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New Grease Gun Kit

New Grease Gun Kit

New Grease Gun Kit

Grease Gun

The new AMSOIL Deluxe Grease Gun Kit (GLCGN) provides improved performance and added functionality, making the job of greasing equipment even easier.

  • Develops up to 3,500 psi, ensuring grease is adequately applied to the application
  • Improved pumping performance
  • Two convenient grease-distribution options (flexible hose and rigid pipe). The pistol-grip design and rigid hose allow one-handed grease application, while the flexible hose eases access to hard-to-reach locations.
  • Two head ports for increased flexibility and comfort
  • Plastic tip cover protects against debris
  • Easy-to-use plunger simplifies loading

The previous AMSOIL Grease Gun Kit (GLCKT) is discontinued.

As soon as we sell out of the old kit we will have these in the Sioux Falls store.

Engine Detuning Kills Performance: How to Protect Your Motorcycle

Engine Knock Kills Performance: How to Protect Your Motorcycle

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Some modern motorcycles are equipped with a knock sensor that adjusts timing to compensate for low-octane gasoline and eliminate engine knock. Unfortunately, when timing is adjusted, you may experience…

  • Rough idle
  • Lack of throttle response

Many bikers don’t even know this is occurring. Understanding engine knock, also known as detonation or pre-ignition, requires an understanding of octane, which is a standard measure of gasoline performance.

The three most common octane ratings include:

  • Anti-Knock Index (AKI)
  • Research Octane Number (RON)
  • Motor Octane Number (MON)

AKI is the rating most bikers are familiar with. It’s typically displayed on gas pumps as the average of the fuel’s RON and MON. RON, however, is the most common industry rating.

 

Engine knock can cause piston damage

Gasoline’s RON is generally a few numbers higher than the AKI posted on the gas pump (e.g. 87 octane fuel, or regular pump gas, has a RON of about 91-92). The higher the octane, the more compression the fuel can withstand before igniting. Low-octane gas is susceptible to uncontrolled and early ignition in the combustion chamber. It causes a knocking or pinging sound, robs the engine of power and, left unchecked, can cause catastrophic piston damage.

Engine knock may be eliminated by using a higher-octane fuel. Alternatively, you can use a fuel additive designed to raise the fuel’s octane number.

 

Boost Octane and maximize power and efficiency

AMSOIL Motorcycle Octane Boost increases octane up to three numbers, which eliminates knock or ping and maximizes power and efficiency.

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An easy solution for engine detuning

Motorcycle Octane Boost offers a low-cost solution to engine detuning and helps maximize bike power and performance. It offers the
added benefits of maintaining engine and fuel-system cleanliness, with active detergents that help prevent deposits for improved efficiency.


Amsoil's motorcycle Octane Boost for maximum performanceAMSOIL Octane Boost

  • Maximizes power and efficiency
  • Improves startup performance
  • Eliminates engine ping or knock

 

 

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New Synthetic DCT Fluid Rounds Out AMSOIL Transmission Fluid Family.

New Synthetic DCT Fluid Rounds Out AMSOIL Transmission Fluid Family.

New Synthetic DCT Fluid Rounds Out AMSOIL Transmission Fluid Family.

AMSOIL DCT Dual-Clutch Transmission

The concept of two transmissions working in tandem within one vehicle dates back to the 1930s. The dual-clutch transmission (DCT) made its first practical appearance decades later in several 1980s-era race cars. In 2003, Volkswagen’s Golf* Mk4 R32 was the first production vehicle to feature the technology. Today the spectrum of vehicles with DCTs has widened, from the Hyundai Sonata* to the Nissan GT-R*.

Automatic and Dual-Clutch Transmissions

Traditional automatic transmissions have a defined set of planetary gears that engage based on vehicle speed. The correct gear is selected as the vehicle accelerates and decelerates. DCTs are automatic transmissions based on the architecture of manual transmissions. They consist of two manual transmissions in the same housing.  Most rely on computer-controlled, wet multi-plate clutches and do not require torque converters. DCTs provide more efficient shifts than traditional automatics because as one clutch is engaged the other readies the next gear. Properly maintained and lubricated the system delivers smooth, split-second shifts, the perfect complement to a powerful, high-performance engine.

