Mixing HD+ and Mobil 1 20/50...ok? - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
Retired firefighter
 
KMAN96ULTRA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wi Rapids Wi.
Posts: 311
Images: 38
Garage
Mixing HD+ and Mobil 1 20/50...ok?

i an changing all the oils today..and ran short of hd+ for the primary,
can i mix mb1 20/50 or is that not a good thing?

Still UP-RITE....and PUMPING AIR

A old scout once said...Lead...Follow...or get the hell
out of the WAY
KMAN96ULTRA is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 05:16 PM
Grandstanding Member
 
Dave63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 29,803
Mixing oils isn't recommended, because of different lubricant packages.

In all honesty.... I've done it, used similar oils, and never had an issue.

Mobile-1 in the primary will work, as long as the back of the bottle doesn't have "Energy Conserving" in the API rating seal.

__________________________________________
When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.... ~ Hunter S. Thompson~

R.I.P. Rubberdown. 1971-2012
Dave63 is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 05:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: .
Posts: 2,410
Dave, wouldn't you be mixing oils, to a little degree, if you just changed from dino to synth? Unless you did a complete system flush . . . .
Tucson_Tim is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 05:55 PM
Grandstanding Member
 
Dave63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 29,803
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tucson_Tim View Post
Dave, wouldn't you be mixing oils, to a little degree, if you just changed from dino to synth? Unless you did a complete system flush . . . .
Yes.... that's my point. It's almost unavoidable in some cases.

I could see if you were using super-flow-magic oil, and went to water-base-lubri-juice, but that just isn't gonna happen.

Oils for certain applications are all pretty much the same, if in the same class of motor oils or specific lubricants.

__________________________________________
When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.... ~ Hunter S. Thompson~

R.I.P. Rubberdown. 1971-2012
Dave63 is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
Retired firefighter
 
KMAN96ULTRA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wi Rapids Wi.
Posts: 311
Images: 38
Garage
how about mb1 75/140 would that be better?

Still UP-RITE....and PUMPING AIR

A old scout once said...Lead...Follow...or get the hell
out of the WAY
KMAN96ULTRA is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 08:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: .
Posts: 2,410
Quote:
Originally Posted by KMAN96ULTRA View Post
how about mb1 75/140 would that be better?
That would be good in the transmission. But not in the engine or primary case. Lot of people put the same oil in all three holes but I think it's better to use tranny oil in the tranny.
Tucson_Tim is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
Retired firefighter
 
KMAN96ULTRA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wi Rapids Wi.
Posts: 311
Images: 38
Garage
thanks!!!!

Still UP-RITE....and PUMPING AIR

A old scout once said...Lead...Follow...or get the hell
out of the WAY
KMAN96ULTRA is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 09:32 PM
Addicted Since 2010
 
XL1200R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,745
Images: 38
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tucson_Tim View Post
That would be good in the transmission. But not in the engine or primary case. Lot of people put the same oil in all three holes but I think it's better to use tranny oil in the tranny.
Agreed
No reason to not use the correct lube for the job.
Cheap insurance

Sent from my DROIDX using Motorcycle.com App

Link to my Youtube channel. All riding videos. Enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/user/PittSteelers1345

"Mr. Lahey is this you talking or the liquor?"

"Randy...(takes a swig)...I am the Liquor!!!"
XL1200R is online now  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 09:33 PM
Ride Hard
 
DSMITH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 802
I also use tranny oil the trans. I do like Amsiol in the primary. Feels right for me.
DSMITH is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 12:15 AM
Luke 22:36
 
Kainam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 19,973
Images: 149
Garage
I use Dexron III ATF in the primary.

Dexron III ATF.
Along with auto transmissions, Dexron III is also used in chain driven 4x4 transfer cases (NP207, NP208 etc)...

After all, what is in an automatic transmission? Clutches, bearings etc... ATF is also used in chain driven transfer cases (NP 207/NP 208) that have.... chains.

Sounds like a HD primary to me.



Here's what Barnett has to say about primary oil

Quote:
As far as what oils to use, we generally suggest following the manufacturer's recommendations. Use only quality motorcycle specific oils. The main purpose of oils in a "wet" clutch application (as far as the clutch pack itself is concerned) is to act as a coolant. Oil flowing through the clutch plates help to keep the plates cooler, resulting in smoother clutch action and longer life. Using too heavy viscosity can cause plates to stick when cold. All Barnett wet clutches are designed to be used with synthetic or petroleum based oils.

NOTE: We do not recommend using the Harley Davidson Formula Plus oil with our clutches. Remember, the single best insurance you can have for your clutch and bike is to keep clean, good quality oil in it!
Barnett Performance Products


I use Mobil 1 75w-90 in my transmission.

'05 Carbed Night Train
111 rwhp, 112 rwtq
Best 1/4 ET 12.557s
Best 1/4 MPH 108.59
Kainam is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome