This sums it up pretty good. I walked a hole in the floor at Autozone going back and forth, trying to figure out which one I should get, then it hit me that I was quibbling with myself over a difference of $6 for the oil change. I felt like a dummy. I paid the extra $6 just to punish myself. The bike seems to like it. Just wish it would have cured that noisy clunk at idle. :roll:Ken Spring said:... so, do you run what works for you or do you spend the extra 2 bucks and get what is "designed" for the air cooled V-Twins???... its all personal preference... but... seems to me it all works!!! :roll:
I hear a clunk in my Vulcan 750 when I go down into first from neutral and the bike feels like its pulling a bit... The dealer put 20w-50 in there, should i change it?vaporgas2000 said:I ran 20w50 Castrol in my bike for the first 2 oil changes, then I started having clutch grab. The bike would lurch when I put it in gear. Since then I use Spectro and no more lurching. I'm not saying car oil won't work, because I've used it in all the other bikes I've owned with no problems, it's just that the one I have now doesn't like it.
Since my last post I changed the oil and went with the Red Cap because many others said it would work as well as the V-Twin oil, which is harder to come by where I live.Roger said:Ken,
I don't use the Mobil 1 Red Cap myself, but I've heard from others that Mobil just recently changed it to being an "energy conserving" oil. I guess it has happened within the last month or so. You may want to look on the back of the bottle next time you buy it.