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#3295576 - 02/26/14 09:01 PM Any UOAs on Air-Cooled Hinckley Triumph Twins?
Wampahoofus Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 71
Loc: Madison, WI
Does anyone have some hard numbers to back up oil choice on a newer air-cooled Triumph twin?

Triumph spec both a 15W-50 and 10W-40, currently running Amsoil 20W-50 moto. My dealer is adamant that the 50 grade is the only way to go, but since I'm in WI and the cooler circuit has no thermostat I think a 40 would be more appropriate. Summer temps rarely get higher than the mid 80s and I ride down into the teens if the roads are good.
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#3295580 - 02/26/14 09:06 PM Re: Any UOAs on Air-Cooled Hinckley Triumph Twins? [Re: Wampahoofus]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
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Loc: Saskatoon canada
I've got a Harley but I've gone big bore with an S&S 106 kits,tw6-6 cams,heads milled for compression and some port work. It's got 107hp/115tq. I've got a jagg 10 row oil cooler too.
I'm using rotella 15w-40 conventional and love it.
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#3295586 - 02/26/14 09:11 PM Re: Any UOAs on Air-Cooled Hinckley Triumph Twins? [Re: Wampahoofus]
Ramblejam Offline


Registered: 11/05/13
Posts: 879
Loc: Kentucky
http://ascycles.com/pdf/TriumphServiceSc...0with%20EFI.pdf

Go buy a gallon of Rotella 15w-40 @ Walmart for $12, dump it all in, and be done with it.

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#3295588 - 02/26/14 09:12 PM Re: Any UOAs on Air-Cooled Hinckley Triumph Twins? [Re: Ramblejam]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
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Loc: Saskatoon canada
Originally Posted By: Ramblejam
http://ascycles.com/pdf/TriumphServiceSc...0with%20EFI.pdf

Go buy a gallon of Rotella 15w-40 @ Walmart for $12, dump it all in, and be done with it.



Yep
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#3295730 - 02/26/14 11:42 PM Re: Any UOAs on Air-Cooled Hinckley Triumph Twins? [Re: Wampahoofus]
Wampahoofus Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
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I have to run syn for another year yet (warranty), but Rotella T or Delvac MX are looking pretty good after that.
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#3295734 - 02/26/14 11:50 PM Re: Any UOAs on Air-Cooled Hinckley Triumph Twins? [Re: Wampahoofus]
Clevy Offline


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Loc: Saskatoon canada
Originally Posted By: Wampahoofus
I have to run syn for another year yet (warranty), but Rotella T or Delvac MX are looking pretty good after that.


I see.
Sunruh is the bike oil expert. I suggest asking him before making any permanent choices.
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#3387017 - 06/02/14 01:21 PM Re: Any UOAs on Air-Cooled Hinckley Triumph Twins? [Re: Clevy]
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Registered: 08/23/10
Posts: 134
Loc: pa
oil is cheap insurance! in my 12 bonnie after 2000 breakin i mixed amsoil 10-40 + 20-50 @ 50%, only in a little while but shifts better. i am in pa. use amsoil in everything i own!!


Edited by benjy (06/02/14 01:22 PM)

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