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post Dec 30 2015, 10:24 AM
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I have two Harleys, a '04 FLSTFI Fatboy, and a '06 Sportser XLC. Both of them are hot rods. The Fatboy has a 120" kit in it, and the Sporty is an Axtell 1250. I have been using Amsoil exclusively in both bikes for years now. I was wondering if anyone uses Lucas motorcycle oil. The 120" kit was made by R&R Cycles and the mechanic I deal with said that he uses straight Lucas 50wt, non-synthetic with 12oz of Lucas oil stabilizer. Does anyone else do this? I have always read about how superior Amsoil 20w-50 is and use it everywhere on my bikes. Maybe there is something I am missing. Just looking for recommendations.
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post Dec 30 2015, 03:46 PM
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Hey Pod:

Someone will eventually pipe in and give you an answer. I've only used Mobile 1, Harley Synthetic, Amsoil Synth, and Harley and Mobile 1 Dyno....

Like Mobil1.

Ive always thought that the bigger the engine the more heat. Wouldn't you need the best oil at higher temps than normal 88ci to 103ci engines can handle? I ride a little 88CI and in stop and go traffic it gets toasty. I ended up installing a Luv Juggs fan unit on the cylinders to keep it from going into safe mode. I use Mobil 1 Synthetic. I would imagine if i used dyno the heat would brake down the oil more...

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post Dec 30 2015, 03:56 PM
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post Dec 30 2015, 04:28 PM
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After reading and reading about different oils, I think I am going to stick with Amsoil. Many of the reviews give Amsoil the highest ratings. Bamsambo you got it right, why fix what isn't broke.
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post Dec 30 2015, 07:58 PM
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A friend is an Amsoil dealer. He can point to about a dozen studies related to oil. Not all, BTW, are backed by Amsoil. It always seems to be second to none.




I put it in all 3 holes. Many disagree with that. Especially as it related to the tramsmission. I know the lubricant is rated for the trans. I've heard some say it will shift better with automatic trans fluid. I don't know about that.



Got 90,000 on an '01 and the tranny gears look as good as my '11. Only thing I don't like if the price!
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post Dec 31 2015, 08:30 AM
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post Dec 31 2015, 10:18 AM
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QUOTE(Bamsambo @ Dec 30 2015, 02:56 PM) *
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post Dec 31 2015, 05:14 PM
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