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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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I'm about 400 miles away from an oil change and was thinking about using amsoil. So the Question is, is it worth the price. Will amsoil help
Quiet down my clunky transmission? I would like do do everything i can to get many miles out of this machine.

I did try to search this but did not find what i was looking for.

Like i said in the title, sorry, I know oil has been done to death.
Like to hear mainly from the V92 guys since we are the ones with the trans issues.
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at top of page is Forum click on that and go to bottom is the oil questions.

Your bike is old and has a lot of miles with I'm guessing Vic oil.
Stay with what ever it is.
If you switch to Amsoil you stand a very good chance to wind up with a clutch that will slip.
Clutch's are soaked in oil for many thousands of miles so when you change to a different brand you can wind up with problems.
Say with what you have been using there is nothing wrong with it

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Not sure on the mileage but the bike i be-leave still had the original tires on it when i bought it. the dealer told me it had a speedo replacement. So mileage is unknown. from all the evidence i would say under ten thousand.

Anyway clutch slippage was a concern i had with full synthetic.

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Amsoil is good so are many others. Try it and see if you don't like it try another. I use Rotella and am happy.

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Anyway clutch slippage was a concern i had with full synthetic.

Thanks for the advice.
I switched over to synthetic at my last oil change and did notice some clutch slipping when aggressively running through the gears, up to 80mph, when merging onto the freeway. Mostly noticeable at 2,3,4.
I'm changing the oil today, going back to regular and staying there. (going to swish a little SeaFoam for a few minutes first).

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I think the slipping is caused by certain brands of synthetic oil. I have used Amsoil MC oil, Mobile 1 Vtwin and Rotella T6 and none of them slipped. The Amsoil was very smooth. I just have a hard time justifying the price.
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Had this passed along to me today.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/

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Thanks for all the reply's, I think i will stay with a synthetic blend oil.
Spending 70 bucks for full synthetic and possibly another 40 to do it over again is not an option.

I will never bring up an oil question again. I promise! LOL

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Thanks for all the reply's, I think i will stay with a synthetic blend oil.
Spending 70 bucks for full synthetic and possibly another 40 to do it over again is not an option.

I will never bring up an oil question again. I promise! LOL
Please bring it up this is a subject that can be discussed without an ego battle. Refreshing really.

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Thanks for all the reply's, I think i will stay with a synthetic blend oil.
Spending 70 bucks for full synthetic and possibly another 40 to do it over again is not an option.

I will never bring up an oil question again. I promise! LOL
Don't be afraid of synthetic oils. Synthetic oil is far superior to conventional oil and semi-synthetic oil. Victory oil is a group 2 oil with some Group 3 hydrocracked oil in it to market it as a semi-synthetic oil. If they had used all Group 3 oil they would have listed it as full synthetic as that was allowed after Mobil lost the lawsuit against Castrol over the issue of calling hydrocracked oil full synthetic.

Royal Purple, Redline, Mobil and yes even Amsoil make great synthetic oils, real full synthetic oils. I am currently using Redline and plan to stay with it in my Cross Country.

Just take Amsoil's claims about their so called independent tests with a grain of salt. Royal Purple set the record straight about their bogus tests yet Royal Purple still had enough class to say that Amsoil still makes a good product. If you want to read about it look in the Redline oil thread the link and full text is posted in that thread.

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