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Scott
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My 10,000-mile service is coming up and I've been using Redline Syn Oil with no problems and great performance but I have heard a lot about Amsoil lately. Any and all comments about the two would be appreciated especially if someone can direct me to any independent studies or comparison tests for each oil.

Update: Ken...you've got quite the following here and look forward to hearing from you. Your dedication and the fact that we're both Wisconsin guys are the reasons why I started this tread...but I still want to put the best in my V-baby as well as my '97 Mustang Cobra so I look forward to considering your insights on this subject.
 

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Don't know the difference, but if all's equal I'd buy the Amsoil from Ken. He has good prices, fast delivery to your door, and he's a forum member and a helluva nice guy.
I'm sure he'll chime in and give you a bunch of info.
 

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If they're the same, (which I don't know) Ken would tilt the scale with his dedication and most excellent service.
 

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I went with Amsoil and feel the difference alread with only 300 miles since the change. Question. The cost of filter (black) and oil cost me 65 bucks. Is this a fair price? Thank you, Ed
 

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harleymon said:
I went with Amsoil and feel the difference alread with only 300 miles since the change. Question. The cost of filter (black) and oil cost me 65 bucks. Is this a fair price? Thank you, Ed
Ed, the forum member price through me would have been around $57 shipped to you.

Redline vs. AMSOIL
The main difference that I notice is the wet clutch compatibility. The AMSOIL product is JASO MA/MA2 rated whereas the Redline motorcycle is JASO MB. The JASO ratings above are frictional rating for wet clutches with the MA being the one that allows less slippage. MA is the highest rating available.
 

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I don't like mixing oils. One of the things I learned from an Old Biker, was availability. I was going to use AMsOil, but the day I went to get it the dealer was out. It wasn't available. I know with a little work I could have found another dealer etc.

I went straight to the HD dealer and purchased the oil. I know there is always a HD dealer around and they will have oil. Problem solved.

Just something you may want to consider, if you use your bike to travel.....


Bart
 

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For travel I carry 1 Qt in my saddlebag. As far as availability... buy a case at a time from Ken and all is well. Mine arrived within 48hrs of ordering.
 

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danny49 said:
Why not just buy mobil 1 Very easy to find and better than amsoil.
Just to clarify.... Are you stating an opinion without any data to back it up... or are you going to produce some research to support your observation?:stilpoke:

As for availabilty... you're comparing apples and oranges. My Amsoil products are delivered to my door. That's much easier to find than Mobile 1.
 

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danny49 said:
Why not just buy mobil 1 Very easy to find and better than amsoil.

I'm not so sure of that I've used Mobil 1 now I use Amsiol everyone I know now uses Amsoil.
 

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Ken set me up for my truck last month and will switch the bike over after the season. Amsoil is simply the best product anywhere to put in a motor.

Ken, you know so much about oils it is disgusting. They should give you a doctorate in lubrication technologies. Okay Dr. Oil?
 

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There is a difference between technical numbers and real life application. Some people imgaine more benefit with one oil than another. I think full sync is the best way to go. But I have not heard of one rider getting more speed or miles on one bike over another because of the brand of sync oil they used. Buy what is available and you feel good about. Just make sure it is manufactured for V-Twins.
 

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I like Amsoil because of its documented reliability and its 100% Syth. I like Mobile one also for the same reason, BUT Mobile one for the bike is a bit of a bother around here, I have to go to several Auto Zones sometimes just to get 6 bottles, thats alot of my time IN THE CAR. Now HD Syn3 isnt 100% syth but cost like it is so I dont buy it. Kens price with Shipping is Cheaper than both Mobile and HD if I buy it locally and its DELIVERED to my door, NO SHOPPING in the car. I would say its to help out a fellow member (Which He is doing for me) but its also alot of my own laziness. Its a great product delivered for less than local, thats not brain surgery boys thats convinence. Also Ken is a really nice guy so I do like helping him out. Does my bike run BETTER? I dunno I never had Dyno oil in it, Royal Purple used to get EATEN by my bike so I never used it again.
 

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o2man98 said:
Ed, the forum member price through me would have been around $57 shipped to you.

Redline vs. AMSOIL
The main difference that I notice is the wet clutch compatibility. The AMSOIL product is JASO MA/MA2 rated whereas the Redline motorcycle is JASO MB. The JASO ratings above are frictional rating for wet clutches with the MA being the one that allows less slippage. MA is the highest rating available.

Man, you know way too much crap about oil...:stilpoke:
 

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I have used Amsoil on my last three bikes and my last two cars. I change oil at 5000 intervals in everything even though i think I could go to 7500 or even 10,000. I still feel that changing the oil at 5000 is more cost effective than additional wear on the engine or even a failure. I really haven't noticed a difference in MPG or performance but I do know that I never have to add any oil with any of my vehicles and that ranges from a FXD to a Dodge Ram with the HEMI. Mt VRSCD runs great and doesn't use any oil so every 5000miles I just change it. If you go to the Amsoil website you can get some very interesting info on oil in general and some pretty good comparison stats as well.
 

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Stopped in NAPA on Tuesday. That store is now carrying AMSOIL, but at 10 bucks a quart. Even with shipping, Ken is cheaper. Plus, he is really a nice guy. Has the answers on oil. Period.
Ken: Please PM me a quote on the filter socket. Thanks! Joe
 
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