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Old 03-16-2013, 03:30 PM   #8341
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Creative, but don't all these bikes have an idle adjust knob OEM?

My SMR does.
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I wanted to do a check on the idle mixture screw
900rider, I think you're thinking of the idle speed adjustment knob.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:34 PM   #8342
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900rider, I think you're thinking of the idle speed adjustment knob.
Of course I was

That was a test.

You passed
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:18 PM   #8343
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Motorex Oil

In my bike, I have always used Motul because in the past it was hard to find the recommended Motorex oil. I finally found a local shop that started carrying it, so I thought I would give it a try. I almost changed my mind when I seen the price, it must have gold in it. After doing the oil change, I fired the monster up and took it for a short ride. Motorex may be a good oil but i have noticed the bike does not shift as smooth as it did with the Motul oil.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:46 AM   #8344
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In my bike, I have always used Motul because in the past it was hard to find the recommended Motorex oil. I finally found a local shop that started carrying it, so I thought I would give it a try. I almost changed my mind when I seen the price, it must have gold in it. After doing the oil change, I fired the monster up and took it for a short ride. Motorex may be a good oil but i have noticed the bike does not shift as smooth as it did with the Motul oil.
I had the same experience with the price of motorex.

Ive run Mobil 1 synthetic car oil for 15,000 miles and like it. I think Garry has run it for like 40,000!
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:15 AM   #8345
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I had the same experience with the price of motorex.

Ive run Mobil 1 synthetic car oil for 15,000 miles and like it. I think Garry has run it for like 40,000!
50K+ miles and counting. The Mobil 1 15W-50 is the only weight that is NOT energy-conserving, so it's safe for use on wet clutches. Ran it for 40K+ miles on my Sprint RS too. Obviously I ride a lot which means lots of oil/filter changes. I can't see paying close to $20 for a liter of liquid black gold.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:12 AM   #8346
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Garry, how often do you change your oil and filter?
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:16 AM   #8347
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Garry, how often do you change your oil and filter?
Every 3000 miles, religiously. Always with a new OEM filter.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:46 PM   #8348
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Doing that now. Thanks. Will report back.
That's worked for me in the past. But if you're getting air appearing in there, it may be that you have a slightly leaky seal. Fluid out = air in.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:02 AM   #8349
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Creative, but don't all these bikes have an idle adjust knob OEM?

My SMR does.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:00 PM   #8350
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I suppose you guys saw my thread about my gas tank changing shape when it was off the bike for 3+ weeks. A sit in the sun for half a day and it went right back on.

I just installed a CPRFab airfilter and airbox removal kit. And a Factory Jetting, Jet Kit. 175/180, 45 pilots, needle in the middle position. 2 1/2 turns on the idle mixture screws. Bike runs strong and makes good noises, big time honk from the carbs when you get on it. Pulls the front off in 3rd gear now, with a 16 tooth c/s front on it.

I don't know if it picked up 8-10% in power as claimed, but I do like the way it runs now.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:47 PM   #8351
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What did the CPRFab airfilter cost?
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:10 PM   #8352
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:23 PM   #8353
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These filters are made and can be supplied by UK based ITG at a fraction of that cost. Member Sportingwood can sort you out with filter and base plate for about half that money if I remember well. Check the vendors subforum.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:27 PM   #8354
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I suppose you guys saw my thread about my gas tank changing shape when it was off the bike for 3+ weeks. A sit in the sun for half a day and it went right back on.

I had the same problem with mine last week. I should have read the posts about this first. Instead, I removed the top-front rubber mount from the frame, and trimmed down the back section of the diameter so the tank would slide farther forward. Then I ground a big chamfer on the rear mounting bolt to get it started. It was still a fight to the finish.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:35 AM   #8355
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I had the same problem with mine last week. I should have read the posts about this first. Instead, I removed the top-front rubber mount from the frame, and trimmed down the back section of the diameter so the tank would slide farther forward. Then I ground a big chamfer on the rear mounting bolt to get it started. It was still a fight to the finish.
I was going to do that myself but there was a clearance issue with something. Can't remember what. Maybe tank to rad.? If you have not already looked at this, check that the leading edge of the tank has not come into contact with anything it shouldn't have.
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