Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Western Kansas
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I was very sceptical about the whole deal at first. Drain plug laying on the bench and the bike is running???? Yeah right....but Holy Crap!!! This deal works and works well. I will use this every time my oil is changed. I did a complete oil change, rode it around town (5 miles) and then pulled the dipstick and the oil looked as it did when it was poured out of the SYN3 quart container!!!! I did catch 3 ounces when I drained it. Going to send it in for analysis. Only thing, if dealer didn't get all the first 1000 mile oil out then it will have contaminated my 3 oz 5000 mile sample. We'll see what they come up with...
There has been some discussion here about scavenging oil. I think the general consensus is that is an unneeded use of time and money. There is really no way that the 10-15% of the oil remaining in the case is going to compromise anything. Especially since 99% of hardcore Harley owners change the oil well before it is at the end of its life anyway.
Of course, if you had a bike that had been sitting a long period of time, or if there was something specific that caused contamination, that would be a different story.
But, hey man, there are folks who do it. If it gives you some peace of mind, then it's obviously worth it to you.
By the way, when I change my oil, it also looks that clean for the first few hundred miles, and I don't scavenge it.
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