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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-25-2012, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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I know this is a hot topic but my search here didn't turn up much. I plan to change my oil this weekend and I have no plans to spend the extra money for the victory kit. Should I use dino, semi sythetic, full synthetic? Also what filter?
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Yup, first thing you should consider after buying a $15,000-$20,000 bike is... "how cheap can I go on my vital maintenance?"

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Yup, first thing you should consider after buying a $15,000-$20,000 bike is... "how cheap can I go on my vital maintenance?"
Hmmm. I don't remember ever saying anything about going cheap. What I meant was I don't plan to spend 70 bucks on 30 bucks worth of oil. Let's move on.
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Moved your thread to the Oil section of our forum, where all the other oil threads will keep it good company.

Take a look at the threads there: https://www.victoryforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=25. Your answer lies within.

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I use AMSOIL MCV 20-50 and a K&N filter, but then again, I'm partial to AMSOIL


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Amsoil 20-50 period.... Filter is up to you, remember that there are better filters out there than Amsoil, or so "they say" Do a search on google, there is a lot of data on which filter does the best job.

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If I used Amsoil, it would be the 10-40. I saw a test where the 10-40 Amsoil was very comparable to the 20-40 Vic oil. 20-50 is a heavier viscosity than recommended by Victory and to me not a good idea. 10-40 oil is actually very close to and some are the same vicosity as 20-40 oil. It only thins down to 10w when it's very cold and that's a good thing.
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Moved your thread to the Oil section of our forum, where all the other oil threads will keep it good company.

Take a look at the threads there: https://www.victoryforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=25. Your answer lies within.
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If I used Amsoil, it would be the 10-40. I saw a test where the 10-40 Amsoil was very comparable to the 20-40 Vic oil. 20-50 is a heavier viscosity than recommended by Victory and to me not a good idea. 10-40 oil is actually very close to and some are the same vicosity as 20-40 oil. It only thins down to 10w when it's very cold and that's a good thing.
Agreed. 10-40 is the weight Amsoil recommends for Victory motorcycle for the above reasons.
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AMSOIL recommends BOTH 10-40 or 20-50


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