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View Poll Results: Which type of oil do you use in your Sporty?
HD Dino Oil 231 16.79%
HD Synth 248 18.02%
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Phosphorous is more damaging to cat converters. It is a part of the additive ZDDP, Zinc dialkyldithiophosphate.

https://www.amsoil.com/newsstand/cla...ar-protection/

When the American Petroleum Institute (API) SH and the International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC) established phosphorus limits at 0.10 percent weight in 1996,
motorists and enthusiasts wondered if it would negatively affect wear protection. The debate intensified in 2004 when the API SM and ILSAC further limited phosphorus to 0.08 percent, where it remains today.

Despite the reduction, there is no evidence to suggest modern engines using today’s lower-ZDDP oils are suffering widespread wear.
A properly formulated oil that meets API SN and ILSAC GF-5 is capable of delivering reliable wear protection in stock engines.


The API SN phosphorus limits of 0.08% only applies to these motor oil weights: 0W20, 0W30, 5W20, 5W30, 10W30 and the new 8, 12 and 16 viscosity oils.

So if you are using the recommended 20w-50 in your Harley, those oils MAY have higher levels of ZDDP.

Harleys with roller lifters do not have the same type of wear that a flat tappet engine would. That is one area many are concerned with in automotive/diesel engines with the lower ZDDP oils.
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Mobil 1 V-Twin oil, Wix filter
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i did not vote, cause i have not given my "new to me" bike an oil change yet.
i will ask my trusted friends that have ridden for years.
if its good enough for them, it will be fine for me.
normally in my jeep i prefer castrol gtx dino oil.
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Read all the oil threads you can. Helps to have some good info to back up your decision. I use Mobil 1 V Twin 20W50 Syn. for 11 years now, on my '06. Works great for me, there are others that say different.
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NAPA Gold oil filters are made by WIX and cost less. I use the 7148 which is black. You can also get it in chrome with a slightly different number.
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Which Wix Filter?
Wix 51215 (black)
Wix 51225 (chrome)
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NAPA Gold oil filters are made by WIX and cost less. I use the 7148 which is black. You can also get it in chrome with a slightly different number.
7348 is chrome

Wix list 57148 and 57348 for Harley and they are a 5 micron filter.

If you go by application for Sportster it’s the 51215 which is a 21 micron filter.

5 micron is a lot finer, but it’s going to be in bypass with cold 20w-50 oil.

not saying what to use tho...
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Read all the oil threads you can. Helps to have some good info to back up your decision. I use Mobil 1 V Twin 20W50 Syn. for 11 years now, on my '06. Works great for me, there are others that say different.
I’ve had very good results with that oil in both compartments. IMHO, an air cooled motorcycle can really benefit from synthetic oil.

I find noticeably better clutch action and shifting with that oil or royal purple in the primary.
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