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Old 01-04-2013, 09:16 PM
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How do we determine correct weight? Are we talking manufacture specs? Or is it a suggestion or one straight weight. I'm always at the mercy of you guys,... I know just enough to be dumb(er).

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After almost 30 years in the maintenance field I just have to say that there really isn't any bad oils out there anymore and true acutal oil related failures are very far and few between. It doesn't matter what brand you use. Whats important is that its the correct weight and type for the application.
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Go off the manufacture recommendations according to the weather chart. 2050 is a good all over choice unless your riding in really cold/ hot temperatures.
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I use Lucas 20/50 in the engine and primary and Spectro 6 speed in the trans.
http://www.lucasoil.com/products/dis...how&headTitle= - Lucas Synthetic High Performance Motor Oil

http://www.spectro-oils.com/heavy-du...nsmission-oil/
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Agree with tmd any brand of oil is of a decent or better quality these days. When something blows up it is very rarely the oils fault.

That said I use Amsoil in most of my stuff including HD's
20W50 in Primary and Engine
75W90 in Trans
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Just got the bike back yesterday from the shop. Doing some upgrades, Feuling High Volume oil pump, HV camplate, Timken cam bearings and Zippers "Redline" chaincam tensioners. Although I don't have pics of the bottom end the pics give you an idea of how clean Amsoil can keep an engine. The Shark had just over 31k when the work was done.







Old camplate and oil pump.


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Just got the bike back yesterday from the shop. Doing some upgrades, Feuling High Volume oil pump, HV camplate, Timken cam bearings and Zippers "Redline" chaincam tensioners. Although I don't have pics of the bottom end the pics give you an idea of how clean Amsoil can keep an engine. The Shark had just over 31k when the work was done.







Old camplate and oil pump.


Please contact me if you would like to "upgrade" with the greatest oil ever produced.

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Did give any thought into ditching the cam chain all together and using gears since your in that deep ?
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31k and not a mark in those chain tensioners, no reason to worry there.......
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31k and not a mark in those chain tensioners, no reason to worry there.......
Thats good to know. A few write ups I've been reading say their going to fail sooner or later. Write ups are like ass H's everybody's got one. Lol
PS. They did say the hydraulic ones were better than the spring loaded ones.
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Thats good to know. A few write ups I've been reading say their going to fail sooner or later. Write ups are like ass H's everybody's got one. Lol
PS. They did say the hydraulic ones were better than the spring loaded ones.
...and the spring loaded ones weren't THAT bad imo.Running Amsoil in my 02,the originals went 75k.
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