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ahhhh yes ….. by yours truly. Just an experiment mostly. So my friend Bills XC is running pretty smooth. Meaning less engine noise than my 11XC. For some reason I’m noticing more noise coming from the rocker arm area than usual. The bike runs fine. Plenty of power but with the heat this time of year in good old S Florida ….I’m thinking the oil is breaking down sooner. Bill runs 20/50 semi syn Castrol since day 1 and swears by it.
I know Ive said before 20/40 is all thats recommended but during the heat of the summer I may do a switch over to Spectro 20/50. I run Castrol now in my pentastar v6 engines with syntec and upped the blend from 5/20 to 5/30 with noticeable results on cold start up. The syntec formula in the oil seems to stick to the hard metal parts better and for these engines (Pentastar) with their valve train issues I see it as a plus especially at the cold start. * ( see Baxter oil filter upgrade … great info on cold start issues) *

But enough about Dodge motors. Besides they are eliminating V motors in time and going with a new inline turbo charged 6 with crazy HP/ Tq numbers for daily issue. Again enough about dodge.

Back to 20/50 oil. So far 2 of my MC mechanic friends thought it was a good idea in the summer. They actually recommend to many of their customers on different models of bike to run a little thicker oil and in some cases blend. They have more experience inside these motors than I do and see first hand what the benefits can be. Sheet even Kyle …
(KMC Performance) (we all remember kyle ?) Ran 20/50 Spectro in all his Vic builds and recommended way back when ( when he did my cams in 2013) I do the same in the summer months. So be it. Old slick is jumping the 20/40 semi synthetic wagon and going to Spectro 20/50 semi syn Golden 4 ….. and who knows ….. with the price of Castrol’s version of 20/50 semi syn oil ???? And the price savings ??? Well old Bill loves how his bike runs and I have to say the motor sounds purdy good !
What have I got to loose ?


*For your reading pleasure only ! In no way is this a paid advertisement for any brand or product and I do not endorse nor accept any commissions for recommending a product. Oil at your own risk ………. What’s in your motor ?
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still using 20-50 Maxima Pro Plus on my 2011 XC with 74k miles. Original clutch.
See now this right here is exactly what I’m talking about. Results always tell the tale and when it comes to oil it’s not always the oil that causes the problems.Maxima is good motorcycle oil. After all they have been doing this a long time And for Motorcycles!
 

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Your oil comments always make me laugh. Keep it up!
I will ….. remember what keeps these forums alive ……. It’s always oil threads !!!
 
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I asked Kyle from KMC that question also after I did my cams and Lloyd's goodies, he did the dyno tune. He told me you can never go wrong with the Vic oil, which is what I use anyway. 60k miles, still no issues and original clutch. No reason to switch oils. In my opinion, your looking for problems if you start switching weights but to each there own.
 

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ahhhh yes ….. by yours truly. Just an experiment mostly. So my friend Bills XC is running pretty smooth. Meaning less engine noise than my 11XC. For some reason I’m noticing more noise coming from the rocker arm area than usual. The bike runs fine. Plenty of power but with the heat this time of year in good old S Florida ….I’m thinking the oil is breaking down sooner. Bill runs 20/50 semi syn Castrol since day 1 and swears by it.
I know Ive said before 20/40 is all thats recommended but during the heat of the summer I may do a switch over to Spectro 20/50. I run Castrol now in my pentastar v6 engines with syntec and upped the blend from 5/20 to 5/30 with noticeable results on cold start up. The syntec formula in the oil seems to stick to the hard metal parts better and for these engines (Pentastar) with their valve train issues I see it as a plus especially at the cold start. * ( see Baxter oil filter upgrade … great info on cold start issues) *

But enough about Dodge motors. Besides they are eliminating V motors in time and going with a new inline turbo charged 6 with crazy HP/ Tq numbers for daily issue. Again enough about dodge.

Back to 20/50 oil. So far 2 of my MC mechanic friends thought it was a good idea in the summer. They actually recommend to many of their customers on different models of bike to run a little thicker oil and in some cases blend. They have more experience inside these motors than I do and see first hand what the benefits can be. Sheet even Kyle …
(KMC Performance) (we all remember kyle ?) Ran 20/50 Spectro in all his Vic builds and recommended way back when ( when he did my cams in 2013) I do the same in the summer months. So be it. Old slick is jumping the 20/40 semi synthetic wagon and going to Spectro 20/50 semi syn Golden 4 ….. and who knows ….. with the price of Castrol’s version of 20/50 semi syn oil ???? And the price savings ??? Well old Bill loves how his bike runs and I have to say the motor sounds purdy good !
What have I got to loose ?


*For your reading pleasure only ! In no way is this a paid advertisement for any brand or product and I do not endorse nor accept any commissions for recommending a product. Oil at your own risk ………. What’s in your motor ?
But what brand of filter do you use?
 

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I asked Kyle from KMC that question also after I did my cams and Lloyd's goodies, he did the dyno tune. He told me you can never go wrong with the Vic oil, which is what I use anyway. 60k miles, still no issues and original clutch. No reason to switch oils. In my opinion, your looking for problems if you start switching weights but to each there own.
Kyle, Lloyd, Rylan, Scott, and so many others will always recommend the Vic oil ….. hell I even recommend it if you can get it. Conquest customs a builder and service facility recommends Spectro. Noe Martinez same. Vic oil or Spectro. Recommending and using are two different things though. Imagine if the above gentlemen would recommend anything else. Like Rotella or Castrol or Maxima or Amsoil and something went wrong. Then you call Polaris and and look for help and they ask “ what oil you put in there “ or you slip a clutch and there’s anything but Vic oil in there. See it’s like this ….. when you publish an owners manual and you recommend a certain brand of oil ( Vic oil ) and use something else ? That’s an out ! Yes the manual says or equivalent? Meaning 20/40 semi synthetic MC oil with appropriate classifications stamped on the bottle ……. Un like Vic oil haha.
so yeah ….. use Vic oil always if you can get it. Don’t worry about what else is available out there that may be right or even better. Let those that want to spend the time researching and testing do all that for you or just simply do as Lloyd Greer once stated …..” why pop the top off anything else” use Vic oil !
 
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….waiting for the oil filter thread ;)
 

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Filter??!! Now I have something else to worry about?
No. No you don’t. This is simple. Use Vic oil and the filter. Ones in the kit.
I use K&P my 11XC and WIX XP on my Magnum.
 

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Hers or yours? Hers are smaller, finer filtration.
TRUE, my friend, for the fusspots that want finer filtration the Her's are recommend.
Also double duty as can be used as fuel tank filter and save a motza over Foolaris ripoff extortion prices!

HIS , come pre-loaded with dirt, sweat, and the big one Toe Jam!
For the low mileage garage and trailer queens who like to just sit and watch their rides just devalue from lack of use.
BONUS! Buy a two pack of HIS and HERS and you'll get, entirely free!...no extra charge , a box of very hard to get now, for those riders with a sweet tooth - SFA!
Get in quick! These will sell out faster than yr grandma's undies!
 
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