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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-14-2018, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Alternative suggestions for oil change?

Engine oil - 5k
Primary oil - 10K
Transmission oil - 20K

Which oil is everyone using in each.

Im using


Engine oil - Amsoil
Primary oil - Amsoil
Transmission oil - Amsoil

Now... Im wanting suggestion on anything better for:

Primary oil -
Transmission -
vs
Amsoil in these 2 and why?

I plan to use Amsoil in engine permanently.



Also what other parts would one need and part numbers for them as in rubber washer replacements ect when doing oil changes in all 3 holes for 2018 RGS?

Also any filter oil ect better than the K&N?
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I don't get overly excited about oil brands anymore . Or filters .. Right now I have some Harley syn3 in the shop waiting to be dumped in . I have used Redline and Valvoline the most in this bike . Most Amsoil users are convinced it is best and everything else is junk . I use K&N filters or Mobil 1 M102 or the Harley filters ..

I change the engine and primary every oil change and the trans every other oil change .. Biggest thing is to change the oil at regular intervals ..

I have plenty of oil analysis to show that the brands I typically use are good oils ..
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I personally go with oil that I can get at the local auto parts store. I used Mobil 1 V-Twin oil and right now I use Castrol 20w50 V-Twin oil. I use 75w140 full synthetic gear lube in the tranny either Mobil 1 or Valvoline. I use HD trans/primary oil in the primary. Over 100,000 mile on the bike with these oils so that speaks for itself.


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My Dyna has 58k miles and I always used syn3 on everything. Never had any issue so far, debris on magnetic plugs always within limit, no smoke on anything.
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My riding partner , who passed away in 2016 , was proof that Harley dino and syn3 were /are good oil , all he ever used and every bike had the far side of 100k on them when he traded ...
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Never understood motor oil in a gear case???

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Never understood motor oil in a gear case???
Super super common with lots of bikes. Ask 100 people and get 100 different answers. All of my previous bikes (not Harley) had one oil change hole and one filter. 1 one un uno ein. Numero uno...


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Also what other parts would one need and part numbers for them as in rubber washer replacements ect when doing oil changes in all 3 holes for 2018 RGS?

Also any filter oil ect better than the K&N?
Here is the Oem oil change gasket kit part # (3 "O" rings and Primary cover seal) it's cheap:

17369-06 GASKET SERVICE KIT 1000 MI (1600 KM), 5000 MI (8000 KM), 10,000 MI (16,000 KM), WITH 11105 AND CLUTCH COVER SEAL $5.23

Your schedule looks fine and Amsoil is a very good choice. I prefer the Oem oil filters because.... I don't know why.

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Amsoil
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K&N filter cuz it has the nut on the bottom
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