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  1. cardboard

    cardboard Well-Known Member

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    Somebody was talking about Shafer Oil on here.

    When I was growing up, my Old man had a account at a machine shop that carried some auto parts and all.
    When I used to Build motors back in the 60's and 70's. This is the only Oil I ran in my cars and truck.
    And when I used to drag race at Lasiter Mountain Dragway back home this is the oil I ran.

    Walley World carries some Valvoline Vtwin oil that I have used in my Harley too.
    Its some good oil. you can see how long the company has been around.


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    Fatboy128 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not and expert but here is my experience with Valvoline. I mostly used Castrol GTX in my cars and Japanese bikes years ago. No complaints. Then once I used Valvoline in my Japanese bike. The clutch became very grabby hot or cold. After about 400 miles I couldn't stand it anymore and changed it back to GTX. Grabby clutch became normal again. No more Valvoline for me.


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    FLHTbiker Moderator Staff Member

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    Schaffer oil uses better additive packages in their oil which is why it's better for your Harley. :)

    No you can't buy it at Wallmart but it's worth buying it from a rep.
    But you buy what you want. If you change any oil at regular recommended intervals I'm sure your oil will be fine.
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I use peanut oil, first it keeps those with allergies off my bike
    and they won't follow too close, they get hives and swell up, so
    no tail gatin p-nut allergy dheads...

    Also it makes the exhaust smell good, like a pnut butter factory.

    mmmmm
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    FLHTbiker Moderator Staff Member

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    Peanute oil breaks down at heat ranges 96.8F Which causes the immediate breakdown and no allergies can be created. It does produce an exorbitant amount of smoke and when breathing it in it leaves the lungs filled with an oily slime which causes immediate death from suffocation.
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    lol...The deadly peanut:dead:...Shoulda had that in the "I can't believe we made it" video too..
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    cardboard Well-Known Member

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    You have to use the oil labels on the oil that is what it's rated for.
    I've had Valvoline on a 2007 Street Bob.
    2007 Wide Glide
    2008 Electra Glide.
    2011 flhtk.
    2009 nightster.
    All 3 holes and didn't have no clutch problems with it.

    Valvoline has been around since the 1800's.

    When I was younger & used to street race and on a drag track.
    I sold a 1967 SS Camaro with a 350.
    All I ran was valvoline racing Oil.
    Sold the car to a buddy with 125,000 on it
    He worked at a service station .
    Both him & the owner of the station who built motors down said. This was the cleanest engine he has ever seen. Their wasn't even enough wear to bore it. TheY honeed the cylinders.
    Had the valves ground & cleaned up.
    The heads was the cleanest he ever seen.
    New valve seals and all.
    New rings & mail bearings.

    He asked me about how i maintained the car.
    Every 2500 miles I changed the oul, oil filter & air filter.
    Put Valvoline racing high detergent oul in it.
    New Plugs & points & Condenser.
    And greases everthing.
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