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OIL vs OIL vs OIL???????

I have a 2005 Sporty 1200c and have read many, many threads on what oil to use. I have a pretty good handle on the better brands but I'm confused about the viscosity. It seem that 20-50 synthetic is the most recommended but my service/repair manual recommends SAE 20-50 above 40 degrees, SAE 50 above 60, and SAE 60 above 80. I haven't seen these heavier weights talked about. So, what's the real scoop on summer riding with temps over 80? Or, will 20-50 synthetic cover all the bases?
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Re-read your manual. You'll see,(if it's the factory manual), they recommend 20w50 above 40 degrees, 10w40 below 40 degrees. If you are looking at anything other than a factory(I E: H-D ) manual, take anything they say with a grain of salt.
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Run 20w50 synthetic 365 and forget about it.

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WTF??????..ya give up on the baby oil... I thought ya liked squeezin the little fellers....

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WTF??????..ya give up on the baby oil... I thought ya liked squeezin the little fellers....
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an Oil thread

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Re-read your manual. You'll see,(if it's the factory manual), they recommend 20w50 above 40 degrees, 10w40 below 40 degrees. If you are looking at anything other than a factory(I E: H-D ) manual, take anything they say with a grain of salt.
That's what I was hoping for. Thanks guys!!:-)
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