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New Oil FYI for Vics??

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  1. jmstang302

    jmstang302 Well-Known Member

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    Excuse me. I stand corrected. V92= 6qts.
     
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    Spectro 20/40 has been out a few years. Kyle (KMC) told me about it.
     
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    Is that the James Bond oil? ;)
     
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    It is a semi synthetic. Made in my home town Brookfield CT. I never used it. Prices the same as Amsoil and only a semi syn. Still a good Motorcycle oil made by people who live motorcycles.
    I wouldn't think twice about using it. Kyle says it's good then it's good.
     
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    I'm switching to amsoil for my first time. I ran mobile 1 last year an motor seemed louder than the Vic oil in my v92
     
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    You can use 10/40 or 20/40. Not sure of the recommendation for the V92 but 20/50 seems to quiet these Bikes down significantly. If you have catalytic converters then the 20/40 is recommended.
    I ran 10/40 for 4 years and just recently switched to the new formula 20/40. Still smooth and quiet. Shifts great. No noise. Really impressed with my Vic motor compared to the horror stories I heard of others.
     
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    +No, the 2004 Vegas uses 6 quarts of oil.

    Ride on.
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    +Do you need a best price quote?

    Simply send your ship address & phone number to me at <[email protected]>

    Ride on.
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    +The Four-Ball Wear Test is comparable. Bearing skate is a myth. Scar damage and bearing wear are real.

    Four-Ball Wear Test.JPG

    https://www.amsoil.com/lit/g3115.pdf

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    Ride on.
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    Call Lloyd and tell him that. Should be a fun discussion.
     
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    Caught you Craig, said you wouldn't view any more oil threads. HA Ha!
     
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    +Lloyd is six miles from me, and was my main source of V92C maintenance/repair from 1999 until #2656 went to the museum and #219 was finished. We know each other quite well.

    Ride on.
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    Man, you're right, I did. That was a long time ago so you have a pretty good memory. You caught me.
     
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    Cool. Should be quite easy for you to discuss the myth that he seems to believe in. Would honestly be interested to hear the result of the discussion.
     
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    AMSOIL Synthetic Oils: Slipperiness and Wet Clutches

    As a side note, we have received many reports of motorcycle shops telling customers that synthetic oil is so slippery that is causes roller bearings not to roll and will result in flat spots on the roller bearings. This is absolutely not true. Synthetic oil is no more “slippery” than petroleum oil. Synthetic oil is more uniform in molecular structure than a petroleum oil but it is not more slippery and will certainly not cause roller bearings to roll. Roller bearings will roll whether they are using petroleum oil or synthetic oil and the only way the roller bearing on the rocker arm will ever stop rolling is if the needle bearings that support the roller bearing failed. Every automotive racing engine (as well as many other types of high performance engines) and most of today’s high performance automobile engines use camshafts with sophisticated roller rockers with absolutely no problems of this nature whatsoever.

    We have also received reports of motorcycle shops telling customers that synthetics are so “slippery” as compared to petroleum oils (which simply do not reduce friction as well) that wet clutch packs in their motorcycle transmission and even their automatic transmission of their cars and trucks will slip when using “slippery synthetics” even if there are no friction modifiers present. This is absolutely not true.

    Look at it this way. Wet sandpaper removes paint as well as dry sandpaper does. The slipperiness of the water does not impede the sandpaper's ability to function. The same applies to the slipperiness of synthetic lubes in wet clutches. It is simply not an issue. However, just as rinsing the sandpaper keeps it cleaner longer so it functions better longer, so the synthetic lubricant keeps wet clutch plates cleaner longer so they function better. And, since synthetics are superior cooling agents to conventional petroleum lubes, using synthetics will help wet clutches last longer, too.

    Petroleum oils have low resistance to heat and allow varnish and glaze to form on clutch plates, which can lead to slippage and increased heat generation and potential failure of the clutch pack. Synthetic oil is going to allow your wet clutches to perform better (especially under extreme heat, RPM and load conditions) and last longer than they would with petroleum oil subjected to the same operational conditions.

    As a side note in respect to Automatic Transmission Fluid: synthetic ATF is not more “slippery” than petroleum ATF. The base fluids, whether or not petroleum oil or synthetic oil, play no direct role in the relative friction levels of wet clutches. The friction-modifying additives developed for petroleum oils work just as expected in synthetic PAO’s fluids. The longer the fluid resists oxidation, the longer the original frictional properties remain. The superior oxidative stability demonstrated for synthetic ATF’s thereby leads to extended retention of frictional properties.
     
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