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    Hi all . I have really trouble finding mobil 1 v-twin oil here in Norway , can I use harley oil or is There better options,

  • #2
    Harley Davidson Oil should be fine.

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    • #3
      HD oil will make it leak....right?
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      • #4
        Thanks doc . I forgot about oil leak

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        • #5
          Make sure it okay for a wet clutch... Harleys do not have a engine oil wet clutch......Trans and clutch oil is in different case.

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          • #6
            I put Bel-Ray 10w50 full synt.in myne and really happy of result

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Yaman View Post
              Hi all . I have really trouble finding mobil 1 v-twin oil here in Norway , can I use harley oil or is There better options,
              Probably an easier way to answer this would be for you to let us know what is available for oil where you are. Someone here on the forum will know if it is compatible for the Road Star.

              2 important things to consider. It has to be wet clutch compatible and requires a minimum level of ZDDP 1200 ppm (parts per million) because Yamaha uses flat tappets/lifters.

              HD engines use roller tappets so they do not require a high level of ZDDP like the Yamaha engines so I would think twice before using HD oil.

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              • Doc_V
                Doc_V commented
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                Good point Grubsie... Didn't think about that. Thanks for clearing that up. FWIW - I used to work with the elf / Motul / TOTAL Lubricants rep in the US. I'm pretty sure they're available in Norway, and I know they have high ZDDP oil, and wet clutch MC oil, but I couldn't find an MC oil with high ZDDP on their web site. Maybe you can check locally on their Norwegian web site.

              • Yaman
                Yaman commented
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                Motul 7100 4t 10w-40 is available her but I can not find how much zddp level it has . Dropped by a bike Shop yesterday and they said silkolene ( fuchs oil ) was recomended

            • #8
              I know it's not synthetic, but how about Shell Rotella T4 15w40. It has plenty of ZDDP in it and it's JASO MA/MA2 compliant

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              • Doc_V
                Doc_V commented
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                If it has high enough ZDDP levels and it's compatible with a wet clutch, you should be OK. It doesn't necessarily have to be synthetic.

              • Jclevesque
                Jclevesque commented
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                There have been lots of guys on the XS650.com site that have been using T4 diesel 15w40 with great results. It is making me wonder if would be good for our bikes if synthetic isnt really needed.

            • #9
              Perfect. Just need to change the oil more often than synthetic.

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