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Redline 20w60

Postby Doc » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:31 am

Has anyone tried RedLine 20w60 in the engine instead of 20w50? According to their website:

http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=111&pcid=13

20W60 Motorcycle Oil
Recommended for V-twins that need more viscosity due to operation in extremely hot climates.
Popular for Evos and Twin Cam engines with big bore kits, stroker kits or issues with valvetrain noise
Specifically blended for air-cooled V-Twin engines with traditionally wide clearances like Knuckleheads, Shovelheads, and Panheads engines.
Superior film strength through the use of ester base stocks for protection and ring seal
Extended drain intervals over other brands due to higher quality basestocks and excellent dispersants

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Seems this would be a good choice for both riders in "hot climates" (Vegas / Arizona) and pretty much all Urals with "wide clearances"

Any input appreciated.
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Re: Redline 20w60

Postby lsiemasko » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:27 pm

Yes, use it in both of my bikes and the Harleys.

Love this stuff, high quality.

Extended my Ural oil change interval to ~ 4K MILES !

Oil is clean, no swarf on the magnets, and good to go.

Best "motorcycle" oil out there.

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Re: Redline 20w60

Postby Tin Man » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:21 pm

$15 a quart............only if it makes my tires flat proof and gets me 100 mpg in return....... :roll:
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Re: Redline 20w60

Postby GHGoodwin » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:20 pm

Used it for years. Also use their HD Shockproof Gear Oil in tranny and FD.
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Re: Redline 20w60

Postby GillaFunk » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:02 pm

Unreasonably expensive.

Sorry, but oil changes aren't that difficult. I'll stick with the cheaper stuff
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Re: Redline 20w60

Postby misplacedyank » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:07 pm

Maybe if I was going to do some serious off roading in the middle of summer here in 120F Arizona. Maybe I'd install an oil cooler first though.
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Re: Redline 20w60

Postby Doc » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:51 pm

just got my shipment from Jegs.com for both my indian and Ural. Pricey but they have free shipping. will be changing all the fluids later today.
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Re: Redline 20w60

Postby Pootierider » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:08 pm

Redline synthetic 20w60 in the motor and Redline HD Shockproof in the Trans and FD seems to be the ultimate - money is not object - combo. I'm thinking of trying it (and likely doubling the change interval), primarily because I live in Florida and I'm hoping the engine will run cooler.

I just can't figure out why people don't use the Lightweight Shockproof in the gearbox.

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Re: Redline 20w60

Postby lendrinkard » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:59 pm

I did try the Lightweight Shockproof for a while. I liked the HD Shockproof better. It felt smoother.
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Re: Redline 20w60

Postby chaos2 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:49 pm

Pootierider wrote:I just can't figure out why people don't use the Lightweight Shockproof in the gearbox.


I might try it, but right now I am REALLY happy with Mobil 1 20-50. As for the motor, buying oil is like buying flavored treats for your dog. The dog just wants a treat, they put all the flavors in there so you'll buy it. :lol: :cheers:
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Re: Redline 20w60

Postby Pootierider » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:28 pm

Switching to Redline for the Ural is like buying a $10 cigar. Its hard to justify financially but if you really like cigars, you're probably already smoking one

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Re: Redline 20w60

Postby hotflash44 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:33 pm

Switching from Castrol 20x50 at $5.00 a quart to Redline 20x60 or 50 at $17.00 a quart is a leap of faith that its really better ,who knows! How could anyone really know . But if i can convince myself it is, i would switch now. Just get it in the mind that it is good enough for the believers in Redline 20wx60w.
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Re: Redline 20w60

Postby Abaxter593 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:57 pm

hotflash44 wrote:Switching from Castrol 20x50 at $5.00 a quart to Redline 20x60 or 50 at $17.00 a quart is a leap of faith that its really better ,who knows! How could anyone really know . But if i can convince myself it is, i would switch now. Just get it in the mind that it is good enough for the believers in Redline 20wx60w.



I'm changing my oil way earlier than recommended at the moment, still a newish motor.

$15 oil is overkill for the ural.

With the elcheapo Castrol, what drain intervals are you guys doing?

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Re: Redline 20w60

Postby hotflash44 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:35 pm

Abaxter593, my Ural is a 2016, manual said do 1st change at 300 miles so i did, no need to do my own thing on oil changes. The next probably 2500 miles or when ever i feel like it . Not brain surgery just don't wait to long , personally like early changes makes me think im doing something good for the bike, besides is not that expensive. as long as i dont get caught up in the redline craze. Also there was a post on this forum showing name brand oil filters that fit. way more cheaper than dealer Ural filters. i saved my old filter and plan on taking it to the store and compare.
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