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  • Sat, Mar 21 2015 8:19 PM

    • daveyj
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    Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

     I have a 2013 Harley limited that I have used Harley synthetic in since new. I have been considering using Lucas synthetic when I do my next oil change. Anyone that has used it, I would appreciate your feedback as to whether it is a better choice than Harley oil or not. I've been told that Amsoil is the way to go, but I don't have a distributor close by, so I thought I'd try to get some input about Lucas synthetic.Thanks in advance to anyone with that advice.

  • Sun, Mar 22 2015 7:35 AM In reply to

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    Re: Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

     As easily as you got on line to ask this question you can buy Amsoil on line its the best so why not use the best of the synthetics if thats what your gonna use!

     

  • Sun, Mar 22 2015 10:20 AM In reply to

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    Re: Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

    Ditto Henry.

    Whatever you use make sure it's formulated for motorcycle/air cooled engines, there's a difference. On the road in a pinch you can top off with diesel oil, it's made to withstand high heat.

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Mon, Mar 23 2015 7:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

    I agree with Henry. I have used Amsoil in my Ultra till I sold it. Will use in my '99 Wide Glide. Best oil on the market in my opinion.

  • Sat, Jun 20 2015 5:29 PM In reply to

    Re: Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

    I use lucas in all three holes.It runs quiet and have no problems. The transmission is smooth.The clutch works just fine.The most important thing to do is change it when you suppose to.Just use a good quality synthetic oil . Dont get to hung up on brand.Ride and enjoy.

  • Wed, Jul 15 2015 1:22 AM In reply to

    Re: Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

    Running the stuff in my FLSTF right now since we got it in at the local Indy.

    So far so good.

    Temp is down about 10 degrees from VR1 and around town hovers at 195 to 200.

    No increase in noise, and seems to be holding up well.

    I paid around nine bucks for a quart.

    BTW, They are carrying the Fram filter for Evos and only 6 bucks.

    Seems to filter real nice.

    Nowhereman.....who else?

  • Wed, Jul 15 2015 6:52 AM In reply to

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    Re: Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

    a couple of years ago, the local UAP wholesale warehouse cut apart a number of different oil filters to see how they were made.   the biggest difference seemed to be in the blow-by valve - some used a small coil spring and some a reed valve type of set-up.  If I remember correctly Fram had the reed valve.

    He wasn't as impressed with the reed valve as the coil spring. 

    The first tool out of the box should be the "book"  Geeked

  • Wed, Jul 15 2015 8:31 AM In reply to

    Re: Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

    It's been in there for about 4 weeks now with daily riding.

    Oil looks clean when checked in the oil bag.

    I'll keep checking it every few weeks to see how she hold up.

    Nowhereman.....who else?

  • Wed, Jul 15 2015 9:12 AM In reply to

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    Re: Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

    The Fram filter byass valve has been known to supply insufficiant oil volume at cold running in motorcycles using heavier oil than cars. I  wouldn't use them. You'll never know it untill your engine wares out before it's time. I don't know if they might be 'new-and-improved' now, but I still wouldn't trust them. In this case, you get what you pay for.

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Thu, Jul 16 2015 7:29 AM In reply to

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    Re: Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

     Ditto.FX. Fram are the worst oil filters on the market period.also if you use syn oil you should use a filter with synthetic media inside it.and remember you guys with evos 30 micron filters nothing less than that or you will starve the motor of oil.Twin cams can use 5 micron filters due to the type of oil pump it uses (gear rotor).

     

  • Wed, Sep 6 2017 7:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

     

    I use a K& N filter media with a non synthetic oil (Valvoline- cheap cost good insurance) until my bike gets to 20K miles because I heard from a chemical engineer that non synthetic oil has better wear characteristics (change the cheap around every 600 mi). IMHO this has worked on all 8 of my Harleys. Once I hit the 20K mark I will either: Go Royal Purple synthetic or Amsoil type. Works for me... 

     

  • Thu, Sep 7 2017 7:59 AM In reply to

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    Re: Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

    I believe that it is good to break an engine in on petroleum based oil, then go to syn, but you don't have to wait 20k. change to synthetic at about 1k, or when compression is up to par...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Thu, Sep 7 2017 6:28 PM In reply to

    Re: Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

     Thanks, FX!!

     

  • Sat, Sep 9 2017 6:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: Lucas synthetic Motorcycle oil

    You're welcome Slick...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

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