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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 09-20-2010, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys,
Is anyone using the Amsoil 20W50 fully synthetic oil?
I'm thinking about trying it in my 2006 Jackpot.
Apparently it suppose to lower the temperature and make the engine much quieter. Also don't have to worry about oil breaking down over time during winter months.
I use fully synthetic oil in my R6 and I can tell it works great.
Any thoughts??

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Use the search feature and you will find a few threads on this already.
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Wink Ok, then..

Now it looks like you have the same model as I do...
What do you use?

20W40 or 20W50 synthetic?
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I don't use synthetic. Victory recommends a semi-synthetic blend.

I only use the recommended weight of 20-20.
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Some of us are thinking about blending our own using Amsoil, Rotella 6, or Mobile 1 V-Twin and a standard dino oil like Rotella or Valvoline.

Wth the new Vic's going 5k miles between oil changes because neutral is easier to find; I have to wonder if they were being overly cautious in their recommendation of 2500 miles on earlier bikes.

By their reasoning I should be able to go until I can't find neutral anymore or 5k miles. Whichever comes first.

The blend also has to do with the clutch slipping. You could probably go with a 30/70 blend of syn/dino.

Here are a few good sites to learn about oil. Probably more than you ever wanted to know.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/cms/

http://www.nordicgroup.us/oil.htm#

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Oils1.html
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Wth the new Vic's going 5k miles between oil changes because neutral is easier to find;

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/cms/

http://www.nordicgroup.us/oil.htm#

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Oils1.html
I had heard / read about the neutral being hard to find but mine has always been easy -- never any problems , if anything goes into neutral to easy.

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Hi guys,
Is anyone using the Amsoil 20W50 fully synthetic oil?
I'm thinking about trying it in my 2006 Jackpot.
Apparently it suppose to lower the temperature and make the engine much quieter. Also don't have to worry about oil breaking down over time during winter months.
I use fully synthetic oil in my R6 and I can tell it works great.
Any thoughts??

Thanks Levi
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This is an interesting news!! My neutral is often hard to find and I find myself clicking between first and second a few times pretty much every stop light.
Do you think that a fresh oil change will help that?
From everything I read around I can always go with the Victory oil blend. However a lot of people preffer fully synthetic 20W50 for many reasons, like better heat management and life span. Also, I see a lot of people using 20W50 and they say they love it. Then there are people who are talking about clutch slipping but I couldn't find anyone who would say I used it and I don't like it, or I had clutch slipping problem. It's seems like a rummor more than anything. Is there actually someone who used it and experienced any problems?
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I'm not sure but, the guy at the local dealership told me that he has had to replace two clutches in Victory bikes after the people put Amsoil in them. Not sure, I've been looking to find out this whole oil thing. I bought mine from a different dealer and they used a regular 10/40 syn-blend. FYI.
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My 03 Vegas does the same thing. Haven't figured that out yet myself. I have found that as you are coming to a slow stop(under 5 mph) it seems easier to find N.
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