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Can i use 20/50 amsoil in my 2005 sportster motor and transmission

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Yes you can, but does the manuf recommend it? I tend to lean towards the oil specially made for bikes. I like the amsoil and all, and I am sure it would be ok, but, there are some people out there that don't like it. So, I guess it is your call. Hope this helps.
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