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Old 02-19-2013, 11:21 AM   #15901
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moto dealer or online. not likely to find it at auto parts store.
I hope the Castrol is cheaper than the Mobile was at the dealer. Last change I did on my Sprint the Mobile racing was going for around 80 bucks for the jug.

Just did some online searching and Advance auto parts has it in stock at a store 10 minutes from me.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:22 AM   #15902
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I would suggest that 5W is, maybe, (I am speculating a bit here) too low for the cam chain tensioner to work properly when really cold. I wouldn't use any oil that's outside the recommended viscosity (10W-40) when a vital part needs oil pressure to work.
Cold equals thicker oil so I would think a 5W would flow easier than a 10W at a given temp. In other words a 10W would be further from ideal viscosity in cold temps. Just my understanding.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:50 AM   #15903
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Arrow map loaded for the LV pipe, mileage went from 50 to 38 mpg. I'll be loading the standard map before the weather warms up.
Ouch!! That's quite a drop in mileage. I just loaded the Arrow Map for my LV exhaust. Still winter here, but hope to be riding soon. If my mileage drops like that I'll be putting the standard map back on.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:55 AM   #15904
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Where are you finding the oil at? I have been looking and not found it at any of the big name auto parts stores.
Motorcycle Superstore. It's not cheap.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:59 AM   #15905
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Amsoil motorcycle oil. None better. About $9 a quart
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:01 PM   #15906
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Amsoil motorcycle oil. None better. About $9 a quart
That's certainly got the Castrol beat by about $2 per quart.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:02 PM   #15907
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Ouch!! That's quite a drop in mileage. I just loaded the Arrow Map for my LV exhaust. Still winter here, but hope to be riding soon. If my mileage drops like that I'll be putting the standard map back on.
Any problem running the Arrow or LV without the Arrow mapping?
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:12 PM   #15908
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Any problem running the Arrow or LV without the Arrow mapping?
No, it ran fine with the standard map and the LV can with no discernible change in mileage. It's probably running a little lean at lower RPM's but LV says it is fine to run it that way.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:26 PM   #15909
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Motorcycle Superstore. It's not cheap.
I found it in stock at my local Advance Auto Parts store for 9.69 quart. Not cheap but cheaper than MS.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:16 PM   #15910
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Ouch!! That's quite a drop in mileage. I just loaded the Arrow Map for my LV exhaust. Still winter here, but hope to be riding soon. If my mileage drops like that I'll be putting the standard map back on.

Im running an Arrow with the map and get 45+mpg on average with panniers and sometimes a passenger. I calculate my milage and gps. I take full advantage of the engines power too. If I was seeing 35 mpg on average and wasnt doing track days I would think I had something seriously wrong with my motorcycle or math skills...Mike
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:31 PM   #15911
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Amsoil motorcycle oil. None better. About $9 a quart
You stole the words right out of my mouth. Best oil hands down!!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:22 PM   #15912
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Two questions: 800 XC

1. What grade fuel are you guys using? I'm in Ga, not high altitude.

2. (warning dumb question ahead) Does anyone here use their Tiger 800 as an every day vehicle?

I'm planning on an 800 XC this spring but with the recent price in fuel has me thinking about the purchase much sooner. I drive about 22k per year and I could really save some money on fuel using the Tiger as opposed to my 4runner. I'm no stranger to riding in adverse weather and I'm sure with the proper gear, cold/rain isnt much of a problem. I will need to buy all new gear as I have not owned a street bike in about 7yrs.

What say you?
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:30 PM   #15913
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I bought my first bike a few years ago when gas topped $4/gal for the first time. My SV650 will get 55mpg all day (vs the 13.5 of my truck), but since it's a naked, it's not the most comfortable to ride in foul/cold weather. Currently looking hard at a Tiger Roadie, and putting the gas money that would've gone into the boat this year towards the purchase. Just hoping to get closer to the advertised 63mpg than the 40-45 that seems to closer to the norm...
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:52 PM   #15914
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Two questions: 800 XC

1. What grade fuel are you guys using? I'm in Ga, not high altitude.

2. (warning dumb question ahead) Does anyone here use their Tiger 800 as an every day vehicle?

I'm planning on an 800 XC this spring but with the recent price in fuel has me thinking about the purchase much sooner. I drive about 22k per year and I could really save some money on fuel using the Tiger as opposed to my 4runner. I'm no stranger to riding in adverse weather and I'm sure with the proper gear, cold/rain isnt much of a problem. I will need to buy all new gear as I have not owned a street bike in about 7yrs.

What say you?
No need for high octane fuel. I haven't driven my car to work in about a year. I am sure there are lots of people that use their motorcycle for their main mode of transport.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:55 PM   #15915
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I bought my first bike a few years ago when gas topped $4/gal for the first time. My SV650 will get 55mpg all day (vs the 13.5 of my truck), but since it's a naked, it's not the most comfortable to ride in foul/cold weather. Currently looking hard at a Tiger Roadie, and putting the gas money that would've gone into the boat this year towards the purchase. Just hoping to get closer to the advertised 63mpg than the 40-45 that seems to closer to the norm...
I'm averaging about 54mpg after 13k miles. I tend to get on the higher end on every vehicle I own. Don't expect to get more than 45mpg. Anything more is a bonus. The 63mpg is also stated for hwy use and really you'd have to have the throttle locked at about 60mph with no wind to get that.
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