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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-29-2014, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone use it? I was reading the latest edition of Baggers magazine and there was a short write up on the benefits of using it for additional motor protection and lubrication. They tested it on Victory Cross country and produced a whopping 1 HP and 3 ft lbs. The benefits claimed is reduced engine wear at start up, reduced operating temperature and extended engine life with continued use. All good benefits in my book. Only concern is clutch slippage. Thoughts?

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I once heard that the additive package in motor oil is a finely balanced recipe, like a cake recipe--if it calls for 2 eggs, 3 eggs aren't better. A good motor oil has all the ingredients it needs to serve the engine well. I am always suspicious of grandiose claims and I would avoid it. But that's just me.

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stay with what your using.

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I do plan on sticking with Amsoil 10/40. Been a good oil for my victory. Products like Militec are similar to Z-MAX when it comes to plating the metal in your motor. In a Harley where the oil is not shared It may be ok to try. I'm real skeptical though about additives in a shared clutch/transmission/motor application like ours.

I'm always interested in lubrication. Anything to reduce friction in an air cooled motor in this climate is worth taking a look at. Problem is there are some areas that need friction to operate properly like our clutch.

just a thought. Trying to live up to my name.

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I have always wondered, how can an additive "plate" metal that is already coated with oil? Maybe someone who is into chemistry or a lube engineer can answer that for me.

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Ever since I read that in the baggers mag. it's peeked my curiosity. It appears as though Nick at Trask performance endorses it..sort of. It does say on militec website that it does have directions/recipe for common sump motorcycles along with some testimonials for guys using it in common sump bikes with good results. But I agree with most that scheduled oil changes coupled with good quality oil is more then sufficient.

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So how does that work out with a wet clutch. Is there some magic that keeps the oil from lubricating the clutch plates better? Maybe it is super attracted to bearings but ignores all other components. I have to wonder how much they were paid to endorse it for any bike, especially a wet clutch bike.
I will definitely not put that sh!t in my bike.

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I used militec on my M16 in Iraq it worked great. Lubed up bolt fired it never need to lube again. Put a lot of rounds out of that rifle with out any issues.
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I've used it on my Firearms with good results. I'll stick with Victory Oil in my Vic.
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well I threw caution to the wind and bought a 4oz bottle of militec-1. After doing much more research it seems to be..legit? So obviously the big question here, is the clutch going to slip? Well I haven't put it in yet but going to try it tomorrow after I get some baseline temps. I've got an infrared temp gun and I'm going to take readings all over the engine. I'm also planning on taking a sound byte pre and post. My guess is that I won't feel any difference but possibly a different sound. I'm also thinking about sending out a oil sample from my last oil change then send another after my next change (I only have 60 miles on this oil). Wish me luck on my snake oil

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