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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-28-2006, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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what kind of oil should i use? automotor oil or what?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-28-2006, 12:56 PM
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shell rotella T 15w-40 is an excellent oil, stay away from energy conserving oils.

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It's all up to you. The biggest thing is to keep away from any 'energy conserving' types, like TrashLord said.
Check out THIS link for what alot of others use.


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If you are in a hot climate such as Texas, you should use 50w-80. With our wet clutches, you'll need the Energy Conserving version. About $29 a quart. Idn't that right, Woody?

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If you are in a hot climate such as Texas, you should use 50w-80. With our wet clutches, you'll need the Energy Conserving version. About $29 a quart. Idn't that right, Woody?


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If you are in a hot climate such as Texas, you should use 50w-80. With our wet clutches, you'll need the Energy Conserving version. About $29 a quart. Idn't that right, Woody?
I wasn't going to say anything but since you brought it up in those hot climates you would be best off with 75/140 which is not energy conserving so you have to add a liberal amount of Z-maxx and Slick 50.

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Any good non energy conserving (as posted by Hyper)10/40 to 20/50 will do although I am partial to Syn myself and it does help the engines run cooler, Ask Harley guys who have been to Sturgis with the same bike running Dino one year and Syn another and ask them if they noticed a difference.

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If you are in a hot climate such as Texas, you should use 50w-80. With our wet clutches, you'll need the Energy Conserving version. About $29 a quart. Idn't that right, Woody?

Come on Ernie! I know the info is crazy, but don't screw with this poor new member asking for help. Shame on you man! Where's the love? Come on, group hug.

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I warned him.. one of these days a newbie is gonna run off and follow his advice and I'm gonna give them Ernie's address then!


(as a side note.. please people, we all love a good laugh, but as a caution, can you close those off with a J/K ( for 'just kidding') like Woody did?)

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