While DCTs are capable of seamless shifts, they can suffer from shudder at low-speeds and during sustained acceleration. A transmission fluid that allows too much or too little friction can result in shudder, slipping or clashing. DCT fluid must also maintain the proper viscosity to provide protection during the high-heat operation native to high-performance sports sedans and super cars.

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic DCT Fluid

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic DCT Fluid is specifically engineered for sophisticated dual-clutch transmissions. Its perfectly balanced frictional properties protect against shudder and clashing to consistently produce fast, smooth shifts. Synthetic DCT Fluid’s exceptional durability provides stability in stop-and-go traffic and excels under intense, high-heat conditions. It promotes stable synchronizer engagements, extending the life of the transmission.

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic DCT Fluid (DCT)

  • Outstanding wear protection
  • Excellent performance in extreme heat and cold
  • Designed to prevent shudder

*All trademarked names and images are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use. All products advertised here are AMSOIL-engineered for use in the applications shown.

Can Your Motorcycle Survive Heat this Extreme?

Harley-Davisdon Street Bob pushed to maximum heat limits

Can Your Motorcycle Survive Heat this Extreme?

Motorcycle Survive Heat this Extreme

V-Twins Get Hot

Harley-Davidsons* and other bikes with big V-twin engines generate significant heat, especially in low-speed parades, in rally traffic or on long climbs on hot days. Motor oil plays a critical role in cooling these big air-cooled engines, and even more so in low-speed operation with limited wind generated to cool the bike. If the oil can’t withstand the heat, its ability to protect your bike is compromised.

 

Is your motorcycle protected against extreme heat?

Watch what happens when we push a 2012 Harley Davidson FXDB to 500ºF in our mechanical lab to see how AMSOIL synthetic lubricants protect against extreme heat.

AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil Protects in Extreme Heat

To demonstrate its extreme-heat protection qualities, AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil was subjected to a dynamometer test designed to simulate conditions even more extreme than the demanding stop-and-go driving conditions of a motorcycle rally or parade route.

A 2012 Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna Street Bob* motorcycle equipped with AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil was subjected to a strenuous low-speed test cycle, with significant idle time broken by short bursts of engine revving and little to no air moving across the cylinders. Like most Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the Dyna Street Bob features an air-cooled V-twin engine, which relies on cooling

fins arrayed along the cylinder walls to conduct heat away. To create the most-severe operating conditions possible, the electronic temperature controls, which safeguard the motorcycle when temperatures reach dangerous levels, were deactivated. The combination of low airflow and inoperative temperature controls allowed the test lab to subject the oil and engine components to intense heat not normally experienced in the real world. Cylinder temperatures reached more than 500°F, and oil temperatures exceeded 300°F – temperatures well into the range where oils begin to break down and often lead to catastrophic failure.

 

500°F is No Problem

The extreme temperatures were no match for AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil. After nearly 70 minutes of torturous testing and heat exposure, oil analysis revealed no change in oil viscosity and only minor levels of oxidation, TBN depletion and wear.

 

Dyno Test Results

Not only did AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil prevent the engine from overheating and seizing

during the extreme dyno test, it did so without losing chemical integrity or ability to protect vulnerable engine components. See full results here. Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil provides outstanding protection in even the most compromising and severe high-temperature riding and idling conditions, providing peace of mind that your air-cooled V-twin is protected even in low speeds on hot days.

AMSOIL formulates a full line of products for V-twins, including AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Transmission Fluid and AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Primary Fluid.

Your bike should never get this hot. If it does, AMSOIL has you covered.

*All trademarked names and images are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use. All products advertised here are AMSOIL-engineered for use in the applications shown.

Our Sioux Falls AMSOIL store is the #1 source for quality motorcycle oil in the region. Go ahead and try another brand, ride for awhile, then switch to AMSOIL. No need to read technical data sheets or consult with that Sioux Falls know-it-all. Just decide on performance. With performance you also get protection. Check out the AMSOIL corporate Youtube page and see just how much heat the motorcycle oils can take yet hold their viscosity. The other oils will not show test proving how stable their oils are and in order to match AMSOIL’s protection over time you should expect that oil to cost well over $15 per quart. With stockholders there would be no other way to make a profit!!

Ask AMSOIL: How Often Should Synthetic Motor Oil be Changed?

