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Old 07-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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2009 XL1200 Engine Oil?

I've been told to stick with Harley Oil, by an old Harley Guy.

What should i use? It has only 2000miles on it.

The previous owner knew nothing?
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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mx6r is likely correct,
however If you do not have the owners manual , consider getting one.
Ask your Harley Dealer on the Oil.
I use the Harley 20-50 synthetic, in my Super Glide it is one of the Harley recommendations. The bike being air cooled can get quite hot, the syntetic tolerates heat better.

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Old 07-02-2012, 10:56 PM   #4
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Amsoil/Motul 300v synthetic or Mobil 1 motorcycle specific oil.
Thanks for chiming in! I pretty sure i can take this advice!!! So MX6r i just needed some type of confirmation!!! Thanks BUD!


Sooo how about tansmission oil?
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:04 PM   #6
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Thanks for chiming in! I pretty sure i can take this advice!!! So MX6r i just needed some type of confirmation!!! Thanks BUD!


Sooo how about tansmission oil?
Whatever you do, don't run 2 stroke premix oil in the transmission...even if it says "motor oil" on the bottle!
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Get this, I've been told to NOT use synthetic in my old ironhead. Reason: Synthetic is so good at what it does, it will work past the old gunk in the seams/joints and cause the bike to leak (more than it already does). ha! With that said, I do run HD oil in my bike, but not sure if I will continue in the future.
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