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01-28-2009 08:33 PM
Mastertech 3.5 quarts, anymore can cause hard shifting when cold.
01-28-2009 11:57 AM
slimvulcanrider I lub Lucas...great stuff...great bang for the buck.
01-25-2009 03:09 PM
ViVaLaLude00
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Originally Posted by bullwinkle View Post
I've run Lucas in both my cages and other bikes. I will be using it in the Vulcan after I do a final oil change before spring riding.
I didnt see any harm in putting some in there. I know when my car had a small oil leak around the front seal it slowed the leak down. Plus it lubricates the internals alot better then oil.

Thanks for all your help!
01-25-2009 02:41 PM
bullwinkle I've run Lucas in both my cages and other bikes. I will be using it in the Vulcan after I do a final oil change before spring riding.
01-25-2009 01:19 PM
ViVaLaLude00 Good deal i will drain the oil and i think i will just put 3.5 qts back in. Has anyone ever run the Lucas Oil stabilizer in their bike? I run it in my car quiet a bit and it works really good, just wondering if its good to run in the motorcycle as well.
01-25-2009 11:51 AM
wkrizan
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Originally Posted by ViVaLaLude00 View Post
How? My sight glass is gunked up i cant see it, should i just empty the oil then refill it? If so how much oil does these bikes take? I just bid on a manual so hopefully i will have one soon.
While your bike is up on the center stand start it and have her run for a minute. With a flash light pointed at your sight glass shut the bike off, you will see the oil rise within the glass, this will tell you where your oil level is.

Peace
01-25-2009 10:46 AM
davewex
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Originally Posted by Old Dog View Post
Like I said, the manual says 4L but that over fills it... I believe most say they use 3.5 Qts., I buy Shell Rotella T 5w-40 Syn. in 1-Gal. containers and put all 4 Qts. in, but it does over fill the glass...
I am probably doing wrong, I know I am against the manual and other VN750 owners, so take their advice, not mine...
That fogged up bit, could it be temperature related or a full glass????
Have a good one...Old Dog...
I use 4 quarts too and it just fills to the top of the glass, but above the H and L marks.
01-25-2009 10:30 AM
Old Dog Like I said, the manual says 4L but that over fills it... I believe most say they use 3.5 Qts., I buy Shell Rotella T 5w-40 Syn. in 1-Gal. containers and put all 4 Qts. in, but it does over fill the glass...
I am probably doing wrong, I know I am against the manual and other VN750 owners, so take their advice, not mine...
That fogged up bit, could it be temperature related or a full glass????
Have a good one...Old Dog...
01-25-2009 10:10 AM
ViVaLaLude00
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Originally Posted by flitecontrol View Post
Dealers make mistakes too. The guy I bought my bike from bought a 2009 Vulcan 2000. Hadn't ridden it two months when it had to go back with engine damage. Dealership put too much oil in his bike on initial fill.

Wouldn't hurt to confirm your oil level is correct ASAP.
How? My sight glass is gunked up i cant see it, should i just empty the oil then refill it? If so how much oil does these bikes take? I just bid on a manual so hopefully i will have one soon.
01-25-2009 08:03 AM
flitecontrol Dealers make mistakes too. The guy I bought my bike from bought a 2009 Vulcan 2000. Hadn't ridden it two months when it had to go back with engine damage. Dealership put too much oil in his bike on initial fill.

Wouldn't hurt to confirm your oil level is correct ASAP.
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