Join Date: Jan 2016
I saw the Quicksilver too at WM the other day but didn't buy it. I was wondering about the 20w50 and shifting.
My old 88 "LOVED" the Chevron Delo and i mean with capitol letters. It was so clunky and hard to shift on anything else. I tried so many different oils in that bike. Even the VERY expensive NAME brands didn't do well, but it shifted so smooth on the Delo. Sorry, Honda oil didn't work very well in that bike either. I had that bike for 11yrs so i got to try a lot with it in the time I owned and rode it. Thought the tranny was going to go because it just kept getting worse and worse until the Delo.
This '12 seems to be a different animal. Bought the bike with 1600mi on it in Dec.2015 and changed to Delo 15w40. Shifts seemed better especially when cold before the oil warmed up and made it seem like an even thicker oil might work better but never tried 20w50 yet.
Next change was Valvoline motorcycle oil 10w40 and shifts seemed better. Next time it needed to be changed I went back to Delo and noticed it shifting clunkier. Hmmm so it seems to like the Valvoline when my 88 didn't.
20w50 is too thick for when it gets cold here but was curious how well the Quicksilver works in the summer. Might have to try it and find out.
Getting harder to find reasonably priced motorcycle oil to try anywhere around here. They think it should cost twice as much. Walmart doesn't have the Valvoline 10w40 motorcycle oil anymore. I had bought it on clearance last year and NLA from them.
2012 GL1800- 10,900 mi.
67 Suzuki X6 Hustler
Bridgestone G851 Excedra ZR- 1300 miles so far
Pirelli Snow Control III-R/F- 3800 miles so far
with 31-36psi cold depending on where i am riding that day