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V-Twin Tourture Test

Has anyone else seen this?
https://youtu.be/XSnKTpGt1k0
I'm in San Diego area, and wondering if the V-Twin 20W-50 would be better suited than the 10W-40 recommended by the owner manual?
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The Amsoil product was specially formulated for the climate of Sturgis, South Dakota. It won't work in San Diego. Their blinker fluid is OK though...
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The Amsoil product was specially formulated for the climate of Sturgis, South Dakota. It won't work in San Diego. Their blinker fluid is OK though...
Everyone I know uses their..... blinker fluid. With the summer around the corner things are about to heat up. Lol
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Thank God, you have a sense of humor

Oil threads on motorcycle forums are usually a shit show. I always use the manufacturers recommendations for oil unless I score a really sweet deal. My KTM 1190R runs Motorex 10W-50 but I was using Redline 20W-50 for a while because I got a case for 90 bucks from a distributor. Never noticed a difference. BTW, that bike was dyno'd at 120 RWHP.

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Oil threads on motorcycle forums are usually a shit show. I always use the manufacturers recommendations for oil unless I score a really sweet deal. My KTM 1190R runs Motorex 10W-50 but I was using Redline 20W-50 for a while because I got a case for 90 bucks from a distributor. Never noticed a difference. BTW, that bike was dyno'd at 120 RWHP.
Nice, i think i will go ahead and give it a shot. On second thought I am gonna stick with 10W-40. Lol

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The one time I tried 20w-50 my bike shifted like hell. Thought I had clutch issues. Changed back to (the same brand and type of non-synthetic oil) 10w-40, completely back to normal.
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The one time I tried 20w-50 my bike shifted like hell. Thought I had clutch issues. Changed back to (the same brand and type of non-synthetic oil) 10w-40, completely back to normal.
No need to put the bike through that.
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Lighter oil flows better , and as JD said , shifting is worse with heavier oil.
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Lighter oil flows better , and as JD said , shifting is worse with heavier oil.
Yeah, keeping it 10W-40
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