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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-24-2010, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, I'm a professional auto technician, and not afraid to admit I know absolutely jack about v-twins. So - that being said, I know Victory recommends only their 20w40 semi syn to be used, other posts about amsoil and mobil 1, but what about valvoline 20w50 4cycle motorcycle oil? Bottle says engineered for todays wet clutch systems or something to that effect. This is mostly directed to kevin and diamond, but anyone with good knowledge about this can help. thanks....
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That oil will be ok. The 20w part will make it hard to start in the winter months here in Ohio, I know from experience. The 50 just means it will withstand more heat than the 40 before it breaks down. I run Mobil 1 10w40 motorcycle racing oil, but I ride in the cold. I contacted Mobil and they recommended this oil for my bike. 10w is for as cold as -4 fareneheit and 20w for 32 farenheit. Victory recommends the 20w40 becasue no one else makes it and they want the sale. The Victory is only semi-synthetic also and I prefer full synthetic. Check out this link. It doesn't rate the Valvoline very well and it doesn't rate the Victory oil well in some areas either. Amsoil and Mobil are always in the top. What ever brand you go with 1ow40 or 20w50 will be fine in your bike as long as it is for wet clutch applications. The oil you are questioning finished 11th place out of 17 oils for the 20w50. The Victory oil finished 4th place out of 15 oils in the 10w40.

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It's kind of funny. I just noticed we are both from Ohio and we both have birthdays on May 29 just a couple years apart.
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LMAO!! An oil thread. This is a subject of much much debate. Amsoil users and dealers swear by it. Others swear by Rotella T.

I've never used Amsoil but there is a Vic rider with well over 200,000 on his Vic and he runs nothing but Amsoil. There are others that run Amsoil with NO problems. There are those that run Amsoil and it makes the clutch slip.

Here is the fat and skinny. I'm sure Kevin will chime in and agree. I've NEVER heard of a clutch slipping with the Vic oil unless of course the clutch was toast from use.

I have heard many many instances of clutches slipping with Amsoil, Mobil1, Rotella T etc..

I tried Rotella T once after 500 or so miles she was a bitch to get into gear.

Another thing is that Vic Oil is formulated for cooling our engines.

Personally I won't chance it anymore.
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thanks for the help. bike is supposed to be here tomorrow, actually last friday, but shipper had an 'emergency'. gotta make sure they got all the masking tape off it from dropping it, i hope i'm kidding. thansk again
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My bike was down a quart of oil and I had no access to Victory oil. So I put in 1/2 qt of Valvoline Maxlife. My mistake was that this is automotive oil and not motorcycyle oil.

Will this be ok until my next oil change. Worried about the clutch!
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Get that crap out of your bike ASAP!!! Your clutch is the least of your worries. Remember the oil helps cool the engine. This stuff could possibly damage your engine. You need to do a full oil change and filter!

I'm not sure and hopefully Kevin will chime in on this but you may need some kind of flush or something to get it fully flushed.
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The victory dealer said just a new oil change will fix it.
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hmm i used rotella t6 but wonder if i should just use victory oil instead hmmf there is a dealer in town actually so i can get the stuff pretty easy seen they have kits for $50.

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Hey, I'm a professional auto technician, and not afraid to admit I know absolutely jack about v-twins. So - that being said, I know Victory recommends only their 20w40 semi syn to be used, other posts about amsoil and mobil 1, but what about valvoline 20w50 4cycle motorcycle oil? Bottle says engineered for todays wet clutch systems or something to that effect. This is mostly directed to kevin and diamond, but anyone with good knowledge about this can help. thanks....
Valvoline 20w50 4cycle motorcycle oil is the oil that uses to run the motorcycle. I think it can run the motorcycle softly.
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