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post Mar 26 2011, 10:10 PM
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QUOTE(T14B @ Mar 26 2011, 08:57 PM) *
i dont know nothin about oil, i married a mechanic to take care of that stuff but what i wanna know is why isn't one photo of ur bike enough?




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post Mar 27 2011, 06:52 AM
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Does this met your approval?


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Yo Seven, do you love your bike? Damn that thing is clean! Ride much?

Thanks for that btw, it makes it a lot easier for me, Ty, and Screwball to scroll up a webpage when browsing on our iPhones.....

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post Mar 28 2011, 09:12 AM
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Clay: Or anyone else cognizant of oil and it's properties...... (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)

Doing an oil change just now. I purchased four quarts of Mobile 1 15W-50. Sat the bag down next to the bike and proceeded to begin adding oil this morning. After the third quart I look in the bag and see I have a quart, still left in the bag, and a quart sitting on top of my tool chest. I'm like, how the fuck can that be? I only purchased four quarts. Start looking at the labels and I ended up adding a quart of Mobile 1 Synthetic 10W-40 (I use in my car) instead of Mobile 1 Synth 15W-50. I know, I know; Ordy you dick!

Can I go about my business with the two quarts of 15W-50 and the one quart of 10W-40? Am I fucked and regulated to dumping perfectly good (expensive) oil and adding the correct formulation? In the words of Nancy Kerrigan (as she laid, writhing in pain, on the ice rink with a busted knee cap) "Why, why, why me????? Why me????

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post Mar 28 2011, 09:20 AM
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If I were that damn silly to do such a thing (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif) I would not worry about it what-so-ever. Your fine !
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post Mar 28 2011, 09:45 AM
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post Mar 28 2011, 10:29 AM
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Drain it outa your bike and put it in your car. Also,mobil one has a v-twin 20-50 for air cooled harleys.Highly recommend it. Rode 130 miles last summer in 100 to 112* heat,oil did just fine.Would think 15-50 would be a little thin.
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post Mar 28 2011, 11:58 AM
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No way I'd waste it OR move it to the car!

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post Mar 28 2011, 12:09 PM
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QUOTE(Ordy @ Mar 28 2011, 08:12 AM) *
Clay: Or anyone else cognizant of oil and it's properties...... (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)

Doing an oil change just now. I purchased four quarts of Mobile 1 15W-50. Sat the bag down next to the bike and proceeded to begin adding oil this morning. After the third quart I look in the bag and see I have a quart, still left in the bag, and a quart sitting on top of my tool chest. I'm like, how the fuck can that be? I only purchased four quarts. Start looking at the labels and I ended up adding a quart of Mobile 1 Synthetic 10W-40 (I use in my car) instead of Mobile 1 Synth 15W-50. I know, I know; Ordy you dick!

Can I go about my business with the two quarts of 15W-50 and the one quart of 10W-40? Am I fucked and regulated to dumping perfectly good (expensive) oil and adding the correct formulation? In the words of Nancy Kerrigan (as she laid, writhing in pain, on the ice rink with a busted knee cap) "Why, why, why me????? Why me????

Ride safe
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Yep...like Joe said. Up in northern MN in the iron range, I've read that they purposely blend different weights to get the protection they need for the big trucks and equipment, while still keeping it pumpable in the extreme cold they experience during the winter. I've personally blended 15-40W with 20-50w in the fall when I needed to top off and I had that in the shed. Nothing broke (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/no.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/bike.gif)
It's also a bullshit old wives tale that you can't mix petro/dino oil with synthetic...I've done that as well when I've gone to a truck stop on a trip and need to add oil because I've been flying down the hwy at 80+ and no doubt lost oil out the head breathers...well I go inside and all I could find for a heavy oil was more of that dino stuff in 15-40W again.

Now quit being sloppy...if there's one thing the Navy taught me it was attention to detail and you were subjected to those same lessons. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/closedeyes.gif)
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QUOTE(SeaHag @ Mar 28 2011, 01:09 PM) *
Yep...like Joe said. Up in northern MN in the iron range, I've read that they purposely blend different weights to get the protection they need for the big trucks and equipment, while still keeping it pumpable in the extreme cold they experience during the winter. I've personally blended 15-40W with 20-50w in the fall when I needed to top off and I had that in the shed. Nothing broke (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/no.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/bike.gif)
It's also a bullshit old wives tale that you can't mix petro/dino oil with synthetic...I've done that as well when I've gone to a truck stop on a trip and need to add oil because I've been flying down the hwy at 80+ and no doubt lost oil out the head breathers...well I go inside and all I could find for a heavy oil was more of that dino stuff in 15-40W again.

Now quit being sloppy...if there's one thing the Navy taught me it was attention to detail and you were subjected to those same lessons. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/closedeyes.gif)


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Thanks bruddah. Everything I touch turns to poo poo..... The bottles look exactly the same; when you're staring at them from the back label. Must have left it on the bench, turned around, turn back, and grabbed it thinking it was the 15W-50. Start counting and said, "oh".........

Bruce: (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif) I'm gonna ride the shit outta' this muddah....

Clay: I put seven thousand miles on the last engine oil change. Buddy of mine said to try for ten next time...

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You know what the W stands for in 15W - 50, for example?

































Winter!

The first number is the Winter weight of the oil. It indicates how the oil behaves when cold. '10W' indicates than the oil behaves as a straight SAE 10 weight oil when cold.
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QUOTE(Ordy @ Mar 28 2011, 12:01 PM) *
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Thanks bruddah. Everything I touch turns to poo poo..... The bottles look exactly the same; when you're staring at them from the back label. Must have left it on the bench, turned around, turn back, and grabbed it thinking it was the 15W-50. Start counting and said, "oh".........

Bruce: (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif) I'm gonna ride the shit outta' this muddah....

Clay: I put seven thousand miles on the last engine oil change. Buddy of mine said to try for ten next time...


Ride safe
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Good for you...if you're going to spend the money on expensive synthetics, at least you're getting your money's worth. Just remember for extended oil drain intervals, you still need to replace the oil filter periodically and top off so it stays clean...plenty of additives for the oil to last 10,000 miles though.
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I'd have opted for draining it and putting it in the car....

probably because about when I was in Jr high or high school we got a "NEW" tractor. well, new to us, it was still older than me!

Dad would change the oil in the "new" tractor half way through the recommended interval. But since it was still good oil, not to be wasted, he'd put it in the old tractor. He still got the same number of hours out of the oil, the first half in the new tractor and the second half in the old!

3 decades later, it's still the newest tractor on the farm!
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that reminds me, my own tractor always built up water in the trans-hydraulic fluid. Probably because feeding a big round or square bale of hay every few days never heated it up enough to burn off the condensation. After a couple years of replacing all 15 gallons I got smart. Every year when it first dipped below freezing I'd drain the hydraulic fluid into (3) 5 gal pails, let the oil & water separate and the water freeze, then pour the oil back into the tractor (sans H20) with a new filter. Fresh hydraulic oil just in time for winter!


I know - a little off topic for an HD forum.
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That's quite creative though, Consuela!
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