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Yeah he's way over thinking this. he said this on another forum..

According to the formulas in AGMA viscosity is a function of shaft rpm, convoluted gear diameter and temperature. As the shaft speed increases required viscosity decreases.
As the gear diameter increases the required viscosity increases.
As the oil temperature increases the required viscosity grade increases
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Originally Posted by shanneba View Post
Here is what Diamond says about chain lubrication-

More than you would ever need to know about chain

Roller Chain Lubrication
Roller chain drives suffer more harm from faulty lubrication than from years of normal service!!!
A roller chain consists of a series of connected journal bearings which must be properly lubricated to obtain the maximum service life.
Although many slow speed drives operate successfully with little or no lubrication beyond that initially applied at the time of manufacture,
continued proper lubrication will greatly extend the useful life of every chain drive.
Chain drives require lubrication for six primary purposes:
1. Resist wear of the pin-bushing joint.
2. Cushion impact loads.
3. Dissipate heat.
4. Flush away foreign materials.
5. Lubricate chain-sprocket contact surfaces.
6. Prevent rust or corrosion.
In selecting a lubricant, a good grade of clean petroleum oil without additives is most commonly recommended.
Certain additives in oil can leave a varnish or gum buildup which will prevent additional lubricant from entering
chain joints.
The viscosity of the lubricant greatly affects its ability to flow into the internal areas; therefore, the highest viscosity
oil which will flow between the chain link plates and fill the pin-bushing areas will provide the greatest film thickness
and best wear life.


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+-------------+--------+------+
|   Ambient   |  SAE   | SAE  |
| Temperature | Engine | Gear |
| Degrees F   | Oil    | Oil  |
+-------------+--------+------+
| 20-40       | 20     | 80W  |
| 40-100      | 30     | 85W  |
| 100-120     | 40     | 90   |
| 120-140     | 50     | 90   |
+-------------+--------+------+
Yep. Been running Valvoline HP 85w90 for years in the sportster. Never hurt a thing. And if ya think a roller chain even cares if it has oil. Check out my avatar. I just carry an oil can with 85w90 in it. Squirt a little on it when I stop for gas. Never failed yet.
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Picked up a bottle of Red Line 80W Motorcycle Gear Oil With Shockproof.

The label says "Designed for optimal wet clutch operation". Also "Shockproof chemistry ... (so) can be rated as a 75W140 gear oil".

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The shockproof fluids work well in transmissions, not so much in the clutch / stator.
Yes Red Line does have a partner that races Sportsters that uses it but it is not their primary / transmission suggested lubricant.

There is a thread or two here about the Shockproof oil in a Sportster.

Use shockproof in the search form-

http://xlforum.net/forums/s...ght=shockproof

http://xlforum.net/forums/s...ght=shockproof

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Thanks.
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Maybe I should use 2190 TEP......if they would just put the right additives in it for my sportster. Odd that those gigantic gear reducers hooked up to a 25,000 HP unit uses 2190 TEP oil for years and years without being changed.....ah,yes....no clutch in those reduction gear units....so maybe not. Semper Fortis and TICH.
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Why is it, when I change my oils, the trans oil is darker than the motor oil?
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