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I own a 2008 Kingpin 8-Ball. It a fantastic bike. It fits me perfectly in all aspects. Design, power, performance and blackness. It's the bike I saw that made my want to start riding for the first time. At 42, I had know idea what I was missing. Go test ride you see!!!
 

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Hi David, Yes, you can go cheaper on oil and filter.......Why????? The Victory oil is a multiblend. It lubes the engine and trans. If you plan on keeping it, do it right. And save yourself a possible early, out of warranty, engine failure. I use amsoil 20w40. (I'm in FL) I payed about $9.50 a bottle. Some Vic riders use Rotella T by Shell. Some people complain of clutch slippage when they don't use Vic . oil. My 08 KP 8-Ball can go 5000 miles between services according to the manual. 07, is for some reason,2500 miles. As for filters, the $8.00 to 13.00 dollar filters, filter out crud to a smaller micron. You need to have that protect. You don't want trans. plate stuff floating in your engine oil. These bikes are to expensive to go cheap.imo

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Hello Sunlitgoldpony, thanks for the fast response back. by all means I didn't state goinng to cheaper type oil, I just ment that Victory is (very proud) of there oil kits. thats all, and the inconvenience. I stocked Amsoil 20w50 and mobil1 M1-110 filters (microfiber filters) haven't changed my oil as of yet.
My next quest, You stated your using Amsoil 20w50, have you had any clutch slippage on your 08 KP 8-Ball? Also I do believe the engine/trans are the same units, between the 07 and 08, as far as the oil change times is just a research development change.
 

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I use 20W40. I have had no problems. I only have 6000 miles at this time. All of the synthetics have that high price, for sure. I changed mine at 500, and 2500 and 5000. And now, I won't change it til 10,000. At first, I was mistaken and thought my 08 had to be changed every 2500. Then discovered it's every 5000. I was happy about that. I think the trans case is the same. And they add a gear and a few other items inside for all none 8-ball bikes. MInes fine as a 5 speed.
 
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