For those thinking about taking the plunge and trying AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil for the first time, you may have questions. You may even have reservations about trying a synthetic oil in your bike. We have put together a collection of commonly asked questions about motorcycle oil.
Some of the questions include:
What are the benefits of synthetic motorcycle oil?
Are there any downsides to using synthetics in your bike?
Is synthetic oil wet-clutch compatible?
Do I need to use an AMSOIL Oil Filter with your oil?
The snow has all melted away and we’re starting to get a bit of cabin fever here in Southern Ontario. Our lawn equipment gets an oil change in the fall so all there is to do is to put some quickshot in the gas can and fill up the tanks.
Here are two products that go hand in hand. One makes the grass grow thick and strong while the other protects your outdoor power equipment for another year.
Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF and Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF offer the most benefits in applications where heavy towing, elevated temperatures and challenging terrain are common. As transmission sumps are shrinking these robust fluids offer piece of mind and the ability to extend service life in some applications.
To demonstrate its extreme-heat protection qualities, AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil (MCV) was subjected to a dynamometer test designed to simulate conditions even more extreme than the demanding stop-and-go driving conditions of a motorcycle rally or parade route.
A 2012 Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna Street Bob motorcycle equipped with AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil was operated for 68.5 minutes at low speeds, with significant idle time broken by engine revving and little to no air moving across the cylinders. Like most Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the Dyna Street Bob features an air-cooled V-twin engine, which relies on cooling fins arrayed along the cylinder walls to conduct heat away. Continue reading Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna Street Bob MCV 20W-50 Torture Test
The new API SN specifications have lowered the amount of ZDDP anti-wear additives so much that I’ve decided to no longer suggest regular vehicle oil to be used in air cooled lawn and garden equipment. Air cooled equipment is abused and works so much harder in a much more difficult environment than your daily driver liquid cooled vehicle.
The cost of a quality oil – which is just a few dollars more – versus the possible repair bill is something you’ll have to choose. I made my choice based on my recent experience with an over rev’ing situation which needed the extra protection of an oil designed for air cooled outdoor power equipment. Continue reading Snow Blower Oils Revisited
AMSOIL has released a new online application guide that can help you find the correct AMSOIL synthetic oil and related product information for your snowmobile. It covers Arctic Cat, Ski-Doo, Polaris and Yamaha models from today and back to the 1990′s.
AMSOIL has decided to change the late opening day of the distribution centres. The day has been moved from Thursday to Monday in the week which means I’ll be able to take orders over the weekend and then pick them up for delivery on Monday night.
Lauren and I will be traveling to Australia to visit her sister over the Christmas and New Years holidays. I’ll be unavailable for AMSOIL questions or orders between December 13th, 2012 and January 8th, 2013.
If you have any questions or issues while I’m away my direct jobber Marc Roden will be available @ 1-800-748-5781. Let him know you are a customer of mine when you call. Marc is located in Saskatchewan and has great product, equipment and AMSOIL policy knowledge but won’t be able to help with any local Toronto order pickups.
AMSOIL products make great Christmas gifts for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life. The toll-free order line @ 1-800-956-5695 (M-F, 8am – 6pm) and the AMSOIL online store will be available – be sure to quote ZO# 1950160 with your order. Allow 2-3 business days for delivery – which is roughly December 18th.
For the really hard to buy for a 1-year AMSOIL Preferred Customer Membership makes a great gift and can be purchased right up to the 24th of December either online or by phone. If you purchase online you can print the receipt and put it in with a holiday card.