Amsoil synthetic 20W-50 for my TC96 with 6000 miles.
I have a dealer that is about 1/4th the distance to the Harley Dealer. In fact I think it is a distributor actually.Amsoil has a good product.
I believe Independant testing still has Mobil-1 at the highest rating for any synthetic oil.
If you have a line on Amsoil, I'd use it. I would myself, but it's sold by independant delaers in my area, so I can't get it as easily as I fo, Mobil-1, or Royal Purple. Even my Redline products I order through JEGS....
They are both good. That having been said, I use Mobil 1.I'd like to see any credible testing that puts Mobile 1 above Amsoil.
Amsoil's claims are so brazen, their open invite to duplicate and disprove their results, anybody who could refute them ought to be making a very big splash, and I haven't heard of it.
Bingo!They are both good. That having been said, I use Mobil 1.
My reasoning: 1) I used to work for Mobil Oil Co. :and 2) they don't sell Amsoil in Mexico.
Any good synthetic (of the correct rating and weight), proper oil change intervals and (dare I say it):soapbox an oil cooler is all you need.
I dunno. At the risk of sticking my size 12 in my mouth.:footIs 6000 miles too early?
I mean at 6000 miles. Is that too early? Max told me when I was changing at 1000 miles that he suggests I wait till I have some more miles before switching to synthetic, but I don't remember what he suggested.
Airplane engines go through extreme heat cycles (I used to be a flight instructor, so I have at least a modicum of knowledge in this area). You have to be careful descending not to super-cool the engine and cause damage to the heads and cylinders. Maybe, and I haven't a clue as to why, this has something to do with it.Ask your son a question if this is why?:
I do believe the reason is because the oil change intervals on planes is far shorter then cars/trucks/motorcycles and airplanes are also allowed leaded gas use, which is a natural top end lubricant and helps cool an engine on its own.
I've used synitic on my other bikes and found that I sell the bike within a few years anyway, so with my new 08 Ultra, I will just use the HD brand regular dino oil and change it 3,000-4,500 miles depending on what it looks like and if the registration is due. You should be checking your oil every once and a while anyway. If it looks bad, change it.Anybody using HD REGULAR dino oil in their TC 96 engine?
Sounds like the best of both worlds, but a frying pan is not an engine, But if true, wouldn't you want the oil to go to the heated parts. I would.Speaking of synthetics..... I was at this motorcyle shop and this guy came in from BelRay and did this demonstration. He had a fry pan that he heated with a torch. He then poured in some pure dino oil. It basically set in the middle of the pan and slowly burnt off. He then put synthetic in and it moved away from the heat. It never burnt off, but it left a noticeable dry spot in the middle of the pan. He then put in a Bel Ray (of course) synthetic/dino blend. It moved to the heat, and didn't burn off.
Anyone ever heard of anything like this??? Do you think it really matters or is it just one of those trick tests?