V-Twin
CheiftainOz wrote:
The Adelaide franchise informed me today that the oil supplied in the Indian oil change kit is made by a company called Lube-Tech. The viscosity used for Scouts is 15W-60 and the viscosity for the Thunderstroke is 20W-40 (semi-synthetic). Got to hand it to the Adelaide franchise - they chase things up and show utmost respect to customers.
Thank you ChieftainOz for sharing with us this information.

A quick search on the internet revealed that Lube Tech is a Minnesota based company that blend their own oil, label them with customers’ logo and ship ‘em out.

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They seem to have their fingers in many pies... including car wash design. 😆

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No doubt Lube Tech is the company supplying Polaris... their website has a picture of Victory Octane (logo removed).  And they seem to have a picture of Polaris Quad-Bike as well.

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By the way, you can thank Lube Tech for your very expensive 24,000kms Services (and 48,000kms service, 72,000kms service) on Chieftains and Roadmasters.  Lube Tech seems to supply mineral fork oils to Polaris! 😬🙈  If you don’t know what I am talking about, please see this thread: 

https://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com.au/post/found-out-why-24000kms-service-is-so-expensive-8515261 


I have tried Indian branded Lube Tech engine oil, Penrite oil and Motul oil.  My recommendation is here: 

https://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com.au/post/motul-3000-plus-4t-15w50-semisynthetic-engine-oil-review-9843773

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CheiftainOz
V-Twin wrote:

By the way, you can thank Lube Tech for your very expensive 24,000kms Services (and 48,000kms service, 72,000kms service,) on Chieftains and Roadmasters.  Lube Tech seems to supply mineral fork oils to Polaris! 😬🙈  If you don’t know what I am talking about, please see this thread: 

https://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com.au/post/found-out-why-24000kms-service-is-so-expensive-8515261


Surely they would simply supply what Polaris ask for?
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V-Twin
CheiftainOz wrote:
Surely they would simply supply what Polaris ask for?
Of course, you are right.  Only if Lube Tech refused to sell sub-standard folk oil products to Polaris...  But that is not realistic, is it?  Suppliers will sell anything customers demand.  Especially, if their company name is not on the packaging.

So, if Polaris was willing to save $5 per motorcycle during the assembly by using mineral folk oil instead of full-synthetic (which translated to extra $300 in 24,000kms service charge for full fairing Thunder Stroke Indians), is it likely that Polaris picked the best oil for our engines or ‘she’ll be right mate’ grade engine oil? 🤔
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srd0060
What ever gets them through the warranty period and, if the cheapest works.
2018 Scout, Thunder black, Beach bars, DART screen Bobber Rims, Stage 1.
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