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Old 11-05-2009, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Used oil analysis

I made this a sticky for people to post their Used Oil Analysis reports.
Hope it's helpful in making up your mind. The options are endless and if you're new it's overwhelming.


Once again the auto 15-50 $22 a 5 qt jug came out good. Who needs the V-Twin on the bottle.

This will help tell you what the report means.
http://www.blackstone-labs.com/do-i-need-a-tbn.php


I removed the 04 Softail test because it really doesn't apply to my current bike.

My 09 Ultra. This oil was tortured by running at extreme heat for extended periods of time riding 2-up. 270*+ sometimes exceding 300*.
I didn't know about a TBN before but the one for the Ultra is very good!!
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thumbs up oil report

Thanks, and all looks well. Keeping it simple is the easier, softer way.
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info.
I'm an avid Amsoil user and would like to see a response/evaluation from George.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I ran that oil in my 04 for 32,000 miles before I tore it down. When I did tear it down it looked like I was tearing down a brand new motor.
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Thanks Vindex good info. Have you sent oil samples in before?
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Good info, are you relieved that the Arizona heat is not doing your bike in?
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Good info, are you relieved that the Arizona heat is not doing your bike in?
Yes!!!! The reason I sent the sample in.
I expected the oil to be way more broken down than it was.

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Thanks Vindex good info. Have you sent oil samples in before?
Yes for my 04 Softail and my 07 Ford ranger.

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I ran that oil in my 04 for 32,000 miles before I tore it down. When I did tear it down it looked like I was tearing down a brand new motor.
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The other thread kind of went it's own way.
Thank You Vinnie, for posting this, very interesting info. You certainly put that oil through it´s paces!
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Thank You Vinnie, for posting this, very interesting info. You certainly put that oil through it´s paces!
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Not a problem. Makes me feel at ease knowing it's good for extreme temperatures.






I really thought I would get at least some response from the people that have such a fit over putting auto oil in a motorcycle. Threads that mention using this oil get a lot of negatives from it will ruin the motor to I'm just cheap but it looks like it's ok to do so and save some $$$ by not buying into the V-Twin on the bottle and the cost that goes with it.
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[QUOTE=vindex1963;1699805]The other thread kind of went it's own way.


Once again the auto 15-50 $22 a 5 qt jug came out good. Who needs the V-Twin on the bottle.

This will help tell you what the report means.
http://www.blackstone-labs.com/do-i-need-a-tbn.php


I removed the 04 Softail test because it really doesn't apply to my current bike.

My 09 Ultra. This oil was tortured by running at extreme heat for extended periods of time riding 2-up. 270*+ sometimes exceding 300*.
I didn't know about a TBN before but the one for the Ultra is very good!!



Thanks vindex for the info...fatty
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I found some on sale today and I was due for an oil change. So I will run it through the winter months. I went over the nuts and bolts while I was doing the oil and found a few loose. Perfect timing.
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Here's one from my 2004 FXSTI Softail Standard.

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Old 11-08-2009, 03:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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post #18 is some of mine. Even cheaper oil with great results. about $2-3 a quart.
https://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/en...-filter-2.html

I added your report over here.


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Thanks for the info.
I'm an avid Amsoil user and would like to see a response/evaluation from George.
These are all good reports and shows that you have several choices of oils to use. I had posted last year a few of the Amsoil reports at the 10,000 mile mark and the oil could have been used another year. the Amsoil reports did not suffer any lowering of the viscosity though. The elavated copper that the lab is talking about is nothing to worry about. With synthetics the copper is normally elavated, but when petroleum oil is used the copper does not show up until it is really wearing. In diesel engines using synthetic oil the copper will show high elevations that is being leached from the oil coolers, but this is not an indication of bearing wear. In my opinion when choosing an oil it comes down to how much over kill do you want and does one want longer service life and more riding time. We all have different motivations and concerns.
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