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Hi,
I have a simple qustion please:
Can I put the same oil in a Sportster XL1200 '97 CASTROL GTX 20W-50?
for primary and motor?
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should be able to, I run Mobile 1 20w 50 synthetic in mine.
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Should be, dont see why not.
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You need to be sure that its wet clutch compatible....it will be fine for the engine,but I would stick with a motorcycle specific oil for the primary
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Personally I use Syn3 in engine and B&M Trick Shift in my primary/trans. The B&M was recommended by clutch mfg when I replaced clutch. I used Formula + prior and never had any problems. I was advised NOT to use Syn3 in primary as that was too slippery and some have experienced clutch slippage. That said, I would caution against using a "regular" type motor oil in the primary. I would use something that is compatible with friction plates for your primary.
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Thank you for all message.
So the CASTROL GTX 20W-50 is dyno (mineral) maybe is better to put Amsoil 20w50 in the primary/transmition? this is syntetic
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So the CASTROL GTX 20W-50 is dyno (mineral) maybe is better to put Amsoil 20w50 in the primary/transmition? this is syntetic
Amsoil is fine, its what I and many other use, but be sure to get the Motorcycle specific one..It will say Motorcycle right on the bottle

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/mcv.aspx
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Here is a good link: http://www.harley-performance.com/ha...idson-oil.html

"For Sportster 883cc and 1200cc motorcycles, the AMSOIL Synthetic 20W-50 Motorcycle Oil is recommended for both the engine and transmission"
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Is Castrol 20-50 V-Twin recommended and is it OK for wet clutches?
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I use Amsoil 20/50 in my 95 883 Sporty and it is my understanding that my bike has a dry clutch so I even add Tufoil motorcycle engine treatment and I have never had any clutch slippage problem. The bigest surprise was how much easier the trans shifted no more clunk except going from neutral to first gear.
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