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This is why I read the oil posts...

Discussion in 'Tech Q&A' started by Triplehooked, May 30, 2020.

  1. Triplehooked

    Triplehooked New Member

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    Well, it's my third post... Why not make it an oil thread...:beatdeadhorse:..... Seriously tho, the better part of a C note to change the oil on my new to me V92...ouch! I mean it took all six quarts, but I left the cycle shop a little sore in the rear...lol. I've read the posts on the subject, so I'm not really asking what oil to use. But are you guys really changing it every 2500 miles? On previous bikes I've always went 5k. Also, the dealer says that he's down to 20qts and cannot get anymore once they are gone. Are you guys running into this as well?

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    Welcome mate,

    If you want to stick to Vic oil then you can take Indian oil, it's the same
     
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    primethious Well-Known Member

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    Boy, you are opening up a can of ... oil!
    I haven't run Vic oil in my XR since 2013.
    Full synthetic lasts longer.
    I do my change every 5k, or up to 6.5k if all done on one trip.
    2500-3000 sounds about right for the stock stuff though.
    I have a cleanable oil filter, and my costs average about $60 for a change.
     
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    If your worried about cost then use Rotella. The older Vic’s require oil changes up to 3k miles. This will be much more affordable and the oil is fine and used by many here. Jaso MA/ MA2 oil choices are just fine for your Vic.
     
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    The Vics straight cut gears shear the crap out of dino oil : the wet clutch requires an oil with the JASO MA/MA2 spec Slick mentions ... the Vic/Indian oil is a blend of synthetic/conventional.

    This can lead to lots of experimentation and opinion ... which is the joy of the oil thread.

    Vics love fresh oil, and will tell you when they would like it changed - you just have to pay attention - and service and inspect the clutch cable ends while you let the oil drain ... and you will be less apt to break one while away from home.
     
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    Thanks guys, much appreciated. Kind of stuck between using what has probably got this bike to 120k, and spending 1/4 of what I paid for the bike in oil changes for one summer's riding...lol. Either way, it runs great and is allot of fun.
     
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    $30 Rotella and filter.
     
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    Get a reusable filter like a PCS1. Cleans to 50 microns vs around 250-300 microns regular filter. Easy to clean while draining oil. Also has a magnet to collect filings. I also use magnetic plug from Witchdoctor's. Both filter and plug I can now use one wrench, 17mm to remove both.
    The pre 2010 gears are straight cut and do grind oil faster. Helical cut can go longer.
    I've switched from 20/50 mobile 1 full synthetic to 20/50 Castrol semi synthetic with Actevo. Has all the MA, jaso ratings Victory requires. I love it and I get 3 gallons on Amazon for $63.00 free shipping. It is expensive every 2500+ miles to change oil and filter sooo. Honda racing uses it so I gave it a shot. Had a Honda racing mechanic friend years ago and they're serious racers. She runs beautifully. Good luck... 1580169781432.jpg
     
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    Oh Hell, don’t tell @slickvic you got to 120,000 on Vic oil... Naw, nevermind it won’t effect him, I have seen him switch before.

    Maybe he will consider it priceless now. Appears Victory oil will also become a collector item and I see it now on American pickers:

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    I still have 10-12 victory oil change kits I bought on sale for like $22 or $23 when they had them on sale after the shut down. Maybe I should quit using them and post them up on eBay if they are pulling that kind of money! 300% gains is a decent investment these days!
     
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    ...good tid bit of info
     
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    I did same and will use..good INVESTMENT for my bike. NOW back to my regular programming....:angel4:

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    You known they had two different containers, one round and one not and then there is the the little 1/2 quart jobs for the 5000 mile oil change (go figure). Hmm, I wonder if certain batch numbers will be moe valuable? I do notice the color changes with age and kinda like a fine wine and the clarity could be used to judge the vintage...
     
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    Mine are the 5000 mile version with the 1/2 quart container included. Sealed plastic containers. Don’t see how they could go bad. Should be clear for the next 100+ years unless used. Now, those rubber o-rings that come in the kit are probably a different story...
     
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    Pick a good quality that meets or exceeds the required ratings, same with the filter. Personally, I try to change oil at the 2500 mile mark, I just can't find it in my heart to let an air/oil cooled motor go much longer than that.
    Never, ever add anything to your oil, stabilizers etc. Cost an acquaintance of mine a clutch because he thought it might quieten the engine noise.
     
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