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Are you running this in your motor? Pretty pricey MC oil. I can do an oil change for the cost of 1 qt of that.
That ma2 rating doesn't mean jack in a Harley motor that doesn't share a sump.
Run it in the primary maybe depending on the clutch you're running and whether or not the synthetic will cause slipping.
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Evo Sportsters do not share Engine and Transmission oils.

correct i was wrong the primary/clutch and transmission does
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There is a difference between viscosity (a measured value) and viscosity grade (which spans a range of measured viscosity values). The measured viscosity of a particular oil changes constantly with temperature. The viscosity grade of an oil (e.g. 10W-30) does not change unless the oil is actually damaged.
There are three parts to the SAE viscosity grade. The last number (20, 30, 40, etc.) defines the “major” grade. It is determined by the oil’s measured viscosity at 212°F (100°C) and is the most important part of the viscosity grade. It should be considered the operating, or effective viscosity grade of the oil. The “W” stands for “winter”, and not “weight” as is commonly believed; and the first number combined with the W is the “winter grade”. The winter grade of a multi-viscosity oil is determined by two parameters: the Cold Cranking Viscosity; and the Pumping Viscosity. These viscosities are defined as maximum viscosity values at various sub-zero temperatures. All of this is defined by SAE J300. To me it would seem totally advantageous to use 15w-60 oil, since even Harley recommends a straight 60 weight at certain ambient temperatures. The best way I have found to reduce the so called "noisy engine" is to remove my hearing aids and put on a helmet. Joking aside, my engine to me does not seem to be as noisy as cycles I rode back in the 50s and 60s. The concern of normal engine noise does not really concern me.

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Just some additional info on viscosity and so on.....one of the interesting points is if you are at the maximum point of the range for 50 weight oil it could be at the minimum point of the range for 60 weight. If I recall correctly and since I have been looking at many numbers lately....I could be wrong....but I think Mobil 1 Twin oil for Harleys the 50 weight topped at 20.6 ( I will check later and correct if wrong) but, if so it is very close to being a 60 weight. Anyway, thought some of you might like to check this out, if not scroll on and enjoy your day.
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Are you running this in your motor? Pretty pricey MC oil. I can do an oil change for the cost of 1 qt of that.
That ma2 rating doesn't mean jack in a Harley motor that doesn't share a sump.
Run it in the primary maybe depending on the clutch you're running and whether or not the synthetic will cause slipping.
Been running this on my S&S BT for years (also in the primary with no issues)... I was going to run it on the Sportster too.... BUT... after reading all your posts about the Valvoline VR1 and doing some "homework" I´ve decided I will run the VR1 in the Sportster... (Spectro in the primary/trans).

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Nothing wrong with the Motul.
Makes more sense if price is a factor.

https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Huile-MOTUL-...MAAOSwz9la21DF

https://www.amazon.fr/Valvoline-Raci...2132728&sr=8-2
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Motul is very good oil!!

Slightly cheaper here in Spain...

https://www.amazon.es/MOTUL-7100-20W...gateway&sr=8-1

Valvoline... good price in this page:

https://www.todoparatucoche.com/lubr...941023021.html
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