Anyone have problems with Valvoline Oil? - VTXOA
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 109
Anyone have problems with Valvoline Oil?

On the last (first since I bought the bike) oil change I used Valvoline MC oil (made for wet clutches). The standard "slip" of the clutch is WAY worse. I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this, and if so, what are you using now?

I ordered a new MTC clutch and steel rings because before the oil change it would slip occasionally. Since this oil change, it seems I can't give it full throttle without slipping in any gear.

I plan on changing the oil again when I change the clutch.
CheeseMan316 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 10:26 AM
Senior Member
 
texasmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: el paso texas
Posts: 5,443
i've never used it on my x i use amsoil. but i did use it all the time on my yamaha raptor and it worked great.

texasmike
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] 1300c 8 degree rake, cobra pipes, c&c seat, darkside and lots more
texasmike is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 10:56 AM
Pope "papa" of the VTXOA
 
Chicago-Spike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: St Charles, IL.
Posts: 60,533
It's not the oil, it's the clutch. You've found the VTXs weakest link in the drivetrain.

AMA Life Member 721314
Chicago-Spike is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 109
I know that it is spike, but it literally got WAY worse and I think it happened when I changed the oil.
CheeseMan316 is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 11:09 AM
Senior Member
 
speedsville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Detroit, Mi
Posts: 6,449
Send a message via Yahoo to speedsville
did you do anything else?
I put on the wide clutch lever and suddenly the clutch started slipping.

Examining the lever the new one's rest anvil was just a touch deeper than the
stock. I ground that back and everything was fine.
Just saying that sometimes it is not the obvious!!!

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. Mark Twain

speedsville is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 11:26 AM
Senior Member
 
2002VTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posts: 1,692
If it was really oil recommended for wet clutch motorcycles, then it shouldn't make that much difference. Try an oil and filter change with Shell Rotella full synthetic. Run it for a couple hundred miles, then change the oil and filter again.

Odds are it is something mechanical verses just your oil.

Paul Schweizer
SoCal
2002 Honda VTX 1800C
2001 Kawi Concours
2002VTX is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 12:22 PM
Senior Member
 
GTvtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Taylorsville, GA
Posts: 1,881
use 20 w 50 and it will improve the clutch issues.

Not synthetic

synthetic is more slippery than conventional oil.

GTvtx is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 109
Well even though I just changed it, now that I am changing the clutch (draining the oil) I am going to do a fluid/filter change. Will report back on what I find out.

And no, nothing else changed.
CheeseMan316 is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 05:55 PM
Member
 
jjohn2308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: denton,texas
Posts: 56
oil

i have been using valvoline 20w-50 for about 7 years with no problems at all.

2003 black 1800C vtx. switchblade windshield. k&n air filter.lots of chrome
jjohn2308 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 10:15 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Washington State, just north of Libtardistan!
Posts: 8,514
The only problem with Valvoline is that it's really lousy on pancakes!

I use Amsoil myself!
X-Beast Driver is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the VTXOA forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome