Oil Filter-oil


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Oil Filter-oil

Postby robertdawber » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:32 pm



Who uses what and why?
(ie-fram Shell-10W40, etc.)



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Re: Oil Filter-oil

Postby lake_harley » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:51 pm

Only opinion without any degree of authority.......

I've been using Valvoline Motorcycle oil (10W-40) and filters from NAPA. The oil has the "older" SF rating so should be more friendly from the ZDDP content standpoint. The NAPA filters seem reasonably priced and are handy to pick up at my favorite auto parts store and they have them on their shelf.

Lynn

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Re: Oil Filter-oil

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:10 pm

lake_harley wrote:Only opinion without any degree of authority.......

I've been using Valvoline Motorcycle oil (10W-40) and filters from NAPA. The oil has the "older" SF rating so should be more friendly from the ZDDP content standpoint. The NAPA filters seem reasonably priced and are handy to pick up at my favorite auto parts store and they have them on their shelf.

Lynn


I also use Valvoline and either NAPA or Emgo filters, whichever I have at hand. The combination has worked very well for me.

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Re: Oil Filter-oil

Postby robertdawber » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:17 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
lake_harley wrote:Only opinion without any degree of authority.......

I've been using Valvoline Motorcycle oil (10W-40) and filters from NAPA. The oil has the "older" SF rating so should be more friendly from the ZDDP content standpoint. The NAPA filters seem reasonably priced and are handy to pick up at my favorite auto parts store and they have them on their shelf.

Lynn


I also use Valvoline and either NAPA or Emgo filters, whichever I have at hand. The combination has worked very well for me.

What type and weight? (ie synth 5w30)
I was thinking of trying Royal Purple

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Re: Oil Filter-oil

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:55 am

robertdawber wrote:What type and weight? (ie synth 5w30)
I was thinking of trying Royal Purple


I use Valvoline non-synthetic motorcycle oil, 10W40. The NAPA filter I use is a PS4940, I don't recall what the Emgo filter is.

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Re: Oil Filter-oil

Postby Bluto » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:47 am

I have been using Honda motorcycle oil in mine. Where do you get the Valvoline motorcycle oil? I was curious if regular oil could be used. What is the difference in that over motorcycle oil? The engine being watercooled in goldwings the same as a car.

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Re: Oil Filter-oil

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:44 am

The Valvoline motorcycle oil can be found at a lot of motorcycle shops, and I know NAPA also carries it.

You can use regular oil as long as it does not contain "friction modifiers", which will not make your clutch happy. I've never had a problem with the Valvoline, so that's what I'll continue using.

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Re: Oil Filter-oil

Postby lake_harley » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:36 pm

Another place to check for the Valvoline motorcycle oil is AutoZone. I'm sure lots of other places sell it too, but that would be another suggestion on where to find it. If I recall correctly, the last Valvoline MC oil I bought just a week or two ago was right at $4.00/Qt. which is less than what I've had to pay for any oil branded by any MC manufacturer.

Lynn

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Re: Oil Filter-oil

Postby PRACTIKALGUY » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:21 am

I get my Valvoline Motorcycle oil at Walmart. They usually have it next to the cheap helmets, etc.

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Re: Oil Filter-oil

Postby Sagebrush » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:59 am

Any of the Rotella T formulations for diesel engines work well. They contain no friction modifiers. Wal-Mart carries it.




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