Castrol 83 6.00%
Penziol 12 0.87%
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Always Mobil 1, 20w50 V-Twin in the engine. Usually in the primary/trans case too.
I have used Royal Purple Max-Cycle 20w50 in the primary case. I thought the clutch and trans action was very good with the Royal Purple.
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Have been using Motul 7100 20/50 full synthetic and could not fault it, but just ordered some of this...

https://mannolusa.com/catalog/mannol...avidson-api-sm

It comes in at €6.50ltr, which is a great price.
I was intending to try the Harley Syn 3 but saw this and couldn't resist. Well spec'd and Harley specific. Just have to decide on filter now, stock or super 5.
What exactly does Harley specific oil constitute?
I have spent hours and days reading on oil and pages upon pages of UOAs because short of UOAs you have no idea how good or bad of a job your oil is doing. Not until you're opening your wallet to pay for a rebuild because of excessive wear.
Someone on the other forum actually thought he could tell his oil was doing a good job because his dipstick looked clean after 1000 miles. No bs.
Test after test, UOA after UOA, one oil has consistently had better UOAs and it's not a synthetic. Even after 5000 miles which I would never run any oil for because of the contamination possibilities. And it's $5.60/qt by the case.
Consistently better than Syn3 or any designer motorcycle synthetic.
That's all I'm going to say except I'm glad I'm not searching for a good oil.
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I honestly don't know what make a bike specific oil, maybe the additives? but the same company make several 20/50 oils and only two show as being for Harleys. 1 mineral and 1 synthetic, so i presume there must be something different in the make up.
We over here do not have the oil choices you guys seem to have so have to choose from a much smaller pool and unless we want to travel miles to find a bike shop that might or might not have 20/50 oil, then we buy from the internet and pay carriage costs which can be as much if not more than the oil itself.
If the VR1 you use was available here i might try it, but it's not.
If Valvoline had 2 bottles of 20/50 oils, 1 showing a 1970's old banger and said it was the oil to use for ultra high mileage cars and 1 showing a Harley and both specs looked similar, which one would you choose?
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I honestly don't know what make a bike specific oil, maybe the additives? but the same company make several 20/50 oils and only two show as being for Harleys. 1 mineral and 1 synthetic, so i presume there must be something different in the make up.
We over here do not have the oil choices you guys seem to have so have to choose from a much smaller pool and unless we want to travel miles to find a bike shop that might or might not have 20/50 oil, then we buy from the internet and pay carriage costs which can be as much if not more than the oil itself.
If the VR1 you use was available here i might try it, but it's not.
If Valvoline had 2 bottles of 20/50 oils, 1 showing a 1970's old banger and said it was the oil to use for ultra high mileage cars and 1 showing a Harley and both specs looked similar, which one would you choose?


I am using Amsoil, but at a high price as the closest vendor is in Portugal!
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BTW.... have anyone heard about this Dutch made oil? "Putoline".

https://www.putoline.com/en/catalogu...n-20w-50/1718/

https://www.putoline.com/en/catalogu...n-20w-50/2059/





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The difference in motorcycle oil is for use in wet clutch and transmissions

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So the motorcycle oil has a bit different additive package.
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BTW.... have anyone heard about this Dutch made oil? "Putoline".

https://www.putoline.com/en/catalogu...n-20w-50/1718/

https://www.putoline.com/en/catalogu...n-20w-50/2059/





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That's been in the U.K for years in various grades. Seems to be a good oil.
And once again, this particular one specified for Harleys. But never seen it here.
I noticed the VR1 is advertised for cars/competition use and is ok to be used in certain Harleys. Maybe it's all the same stuff and they are trying to make us believe Harleys need a super special lube.
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That's been in the U.K for years in various grades. Seems to be a good oil.
And once again, this particular one specified for Harleys. But never seen it here.
I noticed the VR1 is advertised for cars/competition use and is ok to be used in certain Harleys. Maybe it's all the same stuff and they are trying to make us believe Harleys need a super special lube.
I wouldn't be surprised

In Spain there is a distributor for that oil.... BUT... the prices are demential... NO WAY!!!

We are stuck on surfing the net trying to find the stuff that the US guys have right around the corner!!! Oh well, we shall survive!!! lol
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