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#3382623 - 05/27/14 11:47 PM Re: Harley Sporty 883 Oil? [Re: rvt]
BusyLittleShop Offline


Registered: 12/09/11
Posts: 410
Loc: Ca USA
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) on the Harley Davidson SYN-3,
as filed with the Federal Government. Manufactured by Citgo
Petroleum. $8.25/qt 60/40 Synthetic Blend

Component
CAS #
Concentration

(1) 1-Decene Homopolymer, hydrogenated
68037-01-4
50% - 70%

(2) Proprietary Ingredients
Proprietary Mixture
1% - 10%

(3) Polyisobutylene
9003-27-4
1% - 10%

(4) Distillates, Petroleum, Hydrotreated Heavy Paraffinic
64742-54-7
0% - 20%

(5) Distillates, Petroleum, Solvent-Refined Heavy Paraffinic
64741-88-4
0% - 20%

(6) Zinc Alkyldithiophosphate
68649-42-3
0% - 2%




Edited by BusyLittleShop (05/27/14 11:53 PM)
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#3382639 - 05/28/14 12:44 AM Re: Harley Sporty 883 Oil? [Re: rvt]
29662 Offline


Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 404
Loc: sc/fl
I would never have guessed that the SYN3 is primarily a PAO formulation. I wouldn't touch it just because it's made by CITGO though. But that's just me.

Good find BLS.


Edited by 29662 (05/28/14 12:45 AM)

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#3382892 - 05/28/14 09:24 AM Re: Harley Sporty 883 Oil? [Re: rvt]
BigCahuna Offline


Registered: 09/29/09
Posts: 1394
Loc: Deep in the heart of Jersey
All that great info ,but still no API symbol that states it HAS been tested to any standard.,,

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#3383766 - 05/29/14 08:27 AM Re: Harley Sporty 883 Oil? [Re: BigCahuna]
rossn2 Offline


Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 355
Loc: Kempner Texas
Most motorcycle oils do not have the API symbol. It's too small a market for the maufacturers to pay for the API testing..
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#3383900 - 05/29/14 11:48 AM Re: Harley Sporty 883 Oil? [Re: rvt]
BigCahuna Offline


Registered: 09/29/09
Posts: 1394
Loc: Deep in the heart of Jersey
I haven't seen any that do. So why don't they have a problem with charging up to $15 a qt for their "special" oil?.,,

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#3384025 - 05/29/14 02:59 PM Re: Harley Sporty 883 Oil? [Re: rvt]
splineman Offline


Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 78
Loc: New Zealand
I am another user of 15W-40 (Mobil Delvac MX), also had UOA done on this oil with great results.
My riding is never above about 85F in the summer and down to around 35F in the winter. Not overly hot.
In the transmission I have used in the past Redline, too expensive but good, Formula + good and the Delvac also good.

37k miles on my engine.

If I were you in SoCal I would use 20W-50 grade.

Cheers



Edited by splineman (05/29/14 03:01 PM)
Edit Reason: mileage detail
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#3384222 - 05/29/14 06:46 PM Re: Harley Sporty 883 Oil? [Re: rvt]
Errtt Offline


Registered: 11/14/10
Posts: 2208
Loc: California
On my oldest bike (97 1200 Sportster w/mods) I been using Amsoil 20-50 both holes, year-round.
But once my stash is used up, I'll be trying VR1. Will see then how it goes. I've heard from some very satisfied VR1 users.

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#3397722 - 06/14/14 09:33 PM Re: Harley Sporty 883 Oil? [Re: rvt]
rvt Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Posts: 43
Loc: southern CA
Thanks guys. I'll probably be using M1 15-50.

I've been all over the internet looking at this. Now that I have my owners manual, I want to point out one thing I've noticed that is a bit contrary to much popular discussion.

I can see no indication that there are any maximum temperature specs for any of the recommended oils. Including 15W40 with a diesel spec. The chart only refers to minimum temp specs for the oil.


Edited by rvt (06/14/14 09:35 PM)

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#3397728 - 06/14/14 09:47 PM Re: Harley Sporty 883 Oil? [Re: rvt]
xl2006 Offline


Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 26
Loc: mississippi
Mobile 1 v-twin 20/50 is what many use. Valvoline 20/50 4-stroke is good too. I wouldn't use 40wt. Unless it gets below 40 50 degrees where you live, you can run 20/ 50 weight year round. Go join xl forum.com . Sportster gurus live there.

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#3398060 - 06/15/14 09:57 AM Re: Harley Sporty 883 Oil? [Re: rvt]
Silverado12 Offline


Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 1065
Loc: Central Virginia
I used H-D Sport Trans fluid when I had my Sportster, but that was 25 years ago.
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#3399896 - 06/17/14 03:18 PM Re: Harley Sporty 883 Oil? [Re: rvt]
cbear Offline


Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 421
Loc: Cincinnati, OH
For my 2001 I like Syn3 for the transmission and Mobil 1 V-Twin for the engine. I tried the Mobil 1 V-Twin, for the trans, but shifting got rougher.
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#3400177 - 06/17/14 10:11 PM Re: Harley Sporty 883 Oil? [Re: Silverado12]
xl2006 Offline


Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 26
Loc: mississippi
Drag Speciality and Bel-Ray still sell Sport trans fluid. Works good in the 05 back trannies with the straight cut gears. Quiets them down. 06 up sportsters got bigger main shafts and helical cut gears.

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