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Old 02-10-2012, 02:28 PM   #59866
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Quick question, I currently use regular motorcycle 10W-40 oil and change it about every 2,000 miles. How long could/should I go between oil changes if I switched over to synthetic?
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I would say the Suzuki interval or less is the best. Its every 4,000 miles or 6,000 km or every 12 months. If I have synthetic in the bike I change it around 4K. It all depends on use, if its all dirt roads I change more often. If its touring on two lanes I don't go past the Suzuki 4,000 miles. I've been chaniging the oil on average about every 3600 miles, nothing has blown up in the last 16K.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #59867
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SW-MOTECH bash plate

Here's one Jeff can proably address: I was shopping for an SW-MOTECH bash plate for my 2008 and found prices from $124.99 (ProCycle) to $249.99 (Twisted Throttle). They look to be the same piece? Any idea as to why the huge variance in cost?
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:21 PM   #59868
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It would definitely be a bad idea to cram the 150 tire onto the stock rim.
I have heard it works OK, if you like knobs on the side walls.

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Old 02-10-2012, 03:26 PM   #59869
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Here's one Jeff can proably address: I was shopping for an SW-MOTECH bash plate for my 2008 and found prices from $124.99 (ProCycle) to $249.99 (Twisted Throttle). They look to be the same piece? Any idea as to why the huge variance in cost?
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:31 PM   #59870
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Here's one Jeff can proably address: I was shopping for an SW-MOTECH bash plate for my 2008 and found prices from $124.99 (ProCycle) to $249.99 (Twisted Throttle). They look to be the same piece? Any idea as to why the huge variance in cost?

Twisted Throttle is used to the BMW crowd...those guys will pay any $$ if you tell them it is the best! I think they have about a 150% mark up on everything. A BMW coffee mug from them is probably $50!
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:44 PM   #59871
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http://www.vstroma.com/oilfillercap.htm

dr & strom use ths same oil filer cap.
this provides security
I must live a sheltered life, didn't know cap jacking was that prevalent?
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #59872
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Twisted Throttle is used to the BMW crowd...those guys will pay any $$ if you tell them it is the best! I think they have about a 150% mark up on everything. A BMW coffee mug from them is probably $50!
Hey . . . I resemble that remark!

I bought my Barkbusters from Twisted throttle and they weren't any more expensive than anybody else. Of course nobody else sells Barbusters.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:02 PM   #59873
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[URL="http://www.vstroma.com/oilfillercap.htm"]

I must live a sheltered life, didn't know cap jacking was that prevalent?
+1

Or do people go around jacking oil from your bike?? If so that is waay crazy!! What are we in roadwarrior time's?

Oh thanks ADVB, PRO and SAGE for the advice on the tires! Sounded like you were using 150's on a stock rim. I will stick to getting the 130's.

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #59874
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I was just researching this yesterday. I think you will find these two links to be very helpful. It looks pretty straightforward. You don't even have to remove your forks unless you want to change the oil.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzLpG...eature=related
Dang, if those three Hosers can do it, anyone can! I'm from just up the road from them originally, so I know a thing or two about being a Hoser.

Thanks for the links. Will surely come in handy, and just good to see the forks done "in person" so i know what to expect.

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:20 PM   #59875
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+1

Or do people go around jacking oil from your bike?? If so that is waay crazy!! What are we in roadwarrior time's?

Oh thanks ADVB, PRO and SAGE for the advice on the tires! Sounded like you were using 150's on a stock rim. I will stick to getting the 130's.

bd
I'd be more worried about some punk putting something nasty into my oil, like sand or sugar. so that cap would prevent that too. Though even a regular hex key cap should prevent most punks, as i don't see them carrying around a tool kit just in case.

Heck, I'm looking for some gas cans that are lockable, so I can leave them strapped to my trailer while riding without worrying about someone putting something in them, or stealing my gas. Guess I will have to find some steel jerry cans somewhere.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:29 PM   #59876
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Quick question, I currently use regular motorcycle 10W-40 oil and change it about every 2,000 miles. How long could/should I go between oil changes if I switched over to synthetic?
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i have no issues w/going 6k miles on synthetic oil in a motorcycle. caveat being i don't do dirt riding. in a car, i go 10k (unless turbo'd); oil in a car doesn't get mashed by transmission gears...

ymmv,

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Old 02-10-2012, 05:36 PM   #59877
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Puke Uh.. oil?

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Yes Rotella diesel oil seems to work well and is often recommended around here.
Dare I add on to the oil segment...


Okay; +1 on diesel rotella.

I use the Synthetic, Rotella T6, 15w-40, (15 allows for improved oil flow in cold starts)
+diesel oil has more "detergents"

+this specific oil has the rating of JASO-MA, for us that means zero friction modifiers added!

+A large jug cost me $27 once, that's not the greatest deal, but I needed it. Be aware it's NOT a 5qt jug, it's 4qt (1gal)

+Synthetic, this aircooled machine loves it warm, and does well there, why not give it added protection?
The oil temp may be one temp. but the oil is exposed to protect and lubricate hotter parts... Synthetic resists thermal breakdown, thus the reason why it is the ONLY oil used in turbine engines....

+For added protection I add a product called Power Punch. Since the oil is not only serving the engine, but also the transmission it is important to protect the gears. This product is proven to increase the film strength of any oil without changing its viscosity. This means immediate protection to the piston/piston rings upon startup, (think of smilin jacks instance) and greater protection of the gear teeth. Enough said. You want more info on it go here: http://www.powerpunch.biz/Power_Punch_Oil.html


So far I have had zero issues, the only way to truely test any product is to see it's long term effects. Listen closely to the guys on here that have dr650's with high mileage, they're doing something right.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:57 PM   #59878
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Hey . . . I resemble that remark!

I bought my Barkbusters from Twisted throttle and they weren't any more expensive than anybody else. Of course nobody else sells Barbusters.
We've got 'em... Just haven't had time to get them listed on the web site
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:33 PM   #59879
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I have a set of Braided brake lines coming in soon from Procycle and was wondering if it comes with the plastic housing that runs up the fork tube, or will I have to fit it in my current one? If I have to fit it in the current plastic tube, how is that possible?
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:51 PM   #59880
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