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OIl change I have a 97 Valkyrie with 48,000 mi and just changed oil to Amsoil 10W 30 full synsthetic. Is this heavy enough oil for hot Texas summers? Thanks, Elliott

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For Texas I would have used the recommended 10w-40 or the hot weather 20w-50. 10w-30 sounds like cold climate or new car oil. I hope you used the Amsoil motorcycle oil with the JASO MA rating. In hot weather you might find the 10w-30 oil will tend to burn off the walls of the cylinders( some day you will check your oil and find out you are a quart low.). Without the correct rating on the oil you will also increase clutch and gear wear. Do Not use any oil that says energy conserving on the label.

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