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Anyone using synthetic oil in there ride? Was gonna do my 2nd oil change since the rebuild and thought about using synthetic oil just looking for some feed back on thoughts on synthetic..
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I have an 09' and been using synthetic since my 1K service. Started with syn 3 and then switched to Redline 20w50 (also synthetic) around 13k or so. Now at 21k about to switch to Redline 20w60. I use Redline 75w90 gear oil (#57904) in the primary. It's really just a matter of preference. Bike runs and shifts smooth.
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Anyone using synthetic oil in there ride? Was gonna do my 2nd oil change since the rebuild and thought about using synthetic oil just looking for some feed back on thoughts on synthetic..
If i was you stick with mineral oil not synthetic no good to mix the two as you will not get every drop of mineral oil out of your motor before you put the synthetic in and if it is a fresh motor dont take the risk just my opinion but see what others say
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Synthetic will mix with mineral oil just fine with no problems.....

I switched at the first service to Syn 3 , since then Ive run nothing but Amsoil...but thats my preference.

The most important thing is whichever oil you choose , use a quality oil, and change it regularly.
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i,tried a,synthetic blend,not even full,synthetic 20-50. the oil leaks the that i,had considered,acceptable,were now a,problem. i'll,never use anything but straight 50w,dino,in an ironhead,again.
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think i will stick with the valvoline 20-50.I havent read many good thoughts on the synthetic in the irons.Dint mean tto start a thread for no reason but wanted to hear thoughts from ironhead riders and the lube section sees mainly evo guys..

I got 650 miles on the motor and its just a quite as it was when i fired it up the first time after rebuild. I think my speedo makes more noise then the whole motor minus the exhuast ,lol dam sqeeky thing and right at 60 mph of course.
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