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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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I have been reading oil threads for three years. Had no problem with the Victory oil kit except the price. So my last oil change was 2 quarts Vic oil left over from two previous oil changes and roughly 2.5 quarts of Rotella 15w40 oil. I planned on switching to all Rotella next oil change. Bike was fine for a few hundred miles and then I starting hearing more noise from the motor. (I know you think it is in my head). I ride the bike a lot more aggressively since adding an S&S intake package. A lot more fun. At about 500 to 600 miles into the oil change I starting missing when upshifting from first to second (on more than one occasion). Never happened before. I also noticed as the bike gets hotter it is much harder to downshift. Have to play with the shifter more to coax it into the lower gears. So today I ordered three 5 Quarts jugs of Vic 20w40 oil from Honda East Toledo shipped to Maine $125.50 and it will be here Wednesday. Great price and service! My local Vic dealers don't carry the 5 Quart jugs, go figure. With a NAPA Goid 1356 filter my cost is just under $50.00 ($49.90). I trust Kevin, Lloyd, and Rylan as they make their living working on Victory's. If it is good enough for them . it is good enough for me. I also trust how My bike runs and operates. So on Wednesday even though I only have 1150 miles on this oil I will be changing it with 100 percent Pure Victory Oil. You do not have to reply to this thread as I have solved the Oil DEBATE ONCE and FOR ALL. You don't have to thank me, it's what I do. Ride Safe!!!

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I want to clarify... Did you mix 2 qts of Vic 20w40 with 2.5 qts of rotella 15w40? And that is the end all be all of oil debates?


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I don't care how much it costs, my bike will get Vic oil and Vic filters until its dead , or not mine anymore.

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Who wants to make a bet this thread will go at lest 5 pages and the OP will not respond but will check it at lest twice a day to see how his wisdom is changing lives.

Lets bet Rotella to Vic oil wadda ya say?

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I don't care how much it costs, my bike will get Vic oil and Vic filters until its dead , or not mine anymore.
If Victory sells the oil that was recommended for my bike, that is enough reason for me to use it.



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There is no way in hell that oil will cause the bike to be missing.
Your bike is new enough but I would look into cleaning the throttle bodys
http://buywitchdoctors.com/articles/...ictory-sc-598/

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What I would do is adjust the excessive free play out of the shift linkage. And while I was at it, check the rest of the bike over for loose hardware; while using some loctite in the areas that the factory missed.

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Who wants to make a bet this thread will go at lest 5 pages and the OP will not respond ...
He did say this was his first and last oil post, so I am not betting.

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There is no way in hell that oil will cause the bike to be missing.
Your bike is new enough but I would look into cleaning the throttle bodys
http://buywitchdoctors.com/articles/...ictory-sc-598/
Pretty sure he is talking about missing shifts not missing ignition.

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