What oil do you use for your VTX1300? - VTXOA
View Poll Results: What oil do you use on your VTX1300 engine?
Honda (Conventional - GN4 10w 30) 29 7.53%
Honda (Full Synthetic - HP4S 10w 30) 14 3.64%
AMSOil (10w 40 - Full Synthetic) 85 22.08%
Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10w 40(Full Synthetic - formerly MX4T) 90 23.38%
Other (Conventional) 55 14.29%
Other (Full Synthetic) 112 29.09%
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post #1 of 124 (permalink) Old 03-05-2008, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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What oil do you use for your VTX1300?

Just wondering what oil others use for their VTX1300 engine.

If you check "Other (Conventional)" or "Other (Full Synthetic)", please comment on what brand and type of oil it is.

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I've been using AMSOIL for the last few years. But with all the problems I had with AMSOIL after my last purchase, I'll probably be switching to a different synthetic in the future.

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Mobil 1 Racing 4T - Full Synthetic.


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Well I have one change left of hp4, then 3 changes of amsoil (got a deal)then its Mobil 1 Racing 4T - Full Synthetic from then on if I cant get the amsoil. good luck in your choice

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I use nothing but AMSOIL in my truck, my bike and my wife's bike. I have a preferred customer account from them and buy straight through them.
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on the first 600 mile not sure what the stealer did (if he even did)..I did the second one bef. storage with Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10w 40(Full Synthetic - formerly MX4T)...it's still fresh in the bike - need some?

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I have been using Honda oil from dealer but am thinking about switching to fully synthetic this spring. I must not have noticed the "Racing 4T" part before. Is this a regular Mobile 1 type that you can get at VIP, etc...?

Is there a big difference with using the synthetic? I noticed a few times last year my gears would get sticky in warm weather. If synthetic can remedy that, its reason enough for me to switch.

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Everyone has their preference. I prefer the Mobil1 (due to its availability). Some people swear by AMSOIL, others like the old school dino stuff.

My biggest deciding factor (after reading the board notes) was the wide availability of Mobile1. I would have gone with AMS but I could only find one retailer in the area that carried it, and he wanted almost double per bottle what I could get the M1 for. *shrug* guess I'm just a cheap s.o.b.


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Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 in the VTX

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Originally Posted by JonnyAces7
..... I must not have noticed the "Racing 4T" part before. Is this a regular Mobile 1 type that you can get at VIP, etc...?
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http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/Mot ... 0W-40.aspx

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