All Harley Davidson Oil Recommendations


Filed Under (Harley Davidson) by admin on 06-02-2011

Harley Davidson has manufactured 9 types of engines from 1929 to the current model. Flathead (1929-1974), Knucklehead (1936-1947), Panhead (1948-1965), Shovelhead (1966-1984), Evolution (Blockhead) 1340 (1984-1999), Big Twins 1450 (2000 to current), Revolution/V-Rod (2001 to current) Ironhead Sport- sters (1957-1984) & Evolution Sportsters 1985 to current. Harley Davidson recommends SAE 50 or 60 for the engine oil in their Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, and Shovelhead. AMSOIL recommends AHR SAE 60 or MCV 20W-50 motorcycle oil for all these older models. Use AMSOIL SVG or SVO for the transmissions. Of these models only the Shovelhead has a chain case that is lubed, and is fed by the engine oil. In the Evolution 1340, Big Twins 1450, and V-Rods, AM- SOIL recommends MCV 20W-50 motorcycle oil in all 3 holes (engine, transmission, and primary chain case). AMSOIL recommends SVG as an alternative oil for the transmission, and SVO as an option for older transmissions. New seals are recommended where excessive leaking exists.