I Made an Oil Mistake - but not terrible
So my V-Star 1100 sat for just over a year while I was overseas, and I de-wintered it and re-did all the major maintenance points. It started and ran beautifully. So, after I warmed it up, I parked and leveled it and drained the oil and replaced the filter. Put new oil in.
Now, I read all the instructions and I know not to get "Energy Conserving" oil. So, I didn't. I felt confident in my choice of unadulterated oil at the time of purchase, put 3.3 quarts into the engine. But, as I'm dumping my old oil into the now empty containers, I see the SAE logo that *does* read "RESOURCE CONSERVING."
Damn, I bet this is similar enough to "ENERGY CONSERVING" to have the same problems, and sure enough, it looks like it is. Now, the GOOD news is that the engine hasn't been started, let alone driven since this oil made it into the engine. So I'm thinking I can just drain THAT oil and replace it, right? The little bit of residue, especially since it hasn't run and gotten up into the head or filter, shouldn't be a problem...right?
Anyway, I guess I have a few questions. One, are there any other terms or labels I need to watch out for on my next batch of oil? Two, is this stuff really this bad for a cruiser? Everything I see about clutch slippage seems to be sport bikes. And does it just cause performance problems, or does it do actual damage?