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Time for the first oil change. Book says 20-40. Whats everyone else using? I use 10-40 Amsoil Synthetic in all my other bikes and purolator filters. Looking for a little feedback. When does one make the switch to synthetic? I have always done it on the first change. No problems with any bike yet. I know these ?'s are kind of frowned upon on other bike forums but its good to know whats working for riders and whats not.
 

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I run Amsoil in all my bikes. IMHO there is no "right time" to make the switch. I just do it at the first oil change and have never had a problem.
 

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I switched to the Rotella in the blue jug with a fram filter. Everything is about $ 30.This is the third change with the same crush washer. First trip was 5500 miles and when I changed the oil it didn't look much different from when I put it in. Huge improvement. Engine is quieter and it shifts sooooooo much better.
 

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AMSOIL MCF 10W-40 and you will either take the EAOM-103 Filter or the EAO-13

The first Victory to go 100,000 miles and then to 200,000 did so on AMSOIL..

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just had my 500 mi. service the dlr. replaced the filter & changed the oil with victory , my next oil / filter change is due at 2500 mi. where I will do the work and go to Aimsoil 10/40 synthetic and filter

Ive used aimsoil in my engine , trans, and primary wet clutch with noooo problem. owned that harley for 17 yrs.

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just had my 500 mi. service the dlr. replaced the filter & changed the oil with victory , my next oil / filter change is due at 2500 mi. where I will do the work and go to Aimsoil 10/40 synthetic and filter

Ive used aimsoil in my engine , trans, and primary wet clutch with noooo problem. owned that harley for 17 yrs.

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Sorry Steve... I suppose I should say "As far as oil is concerned" when it comes to break-in, you can change to Synthetic at any time.

My bike also had similar suggestions for "Break-in" I hit 65 before the first stop light.. Ran 70-75 all the way home for my Girlfriend to drop off the truck and hit 95 on I-40...

My Initial service is stated to be at 1000 miles but at 660 miles, Everything was changed to AMSOIL including the oil filter and I now run 9000-11,000 miles on an oil change. This is verified by Oil Analysis from a Certified Lab..

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What is your opinion on leaving dirty (synthetic)or low milage oil in a bike over winter storage?
I always change oil and filter before I put them away no matter how many miles are on the oil. Am I wasting good oil?
 

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hi wingman, note i live in so. calif. so cold weather is anything below 40 , not trying to rub it in, however i have spent some time in canada and europe, and being an ex. journeyman V W mechanic, i believe in synthetic, it has been documented to " attatch itself " to metal clean v/s old in my opinion is not the question, more like how long , how cold, in canada we changed all oils to thin stuff, oils flow at a lower sae rating as in ow/30
put some gas stabilizer in, pull the plugs and squirt some marvel mistery oil in there, put the pluge back in , spray some oil on a rag or rags andstuff them up the end of your open muffler, before starting the bike in the spring pull the plugs and turn the engine over several revolutions to make sure you have oil thru out , before starting. hopefully you have a garage to keep her in, or like me in the early yrs I kept my bike in the house, not because it was cold, i didn't want to take any chances of her getting stolen.

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What is your opinion on leaving dirty (synthetic)or low milage oil in a bike over winter storage?
I always change oil and filter before I put them away no matter how many miles are on the oil. Am I wasting good oil?
Not just ny opinion but proven in tests going back to at least the early 70's and probably before.

Blanket statement.... Oil and filter should be changed as probably the last item Before Storage, the engine should NOT be run after that, and after thoroughly warming the bike in the Spring, the oil and filter should be changed again.. Part of the price for having Seasonal Equipment.

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Now, the caveate to that:

If you are running AMSOIL Motorcycle Specific oil and you are not near the mileage/time limit, you are safe to store on AMSOIL. This is partially due to the high TBN of the oils.

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I know some guys that change oil about every five years:eek: Not me. When it comes to maintenance and fluid changes I'm pretty anal about it. It may cost me a little extra $$ but I feel its worth it in the long run.
 
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