As you know, there are many companies out there that try and claim superiority in their respective fields. That holds true for everything from Axe Grinders to Pile Drivers, and the Lubrication Industry is no different. There is one company seems to rise to the top, and that company is Lucas Oil Products. Known the world over for having products that perform beyond customers expectations, Lucas Oil has been in Victory Lane more times than they can remember. R&D for the company comes in the form of sponsoring individuals and having them run the oils in their machines. What better way to test something than by putting it through extreme situations. The engineers at Lucas knew if these oils withstood the abuse racers were delivering, than there wasn’t anything John Q.Public could throw at it that was worse.
When servicing your bike or putting it up for a long winters nap, using quality Lucas Products, available from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is a wise decision. I want to discuss a few of the products I use on my ride.
Lucas Engine Oil ( High Performance Synthetic Racing 20W-50) – This is an excellent product that provides the consistent viscosity needed in stop and go traffic, as well as the spirited jaunt we find ourselves engaged in when no one is looking. Lucas says “It’s blended with an exclusive additive package that includes lubricity agents and anti-seize agents that control drag like a zero weight oil and protect metal like a heavy multi-viscosity oil.” Translation – There is no better oil to have in your crankcase. I first encountered this particular oil when I had my Buell Ulysses (XB12X) and discovered it actually lowered the heat coming off the engine. I rode that bike on the opposite ends of the thermometer and found it allowed easier cranking at 16, yet at 108 delivered complete engine protection with absolutely no breakdown. I have found this oil to be excellent for normal consumer usage, but extremely capable if I want to take my bike to the track. Overall, I am very pleased with the performance of the 20/50 Synthetic offered by Lucas and will continue to use it.
In addition to the Synthetic 20/50, I chose to run the Heavy Duty Oil stabilizer too. The way I see it, you can never have too much protection, especially on an air cooled motor. I know you are asking yourself, “If the oil is so good, why do you need an oil stabilizer?” First I think you need to understand just what the stabilizer does. Lucas Oil Stabilizer is a 100% petroleum product designed to eliminate dry starts and reduce friction, heat (bonus for those air cooled power plants) and wear in any type of engine. It also allows motor oils a higher degree of lubricity therefor reducing oil consumption and lowering operating temperatures. Adding the Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer to your transmission helps controls noise, heat and wear. Since it is pure petroleum, it can safely blend with all other automotive lubricants, even synthetics, ATF and mineral oil. It keeps old engines alive and new engines new. So even though the oil provides phenomenal engine protection, the Oil stabilizer is for when the motor is at rest and during initial start up.
Next into the mix is the Synthetic 75-90 Gear Oil from Lucas. I chose to use this in the transmission rather than the fully capable Synthetic 20/50 oil because the transmissions composition is vastly different from the engine and needs a different lube. Lucas SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Oil is a non-foaming, super slick, long lasting lubricant that was designed specifically for heavy duty or high performance applications (such as Motorcycle Transmissions) where other gear lubricants don’t stand up. It contains a special additive package that cushions gears and resists “squeezing out” under extreme pressure situations where others fail. This gear lube is engineered to stand up to extreme temperatures without losing its lubricity. Having acquired a 2004 Electra Glide Classic, I was pleased to learn the previous owner was already running Lucas Synthetic 20/50 Motor Oil throughout the entire bike. Knowing the H-D 5-Speed Trans was a bit noisy I decided to run the gear oil in the trans. As a result, I have found the stereotypical clunkiness of the transmission is reduced considerably when you use this gear oil.
Having been pleased with the results of the first time use of Lucas Oil Products I can honestly say my use will continue. With product testing being done in the trenches, engineers are able to garner real time feed back and perform any modifications to the product to increase its value. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is proud to offer Lucas Oil Products to you. Contact us today and see the difference they make.