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  • Rocky2010 Posts: 1160
    Performance Poster Rocky2010
    27 Nov 2014 04:18 PM

    I have been using Mobil 1 V-Twin 20-50 synthetic oil in my 2010 FatBoy Lo since I first purchased this bike, as it is getting harder to find the Mobil1 oil I wondering if anyone has used Penrite Synthetic oil in their Harley.

  • mickle Posts: 2030
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    27 Nov 2014 05:28 PM
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  • ralphski Posts: 1068
    NE Foothills, ADELAIDE
    Performance Poster ralphski
    29 Nov 2014 09:06 AM
    PENRITE.
    use it in my Night Rod, excellent!
  • bobby bob Posts: 641
    Performance Poster bobby bob
    29 Nov 2014 09:51 AM
    Penrite 20-60 hpr diesel.
  • lg Posts: 0
    lg
    13 Dec 2014 05:21 PM
    Posted By bobby bob on 29 Nov 2014 8:21 AM
    Penrite 20-60 hpr diesel.

     

    +1

     

  • Choco Posts: 432
    Hervey Bay Queensland
    Stage 1 Poster Choco
    16 Dec 2014 10:58 PM

    I will be trying Penrite 20-60 hpr diesel oil on my next oil change, my mate who sold me the bike had just changed the oil and used the Harley brand oil which I must admit I not real keen on it's seems to me to be a very thin oil when it get's hot, maybe it's just me when it comes to oils but I think Penrite will be the go for me from now on.

  • perthhog Posts: 1645
    Motor Head perthhog
    17 Dec 2014 10:15 AM
    Posted By Choco on 16 Dec 2014 9:28 PM

    I will be trying Penrite 20-60 hpr diesel oil on my next oil change, my mate who sold me the bike had just changed the oil and used the Harley brand oil which I must admit I not real keen on it's seems to me to be a very thin oil when it get's hot, maybe it's just me when it comes to oils but I think Penrite will be the go for me from now on.

     

     

    your bike will love you for it  everything i own uses penrite and its good old aussie  oil

  • speedzter Posts: 1799
    The 'Rat
    Motor Head speedzter
    17 Dec 2014 10:25 AM
    Don't forget Hpr diesel 15-50 which is a semi syn.
  • FLHuTChU Posts: 3198
    Newcastle NSW
    Forum Legend FLHuTChU
    17 Dec 2014 11:29 PM
    For those interested, if you buy this oil, Penrite HPR 20w-60 from supercheap auto on line E-bay shop, you get and additional 10% off when you checkout by using the code CPICKUP. You only have to nominate a shop and pick it up from there.
    I just bought a 10 litre drum listed at $71.88 and got it for $64.69. Thats pretty good value. Offer finishes 22nd december blokes. Get to it now!
  • Dutchy Hoogen Posts: 270
    Stage 1 Poster Dutchy Hoogen
    21 Dec 2014 10:56 PM

    Is there a difference between oil used in air cooled engines and water cooled.

  • tussuck Posts: 2101
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    21 Dec 2014 11:39 PM
    Yes there is a difference...BUT lets ignore that vital bit of info as it just confuses things.
  • Ando Posts: 1545
    Motor Head Ando
    22 Dec 2014 09:09 AM
    Posted By Dutchy Hoogen on 21 Dec 2014 9:26 PM

    Is there a difference between oil used in air cooled engines and water cooled.

     

     

    Very much so, and I don't think its been ignored in this thread

    Harley recommend a desiel engine oil to substutute for ther own oil

    Penrite recommend their Syn 20w 60 in air cooled bikes and there HPR Desiel oil is top quality and both are easily assessable

    and so long as the meet the correct standards you are good to go

  • bigfella236 Posts: 65
    Perth
    Stock Poster bigfella236
    20 Oct 2019 10:28 AM
    Quoting Ando on 22 Dec 2014 09:09 AM
    Posted By Dutchy Hoogen on 21 Dec 2014 9:26 PM

    Is there a difference between oil used in air cooled engines and water cooled.

