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techtalk:ref:oil01 [2019/06/15 22:39]
hippysmack [Sportster Case Drains Explained]
techtalk:ref:oil01 [2020/05/12 00:39] (current)
hippysmack [HD Engine Oil Recommendations Per Year Model]
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 ====== Choosing an Engine Oil ====== ====== Choosing an Engine Oil ======
 ==== What Kind or Brand of Oil To Use for a Sportster ==== ==== What Kind or Brand of Oil To Use for a Sportster ====
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-  * First answer is to use the HD recommendations in the Factory Service Manual (FSM) for your year model. \\ The chart below shows some recommendations for the use of HD oils. \\ And you can contact your nearest HD dealer for current recommendations on the oil they are selling for your ride. \\ See also [[techtalk:​ref:​oil01#​Choosing an Engine Oil Other Than HD Brand]]+  * ((photo by JonesL of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​p=5806185)) ​First answer is to use the HD recommendations in the Factory Service Manual (FSM) for your year model. \\ The chart below shows some recommendations for the use of HD oils. \\ And you can contact your nearest HD dealer for current recommendations on the oil they are selling for your ride. \\ See also [[techtalk:​ref:​oil01#​Choosing an Engine Oil Other Than HD Brand]]
   * The MoCo has a vested interest in keeping your engine healthy and knows exactly what oil their engines like. \\ Plus, no one ever damaged an engine by changing its oil too often. \\ If you want to keep your engine healthy, regular oil changes using the recommended weight and quality of oil is the easiest way to do it.   * The MoCo has a vested interest in keeping your engine healthy and knows exactly what oil their engines like. \\ Plus, no one ever damaged an engine by changing its oil too often. \\ If you want to keep your engine healthy, regular oil changes using the recommended weight and quality of oil is the easiest way to do it.
   * **Development of Genuine Harley Davidson Motorcycle Oil**. ((MMI Fact Sheet on the Development ​ of Harley Davidson Genuine Motorcycle Oil pg 1)) \\ In the late 70's, complaints were received by the MoCo from recreation and touring riders experiencing valve sticking problems. ​   * **Development of Genuine Harley Davidson Motorcycle Oil**. ((MMI Fact Sheet on the Development ​ of Harley Davidson Genuine Motorcycle Oil pg 1)) \\ In the late 70's, complaints were received by the MoCo from recreation and touring riders experiencing valve sticking problems. ​
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 ^                     |HD Medium Light|40F to 60F| ^                     |HD Medium Light|40F to 60F|
 ^                     |HD Regular Heavy|60F and up| ^                     |HD Regular Heavy|60F and up|
-^                     |HDExtra ​Heavy Grade 60|severe engine operating conditions >85F|+^                     |HD Premium II Extra Heavy Grade 60 (API SF) ((HD P&A Bulletin #186 dated July 1, 1982))|severe engine operating conditions >85F|
  
 ^Year Model^Harley Davidson Type Oil^Viscosity^HD Rating^Ambient Temperature F^Cold Weather Starts Below 50F^ ^Year Model^Harley Davidson Type Oil^Viscosity^HD Rating^Ambient Temperature F^Cold Weather Starts Below 50F^