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When switching to synthetic oil at the 1000 mile mark do you need to do anything special to switch or do you just change the oil like you normally would?
 

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agreed...
 

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Grabbin' a Handfull
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Just changed out the oil, nothing special.
 

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I'm sure it goes with out saying but change the filter also.
 

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I agree. Change normally and change filter too. You don't have to wait till 1000 miles either.
 

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Don't believe them! You need to have a special ceremony and dance!
 

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Flush the motor with Canola oil first, then go with Synthetic.:hidesbeh:
 

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Flush the motor with Canola oil first, then go with Synthetic.:hidesbeh:
if all you're gonna do is offer snide comments then why bother to post?
Everyone knows you have to flush with extra virgin olive oil blessed by a Shaolin Monk
 

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if all you're gonna do is offer snide comments then why bother to post?
Everyone knows you have to flush with extra virgin olive oil blessed by a Shaolin Monk
I'm sorry. I have stock in Canola oil, so I'm biased. My bad.
 

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I am a tough decision, Do I use TIKI OIL for 5 additional HP or just go with the SNAKE OIL and be happy?
 

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less than 10 posts and it goes to sh!t....................
 

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Don't use Harley Synthetic, it's garbage! Use Amsoil or Royal Purple Brands. My 09 DX drank the Harley oil like it was water. I would burn up a 1 1/2 quarts per 1000 miles. It didn't smoke or leave any trace of where it was going. I use Amsoil the last 2 changes and have not lost a drop. There are many threads on this situation on this forum. Do your research! Get a oil filter wrench from drag specialties to remove your filter easier.
 

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CAUTION! Do not lubricate your muffler bearings with Tiki Oil. I know, I made this mistake thinking that what's good for the crankcase was good for the muffler bearings. It's way too flammable and you end up shooting flames out the rear.
 
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