     

     

    Very much so, and I don't think its been ignored in this thread

    Harley recommend a desiel engine oil to substutute for ther own oil

    Penrite recommend their Syn 20w 60 in air cooled bikes and there HPR Desiel oil is top quality and both are easily assessable

    and so long as the meet the correct standards you are good to go

    Yep an old thread but i am just catching up on all this. Ok my understanding is the diesel oil has cleaning additives for removing the sulfur that left after ignition (or something of this nature).So we can drop the oil in the engine of the bikes? 2010 road king with stage V kit on. Just need to understand if this is correct as i am on the understanding the desil oil is just for that. Correct me if i am wrong with some sound information and would appreciate being informed. 
  • speedzter Posts: 1799
    The 'Rat
    Motor Head speedzter
    20 Oct 2019 11:16 AM
    In short, you CAN run Diesel oil of the correct weight in the HD.
    It even says so in the manual !!
    Diesels run very high compression, typically double the cylinder pressure of a HD, so they need good oil.
    Harleys also tend to have a bit of blow by that contaminates the oil quickly.

    I could write a heap on this, but this article explains a few things about Diesel oil:

    If in doubt, just use the HD oil.
    I use Penrite, but usually not Diesel specific. They even have an MC specific range now.


  • bigfella236 Posts: 65
    Perth
    Stock Poster bigfella236
    20 Oct 2019 06:50 PM
    Quoting speedzter on 20 Oct 2019 11:16 AM
    In short, you CAN run Diesel oil of the correct weight in the HD.
    It even says so in the manual !!
    Diesels run very high compression, typically double the cylinder pressure of a HD, so they need good oil.
    Harleys also tend to have a bit of blow by that contaminates the oil quickly.

    I could write a heap on this, but this article explains a few things about Diesel oil:

    If in doubt, just use the HD oil.
    I use Penrite, but usually not Diesel specific. They even have an MC specific range now.


    short good article to which i can say i am informed. Thank you speedzter for your time and efforts most appreciated 
  • WideglidingNZ Posts: 177
    Stock Poster WideglidingNZ
    21 Oct 2019 05:09 AM
    Quoting speedzter on 20 Oct 2019 11:16 AM
    In short, you CAN run Diesel oil of the correct weight in the HD.
    It even says so in the manual !!
    Diesels run very high compression, typically double the cylinder pressure of a HD, so they need good oil.
    Harleys also tend to have a bit of blow by that contaminates the oil quickly.

    I could write a heap on this, but this article explains a few things about Diesel oil:

    If in doubt, just use the HD oil.
    I use Penrite, but usually not Diesel specific. They even have an MC specific range now.


    Nothing wrong with using Motorcycle oil for Motorcycles (though nothing wrong with the correct grade diesel oil in engine only),Yes Penrite do a large range of this M/C oil in 20w-50(& other grades) designed for V-twins in both synthetic and mineral, best of all you can by it with up to 30% off at Supercheap, personally my wideglide seem to run both cooler and quieter on Penrite syn than with HD's SE Syn 3 oil
  • tussuck Posts: 2101
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    21 Oct 2019 10:02 AM
    Its just SO godamn confusing.....I just use Harley oil and a Harley oil filter EVERY 5,000km (and thats the real secret here - regular oil changes, so ZERO value in using an oil that will last 15,000km between changes.)

    WAY cheaper and easier to use Harley oil than having to hunt around for some estoteric local or overseas brand oil.  Its all just too friggin hard!
  • steelo Posts: 2577
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    21 Oct 2019 11:43 AM
    That's it in a nutshell T. Deuce every 5 (now 110k), Ultra Every 8 (now 32k)
  • Daffy Posts: 83
    Angaston SA
    Stock Poster Daffy
    23 Oct 2019 09:00 AM
    I have been using Lucas oil for many years on various bikes and find it great.
  • robnicko Posts: 255
    vic
    Stage 1 Poster robnicko
    23 Oct 2019 07:44 PM
    Quoting lg on 13 Dec 2014 05:21 PM
    Posted By bobby bob on 29 Nov 2014 8:21 AM
    Penrite 20-60 hpr diesel.

     

    +1

     

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