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Old 08-30-2013, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone using V-Twin 20W50 Mobile 1 in the Primary? Observations Please.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anyone using V-Twin 20W50 Mobile 1 in the Primary? Observations Please.
I have in the past without any problems. I use ATF now .



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Old 08-30-2013, 06:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have used it and it was ok I just don't like using Synthetic Oil in the primary. I use HD Formula +
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I used it and was fine till I went to 107 and then it slipped so I put a Barnett pressure plate in and formula plus in and hasn't sliped since don't know if it was the synthetic causing the sliping or not
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Anyone using V-Twin 20W50 Mobile 1 in the Primary? Observations Please.
I use Mobil 1 in the crankcase but it baffles me to think one would want to use it in the primary.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No way to observe it while it is in there.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have used it and it was ok I just don't like using Synthetic Oil in the primary. I use HD Formula +
Why? Based on what?
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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been using it in my two bikes for years, works great. why not use the best you can buy?
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have used it in the past, and I liked it. seemed to smooth out shifting.
But I had it in the tranny and primary at the time
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Why? Based on what?
I used Syn 3 and Mobile 1 syn until my clutch started slipping. Then I went to Formula + and now i use Dexron III it shifts, releases, grabs better.
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Myself, I use primary (Spectro) oil for the primary.
I figure it's made for that purpose and I have to put "something" in there, why not use oil designed for that reason?
Many miles between changes so I do get my moneys worth.

I also use "real" tranny oil. (Says so on the bottle.) Same with engine oil.
I have thousands "invested" in my bike. Why not use oil designed for their specific purpose?
Same feelings toward oil filters.
Bike repair isn't cheap so why "cheap out?"
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I used Syn 3 and Mobile 1 syn until my clutch started slipping. Then I went to Formula + and now i use Dexron III it shifts, releases, grabs better.
That had nothing to do with the fact that it was syn. Thousands of others use syn in the primary with no problems at all. Nothing wrong with Formula + though.
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That had nothing to do with the fact that it was syn. Thousands of others use syn in the primary with no problems at all. Nothing wrong with Formula + though.
Sure it did It slipped! And adjusted correctly... And the Thousands that use it don't run the $hit out of their bike like i do!
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Formula + is designed for the Primary. Works well.

I mad a mistake and put a fancy synthetic oil in my primary, cost me an hour labor and a primary gasket at the dealer to find out not to do that.

Formula + in the primary for me.
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I use it in all three on both my 98 Ultra and my 2013 Limited. No problems that I have experienced.
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