Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Central IL, St. Louis, & Lake of the Ozarks
It's all good but the oil discussions usually just come down who used what, how they like it, and how much money they saved.
The Vic tech that built my bike is now a service manager at his dealership (a very reputable dealership at that) and we had friends in common long before I owned a Victory. He's built lots of Vics for people (130+HP). When we talked on the phone right after I bought my bike, he told me immediately to always use Victory oil due to the horror stories of people who brought bikes in for repairs when they tried to run different oils. That was good enough for me.... oil gets changed every 2,500 miles regardless with Vic oil.
Edit: I've read lots of oil reports from people on engine building forums. Seen ones claiming Amsoil, Royal Purple, etc are doing amazing in their engines to find out later that their engine scattered on them prematurely. Excluding engines in a toy of mine where the manufacturer recommends a synthetic or semi-synthetic, I run regular dino oil.
Reason being is that I had a top rated national engine builder put together a new race motor for one of my cars and it was run with a custom full synthetic blend recommended for the engine by both the oil manufacturer and engine builder. When the engine spun TWO rod bearings simultaneously, it was 3k rpm UNDER redline and the engine was only 3 months old, less than 20 passes, and under 1,500 miles. Dino oil and I hand assemble all my own engine builds after I check the tolerances myself to verify everything is what it was spec'd at.
The problem with oil reports is that even it comes back your engine is wearing prematurely, it could be due to one of your clearances being on the tight side of the factory tolerances. Factory built motors have bigger tolerances for machine work than custom builds so you can't even compare two oil reports from two separate factory built motors.
Last edited by PlowTown Missile; 11-27-2011 at 11:02 AM.