SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL


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Re: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

Post by themainviking » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:46 am



Luvenet47 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:23 am
You would have to be about 150 years old for my grandfather to have been in high school then. 😉
Some days I feel like it. But no, I am not that old.


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Re: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

Post by TwoTone Trike » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:03 pm

I know okstay's is an old post but he was interested in flow rate, micron size, and bypass valve on oil filters. I found this article on a Harley forum but it's a really good read. http://hdforums.com/forums/touring-mode ... crons.html Hope this helps, Tony

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Re: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

Post by Luvenet47 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:27 am

Thanks Two Tone,
I only got 800 miles on the Honda oil and changed it. I couldn’t shift! Couldn’t get in gear, out of gear, it jumped out of gears and slipped a cog around 42 mph. I was looking to do a complete tranny job. I decided to try the
“Valvoline 4T Stroke Full Synthetic” as a last resort. It’s a 10-40W that specifies SUPERIOR WET CLUTCH PROTECTION on the label. I couldn’t believe the difference. It was like a new bike! If that would have been my first ride on a Wing I wouldn’t have bought one-seriously. I wouldn’t recommend Honda oil to my ex-wife. Olive oil would be better. I can’t believe Honda put their name on that oil.
Starting to sound like I’ going off on a rant... :oops:
Anyhow, thanks for the info. 🤛
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Re: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

Post by TwoTone Trike » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:25 pm

Luvenet, Rant on brother rant on. Did the info on filters help? Something I cant understand is why bike A likes oil A, bike B likes oil B, and bike C likes oil C. Could it be it's because of the way each individual bike was broken in? I'm relatively new to the Goldwing scene. So it's all new to me. When I bought my 1999 se Hannigan Trike in May I found this site looking for information, as I had no idea as to the service history of the bike. I learned how to change the timing belts, flush the radiator, change the cruise and sub filter etc. etc. I read a lot about different oils and decided on Mobile 1. Not!!! I'm going to try Lucas 10w40 synthetic as my old 53 Harley Panhead loved it. If that isn't any better then I will try the Valvoline that you mentioned. Trial and error I guess. Try try until you succeed. Could be kind of costly but I guess it's well it worth it to have your ride purring like a kitten. By the way would you mind if I added you as a friend? Thanks, Tony

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Re: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

Post by Luvenet47 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:48 am

Whoa! Got lost in the conversation for a moment. The par about trial and error triggered a few flashbacks... like marriage #1 and 2. Based on that little modicum of wisdom, I think I’ doomed!🤪
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Re: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

Post by Luvenet47 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:57 am

It seems that a lot of shifting problems are related to oil. The wet clutch apparently is very particular. What really annoys me is Honda doesn’t seem to understand the problem anymore than we do.
Earth to Honda...
Donnie


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