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View Poll Results: what engine oil do you use?
mobil 1 V twin 230 20.18%
mobil 1 20/50 gold cap 103 9.04%
red line 34 2.98%
royal purple 54 4.74%
syn 3 226 19.82%
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Some studies suggest that additives used to create multi grade oils have issues with the additives breaking down.Best to use straight grade oil base on temps in your area.
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And yeh

The multi's break down.

In this heat I can just use 60 straight, bike is usually 80+ * at startup
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I figure a quart of Pennzoil will be taken out the shop to be incinerated with me on my burning pyre.

On the road trips. Most USA stores stock it.
I heard that Pennsylvania had big fat dinosaur; that why oil from this area is better.
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You ain't got muh flavor ...... Kendal sae50, I put the xxxx in everywhere (on the ironhead)
Partial to valvoline in the Honda, but that bike (the ironhead) has been lubricating the streets with Kendall since before I was born, why mess with success I say!
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Maxima V-Twin 20/50 Syn Oil Change in a Box next change, but last year i used Maxima in the motor and Mobil 1 V-twin in the Primary. I do mostly in town driving between friends houses and stores in Florida and my typical engine temps are around 190F after about a half hour to 45 mins at 55 mph, according to my dipstick gauge. I am also using a K&N wrench off filter right now but will use the one that came in the box next time.

I'm a little concerned that it seems that no one else is using this oil, but the results have been good for me and my 04 XL1200C seems to like it.
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You ain't got muh flavor ...... Kendal sae50, I put the xxxx in everywhere (on the ironhead)
Partial to valvoline in the Honda, but that bike (the ironhead) has been lubricating the streets with Kendall since before I was born, why mess with success I say!
You should try Brad Penn or Penn Grade much better, they have that green oil. LOL

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