Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Cool, give me a time to come get it or just pitch it over the fence to the dogs. :lol3
  2. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Apparently it is the tires, not the milkshake, that brings the buildit to your yard.
  3. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    He doth speakith in riddles I say. :lol3
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    Maybe it was for her milkshake(s)...

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  5. GregsBro

    GregsBro a.k.a. Scott

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  6. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Don't look at the 950 tanks then
  7. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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  8. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Possibly because you have the SX model, mine has not only a wet sump but holds 2 more qts in the frame that has a spin on filter. (3 qt system) There is also a filter in the engine case I replaced with a stainless re-usable. Does your cover have external lines running to the head or cases anywhere?

    btw, you should have room for more oil, you're missing a few parts in the transmission!
  9. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    It's not all about oil capacity. WR250R only takes 1.4L

    3,000 mile changes, 6,000 for the filter
  10. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    It certainly helps though. Runs cooler and has all those nifty particles that bond to debris.
  11. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    What I meant was that people are suggesting that race bikes were worse than dualsports because of reduced oil capacity and that's just not the case.

    The higher-spec motors tend to have a shorter oil change interval, but those numbers are often based on the bikes being raced. Listen to Gorman, he's had everything from air cooled trail bikes to high-spec euros and knows what he's talking about.

    I will say that the higher performance dualsports are more likely to break down in the long-term, their parts are often built for power or lightness and they're just not as durable.

    Everything is a trade off. :deal
  12. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Compression, oil path, filtration style and efficiency, and yes how and where its ridden all plays into how the oil is going to last. Temperature and contaminates kill oil, so how a bike treats its oil and how hot that oil gets determines quite a bit. Some of it you control, some of it you don't.

    But, all things being equal the more oil you got the longer it's gonna last before breaking down.

    If I was easy on my 1.2 liter TTR's oil, it would last 2,000 miles. If I did a 100 mile dual sport in the dust, it was shot.
  13. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    :huh Dust? Why is dust affecting your oil? Your breather should either be breathing between your air filter and cylinder or have a filter on the end or at least some foam in the tubing.



    If you want to complain about oil capacity, the CRF450 holds less than a qt of oil in the crank and less than one in the transmission (separated).
  14. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    What kind of oil do you use?
  15. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    What kind of oil should I use?
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    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    S2P Been here awhile

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    What ever is cheap and on sale. I have run yamaha,suzuki and honda oil all through my bike. Just get the right viscosity,the parts guru said it doesn't matter which brand, so I buy what is on sale. I ran mobil 1 synthetic through my quads until they changed formulas and added friction modifiers to it. It was $20 for a gallon and the "favorite" brand was $9.95 a quart.
  18. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    ^^ Screw that, everyone knows Wesson canola is the best.



    post script:

    yer not actually supposed to answer the "what oil?" question... that's like interweb motorcycle forum 101.

    :lol3
  19. indypup

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    Oil? Damn I knew I was forgetting something...lol

    I have to fill up with oil and check the gas in my '08 KLR. It uses about a quart every 500 miles... :(
  20. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    For a bike they've been building since the dawn of time, Kawasucky has no excuse for that crap.