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Old 02-26-2012, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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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 . . . .
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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.
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how about mb1 75/140 would that be better?
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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.
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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.
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I also use tranny oil the trans. I do like Amsiol in the primary. Feels right for me.
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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.



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