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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-19-2017, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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my bike mechanic friend just read me the riot act

I have a noise coming from the left side of the engine. thought it was some sort of tapping.
asked when and what am I using in the 3 holes.
red line in tranny.
mobil1 in engine and primary.

so he laughs at me then chastises me. never run mobil 1 in primary. that only has engine rating. primary is different rating. that's the noise you hear. hands me a bottle of bel ray primary oil. tells me not to come back until I have a real problem.

of course he bitches at me that I spent the money on the super shox but I am using the wrong oil in the primary.

so guess what I will be doing first thing Saturday?
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I used to run RL in my primary, but on advice form my Indy and a couple others I respect, I have changed to Bell Ray Primary fluid as well and it seems to work better. (I had some slipping before with RL)
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I use Redline in all three holes, but have used Mobil1. I like Redline better though I never had any problems with Mobil 1.
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There is absolutely, positively, nothing wrong with Mobil 1. It's a world-class oil.

If you want to use something else because you like it better, obviously that's perfectly fine. But there's nothing wrong with Mobil 1.
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There is absolutely, positively, nothing wrong with Mobil 1. It's a world-class oil.

If you want to use something else because you like it better, obviously that's perfectly fine. But there's nothing wrong with Mobil 1.
would you put motor oil in your car transmission ?

read the ratings needed for tranny,primary and engine. then read the rating on mobil 1. its rated for engine oil and I use it in both my truck and the wifes car and the bike. the rating on bel ray primary oil is the proper rating for the primary.


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Mobile 1 MC formula is made for wet clutch applications. The standard Mobile 1 is not , according to their web page.
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popcorn ready...........these oil discussions are always entertaining.
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popcorn ready...........these oil discussions are always entertaining.
Hahahahaha......My Dumb ass will stoke the fire even more and just say that as a simpleton, I just run HD SYN 3 in all 3........never had an issue.......regardless of how short or long I have owned the bike for
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I do not believe the QUALITY of the oil is in question. I personally love Mobil1.

However it is a question of RATING. I am too lazy right now to look it up, but I dont believe that Mobil1 has the necessary JASO rating for wet clutch applications. I use, believe it or not Shell Rotella in the primary specifically because of the JASO rating.

Furthermore I learned about all this useless information right here on the greatest forum on the internet (to steal a line from MikeU who is spot on in his assesment).

I also believe I read that in this case (pardon the pun) synthetic anything has a bit too much slippery stuff for a clutch, which in the primary ONLY, I use Dino.


As always when discussing oil, YMMV.


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