Ask AMSOIL: How Often Should Synthetic Motor Oil be Changed?

How Often Should Synthetic Motor Oil be Changed

The oil may look dirty but quality synthetics will also have additives to prevent wear. AMSOIL stands behind this with their own guarantee.

Most motorists now understand that synthetic motor oil performs better than conventional oil. It delivers improved wear protection, offers better engine cleanliness and lasts longer. Not as well understood, though, is how often you should change synthetic motor oil.

Not long ago, it was common to change conventional oil every 3,000 miles/3 months. The practice originated in the 1960s as a way to time oil changes with the seasons. The quick lube market picked up the idea as a way to keep traffic flowing, touting it as an “insurance policy” for your engine.

Improvements in motor oil performance and engine technology have since rendered that guideline outdated. The advent of electronic oil life monitors struck a first blow. GM introduced its system in 1988, and it’s now on tens of millions of vehicles. The state of California has aggressively campaigned against changing oil every 3,000 miles, calling it wasteful. The final stake in the heart of the 3,000-mile oil change came in 2011 when Jiffy Lube, the face of the quick lube industry, abandoned the practice, advising motorists to follow the guidelines in their vehicle’s owner’s manual.

If synthetic oil performs better, it should last even longer, correct?

The fact is, most oil manufacturers don’t recommend a service interval for their products. They generally advise you to follow the oil-change recommendation in your vehicle’s owner’s manual, likely due to most motorists’ unwillingness to go longer between oil changes than what’s recommended in their owner’s manual.

Why spend more money on synthetic oil if it doesn’t last longer?

It’s a good idea for the following reasons:

Improved wear protection – Synthetic oils are more durable than conventional oils. They form a stronger protective film between metal components to shield against wear. AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil, for example, provides 75 percent more engine protection against horsepower loss and wear than required by a leading industry standard*, extending the life of vital components like pistons and cams.

Industry leading protectionBetter engine cleanliness – Synthetics’ improved resistance to heat and chemical breakdown helps guard against harmful engine deposits, so your engine remains cleaner, runs more efficiently and lasts longer. AMSOIL Signature Series scored 93 percent better for piston deposits than required to meet the latest API standard.*

Maximum extreme-temp protection – The average operating temperature of a passenger car/light truck engine has risen to 235ºF, and higher under heavy loads. Synthetic motor oils do a better job of withstanding extreme heat, while their improved fluidity in cold weather helps the oil reach components faster at startup for reliable wear protection.

Many vehicle manufacturers now require synthetic oil – Automakers understand synthetic oils help their vehicles deliver improved performance and last longer. That’s why newer Toyota, GM and European vehicles, among others, use synthetic motor oil.

Not only that, but some synthetic oils, such as AMSOIL extended-drain synthetic motor oils, protect so well you can go longer between oil changes if you choose. Many motorists want to follow the guidelines in their vehicle’s owner’s manual. But lots of them still choose AMSOIL products that are capable of extending drains because they simply want maximum protection for their vehicles or the comfort of reserve protection should maintenance be delayed. Others desire the convenience of a once-a-year or twice-a-year oil change.

For these motorists, AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil is guaranteed for 25,000 miles/12 months (15,000 miles/12 months in severe service). AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is guaranteed for 10,000 miles/6 months, or longer where recommended by electronic oil life monitoring systems. They offer an outstanding combination of performance and value.

And, practicing extended drain intervals won’t void new vehicle warranties. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act protects you in these situations. Plus, the AMSOIL Limited Warranty provides an extra measure of confidence. For details, visit www.amsoil.com/warrantysecure.

*Based on independent testing of AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30, in ASTM D7320 as required by API SN specification.

Sioux Falls Oil Change Options

You don’t have to be a do-it-yourself mechanic to enjoy AMSOIL. In fact most oil change centers welcome oil brought in by the customers for a labor fee. Our Sioux Falls store is looking for exclusive outlets to have our oil on site. If you own a business that changes oil, call us at 800-579-0580. AMSOIL has a program to get your business listed on the corporate site.
We do have a mobile change operator called Lube-N-Go Sioux Falls you might want to call. They come to your location and feature our oils from our Sioux Falls warehouse.
Of course as our oil lasts longer – so doing it yourself is only a once per year operation if you use the Signature Series.