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#3397702 - 06/14/14 08:47 PM Red Line or Valvoline Syn for 2014 HD Road King?
RevRider Offline


Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 266
Loc: Irvine, CA
I can get Valvoline Motorcycle 20-50 Syn for $6.00 quart, Red line is about $14.00 quart. Bike has just under 3,000 miles, getting ready to change oil, what would you do?
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#3397715 - 06/14/14 09:23 PM Re: Red Line or Valvoline Syn for 2014 HD Road King? [Re: RevRider]
Roadkingnc Offline


Registered: 07/16/11
Posts: 721
Loc: NC USA
You can run what you like but I wouldn't pay 14 bucks for a qt of oil. Im running Valvoline vr1 synthetic 20w50 in mine, you don't have to use a motorcycle oil in the engine. I bought the vr1 on clearance for 2.67 a qt. Some people run rotella 15w40 with good results.
Im sure the 6 dollar oil will work just as well as the 14 dollar oil.


Edited by Roadkingnc (06/14/14 09:25 PM)

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#3397721 - 06/14/14 09:33 PM Re: Red Line or Valvoline Syn for 2014 HD Road King? [Re: RevRider]
lubedude13 Offline


Registered: 07/14/13
Posts: 377
Loc: North Carolina
A lot of people run Amsoil in Harleys
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#3397843 - 06/15/14 12:34 AM Re: Red Line or Valvoline Syn for 2014 HD Road King? [Re: RevRider]
tony1679 Offline


Registered: 06/08/14
Posts: 582
Loc: Central Oklahoma
I do not own a bike, but my .02:

I've had stellar results with Valvoline Synpower in both vehicles in my sig. I would guess the formulation is similar to VR1.

I've always heard red line is great, but $14 a bottle...?
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#3397886 - 06/15/14 02:34 AM Re: Red Line or Valvoline Syn for 2014 HD Road King? [Re: RevRider]
Robenstein Offline


Registered: 12/23/09
Posts: 5437
Loc: Central IA
VR1 or Kendall GT1 20w50 for the engine. Both have the support of stellar UOA's on here for Twin Cam harley motors. Excellent wear protection from both. And both are very very inexpensive.
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#3397892 - 06/15/14 02:52 AM Re: Red Line or Valvoline Syn for 2014 HD Road King? [Re: RevRider]
NeuroticHapiSnak Offline


Registered: 06/04/14
Posts: 40
Loc: Minnesota
I know the Valvoline conv MC 20w50 is pretty highly rated on this site. I used it with no problems, albeit not in a Harley. I'd assume the Valvoline syn MC to perform similarly to the conv, and $6/qt is a good price for even PCMO syn. IMHO, I'd never pay $14/qt for oil unless it was absolutely necessary, there are plenty of good oils in the $3-7/qt range.
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#3397896 - 06/15/14 03:40 AM Re: Red Line or Valvoline Syn for 2014 HD Road King? [Re: RevRider]
Mackelroy Offline


Registered: 12/03/04
Posts: 952
Loc: Florida /Texas
You can try both, they both will function, just pick one.

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