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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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I recently purchased a 2002 v92c - and am looking to change the oil. Has anyone had any bad luck with the valvoline 20-50-4 stroke oil?

Also I am looking for a sissy bar/backrest for it. Where is a good place to look?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 11:11 AM
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Oh, boy.... Starting an oil thread can be like throwing lit a match into a fireworks warehouse...

That said - recommended is the Vic semi-synthetic 20w-40; alternates used with general success include Rotella T5 semi-synthetic 10w-40, Mobil 1 V-twin synthetic 20w-50, and Amsoil synthetic. Although - for the alternates, there are always a few who have had issues, usually related to shifting or clutch.

(I stay with the Vic oil; it helps that there are two dealers within an hour's drive of me.)

There are some on the fringes who use Mobil 1 5w-40 Turbo Diesel oil; it apparently doesn't have the friction modifiers which can cause clutch slipping problems...

To get back to your question, I can't speak to the Valvoline, though; haven't seen mention of it that I recall, and have never used it myself.

As to sissy bar / backrest, I'd check eBay and the classifieds on this and other Vic forums.
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I personally would recommend only the Vic oil until you've put some miles on her.

As Colorado said some have had clutch slippage problems with the alternatives others have not.

I"ve never heard of clutch slippage with the Vic and Rotella.

Use the search feature and you will find a lot of good reading on this.
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due to my location & job I have access to a bottler for Polaris here in golden valley, have to pick their brains about it, also I go to the Amsoil plant as well, I will be going there tomorrow in fact. I would recomend staying with the factory oil until you make sure all is well like D said. Being in the oil industry for years, yeah oil is oil, but you do have to be aware of certain additives. Like for instance, the company I worked for made ATV oil, as well as Out Board oil. When we would run out of the ATV oil, we would take the Out Board oil of the same weight, re-sticker the bottles and call it good. I asked how can we do this, they told me its the same oil but the out board oil had some additional additives for out board use.....

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Great point Whiplash.

That is the exact reason KevinX and I both are adamant about using Vic oil. Victory engines are air and oil cooled. There are additives per Victory specs for the engines.
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