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Is there a certain brand or weight of oil I should be using in my 06 sporster 1200 custom?

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20w/50 synthetic

04-up is 3 qts.

Drain oil hot, r&r filter, put in oil,........let a couple ounces drain out of the hose to bleed the air out to prevent cavitation inside the oil pump.... run engine about 10 minutes, shut off & let sit for about 2 minutes. Check oil level with bike upright, oil should be at top mark on dipstick, fill as needed.

Don't forget about the Primary Oil...1 qt.

Also remember, there is WAY more to maintaining your bike than just an oil change, belt tension, throttle cable lube and adjustment, clutch adjustment, clutch cable lube and adjustment, primary chain adjustment, brake inpsection, tire pressures, fork oil every 10k miles, steering neck bearing lube and adjustment every 10k miles, etc.

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