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Hi. Just poured Red Line Vtwin transmission oil with shockproof, in my transmissions for the first time. The stuff poured out of the container more like a thin milk shake rather than the HD oil I've been using. Is that normal, is it thicker? Thanks


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It is thicker, and I have been using it since my bike was new. Got
35k now and the shock proof is the bomb. I change it out every
10k and even then it still looks clean.
 

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I have used it for over 25k miles in my 2009 Dyna Super Glide. It looks a little different but it works great.

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Hi. Just poured Red Line Vtwin transmission oil with shockproof, in my transmissions for the first time. The stuff poured out of the container more like a thin milk shake rather than the HD oil I've been using. Is that normal, is it thicker? Thanks


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Shockproof = thicker
Heavy shock = Vaseline

Pink Vaseline.

I used it and liked it. Ran out currently running Bel-Ray gear saver thanks to Wingnut. Mobil-1 just allowed gears to make too much whining noise......
 

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I do engine oil at 5000 miles and the primary and trans at 10K intervals
 

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Crap I just up graded to 75 140 Mobile 1 synthetic from lower grade synthetic. I seem to read these posts AFTER I buy and install something that I may not be happy with. I'll run it awhile see what happens.
 

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Crap I just up graded to 75 140 Mobile 1 synthetic from lower grade synthetic. I seem to read these posts AFTER I buy and install something that I may not be happy with. I'll run it awhile see what happens.
If its on a 2007 or newer, no worries. Most gears are helical....not straight. Quieter anyway.
 

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If its on a 2007 or newer, no worries. Most gears are helical....not straight. Quieter anyway.
Thanks I don't like unnecessary noise.
 

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I ran Redline for years. Figured I was sick of ordering it. Mobil-1 is at stores.

Redline stayed in trans last 2 changes. Mobil-1 came out pink. I've also been wearing a 3/4 helmet.

This weekends 200 mile ride, I wore a half helmet. Drove me crazy...... I started hearing it the other weekend in Virginia.......with the 3/4 helmet.

All the Redline is flushed out now.

Bel-Ray Gear saver is 85w140. Wingnut swears by it. Thick and red. Like a candy apple. Non-synthetic. Hypoid rated.
 

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I use Red Line lubricants in my Dyna. Is Red Line transmission oil better than Belray or Spectro? I don't know. Short of some very sophisticated testing, I don't think that any of us could know. Red Line is not as readily available as most other lubricants at local parts stores. I just have to order it a few days before I will need it.

While Mobile-1 is a highly rated oil, I have heard a lot of riders complain that their engine, transmission and primary makes noticeably more noise when they use this oil. Does that mean that Mobile-1 does not lubricate as well as other oils? No. Without someone testing this oil for wear properties, it just means that it is 'noisier' than some other oils.

Red Line transmission oil is fully synthetic, Belray is not synthetic. The primary advantage of synthetic engine oils is that they tolerate higher temperatures than conventional oils without breaking down. In a primary or a transmission, high temperatures are not an issue. I can't see any reason why Belray would not be a viable lubricant in a Harley primary or transmission.

If I ever need to change primary or transmission fluids and didn't have Red Line handy, I would have not qualms about using other high quality lubricants.

Pete

I ran Redline for years. Figured I was sick of ordering it. Mobil-1 is at stores.

Redline stayed in trans last 2 changes. Mobil-1 came out pink. I've also been wearing a 3/4 helmet.

This weekends 200 mile ride, I wore a half helmet. Drove me crazy...... I started hearing it the other weekend in Virginia.......with the 3/4 helmet.

All the Redline is flushed out now.

Bel-Ray Gear saver is 85w140. Wingnut swears by it. Thick and red. Like a candy apple. Non-synthetic. Hypoid rated.
 

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I love the stuff - transmission is noticeably quieter while underway, and at 10K miles it doesn't smell burnt at all. My perception is that this is a quality lubricant and worth the price premium.
 

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We used/stocked Red Line driveline lubricants here for almost 20 years now.
It's the good stuff.
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