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Looking for a little help, yesterday I did an oil change. Switched from Harley Synthetic to Red Line Synthetic 20w50. Took it for a ride the motor felt extremely sluggish. Oil level was correct. Never felt right after it got to operating temperature. I ended up switching back to Screaming Eagle feels much better but not like normal. ANY IDEAS????
 

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Never heard anything like this, following just because I'm curious. BTW, do you usually do your own maintenance, and confident at what you do?
 

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Yes I have done the 3 previous services without issue, and I have installed all of the add ons. I found it quite odd / weird too.
 

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I have been running Redline 20-60 in this bike for four years now , never an issue .. My first thought is you put way too much oil in there , was she smoking like a dope head ?

JtB
 

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No smoking, I put a little over 3 quarts. The oil reads about half way on the criss-cross pattern on the dip stick.
 

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I wonder if the valve in your oil filter malfunction.
 

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No indicator lights came on, oil pressure stayed steady at 30psi while riding. I used Redline 20w50 vtwin synthetic.

The bike accelerated fine (or so it seemed) it was when I let off of the accelerator or shifted to a higher gear (5) there was an odd vibration at the center of the bike. When I pull the clutch lever in it idles fine and oil pressure seems normal. None of the indicator lights have been tripped, I pulled the plugs they look normal. I may replace them (they are almost 3 years old)

It could be me being overly cautious, but I would hate to do serious damage.

Again thanks for the help and suggestions.

Semper Fi
 

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So I went into the diagnostic and checked the code. No thrown codes. Beginning to think it may be me being over cautious. Plan to ride it for a while and see what happens.

Thanks all for the help / suggestions!
 
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