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post Sep 12 2016, 08:59 AM
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When I bought my 2014 Low Rider, used with only 2100 miles, part of the deal was free oil changes for life. Well, it's time for an oil change, so I called the shop (an independent dealership that deals in strictly HD) and asked what they use. I'm partial to Mobil One V-Twin. He told me that he's never liked synthetics, and they use BelRay mineral oil, and S&S filters. I was kinda shocked, really. Anyway, I have ZERO experience with either one of these products. Anyone use BelRay oil or S&S filters? What are your thoughts on using dino oil in a TC 103? With this deal I can change oil every 2500 miles, but I want something good in my engine for those 2500 miles!
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post Sep 12 2016, 09:05 AM
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Generally, I would think if you're changing it every 2500 miles you wouldn't have a problem no matter what brands you used. The guy who works on ours likes dino oil over syn. It's quieter. Maybe he likes it because he gets more money for changing oil more often. Dunno.

Either way, I wouldn't worry.
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post Sep 12 2016, 10:09 AM
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Uh Oh, here we go again.
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post Sep 17 2016, 08:17 AM
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Decided since I don't know much about S&S filters or Bel Ray mineral oil, I'm gonna buy an HD filter and bring in three qts. of Mobil 1 V-Twin. Dealer said that was fine with him, he'll change it for free, and he said because I'm using my own oil, which saved him some $$$, he'll throw in a free T shirt. Not bad I guess.
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post Sep 17 2016, 10:40 PM
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Well, there's your solution.
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post Sep 19 2016, 09:58 AM
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I'm re-thinking this. So Bel Ray IS good stuff, huh? I'm just scratching my head as to why I can't find much info about the 20w 50 mineral oil. All kinds of good posts about the gear lube, etc. but not much at all about the engine oil, other than advertisements. I know the company has been around a long time. I've been riding since the '60's, so I've heard of Bel Ray since way back then, but it was mostly for our two stroke MX bikes. Been searching to see if it has a group III rating. Anybody know?
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post Sep 19 2016, 10:39 AM
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Stop thinking

Use the Mobil 1 and be done with it

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post Sep 19 2016, 11:00 AM
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QUOTE(deuce04 @ Sep 19 2016, 10:39 AM) *
Stop thinking

Use the Mobil 1 and be done with it


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post Oct 3 2016, 09:27 AM
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I prefer olive oil.
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post Oct 3 2016, 08:45 PM
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QUOTE(Scotto @ Oct 3 2016, 10:27 AM) *
I prefer olive oil.

well look what the wind blew in....how the hell you been scotto?
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post Oct 4 2016, 03:25 AM
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With 2500 mile oil change intervals, ANY oil would have held up just fine. That is a ridiculously short interval for a synthetic oil and you're wasting your money if you change it that often. I personally like to run my synthetic oils for 7500 miles and put a new filter on with top offs at the 2500-3000 mile intervals.
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QUOTE(wholehog @ Oct 3 2016, 09:45 PM) *
well look what the wind blew in....how the hell you been scotto?

Howdy, been very well thanks.
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QUOTE(SeaHag @ Oct 4 2016, 03:25 AM) *
With 2500 mile oil change intervals, ANY oil would have held up just fine. That is a ridiculously short interval for a synthetic oil and you're wasting your money if you change it that often. I personally like to run my synthetic oils for 7500 miles and put a new filter on with top offs at the 2500-3000 mile intervals.



^^^This.
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post Oct 12 2016, 08:37 AM
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Well, I went with Mobil 1 V-Twin, took my own oil in, but let him supply the S&S filter since everything I read about them said they were great filters. My wife got the 3 qts. of oil from Meijers (local chain store) for $24 because she has a Meijer credit card with "perks". Don't ask me to explain that, she's the coupon queen. So the whole oil change cost me less than $25, and the dealer did the 5,000 mile service for free, and threw in the t-shirt, too. I've bought three bikes from him, so I guess he's trying to keep me happy.
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post Oct 12 2016, 06:03 PM
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Sounds like a bargain.
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