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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by 1Gopokes1, Jul 17, 2013.
Racegun just soiled himself.
I bolted this TT shelf on. A TT strap easily holds a quart-sized bottle of oil. I like to carry half a bottle of oil on trips. YMMV.
Pour it into a quart ziplock bag and carry it in your pocket.
Seriously, if I need oil on the road, I'll buy some.
I use one of this on my GSA:
I think you should also drink it.
nawww i am from Louisiana.... not Alabama!
How long have you been using RP?
I tend to agree with the following sentiments:
1. Why carry oil - it is everywhere particularly with the grades used by the R12. Even if you're running 15W-50 ynthetic, dropping half a quart of 5W30 mineral isn't gonna do you any harm if that's all you have available. Buy a new bottle, use what you need, and leave the rest at any garage so they can use the rest.
2. If you do choose to carry oil, why switch containers from original? Unless the bottle gets crushed between your bike and a Hummer, it won't come open unless human error is involved.
negative several years.
I agree. I always have half-empty leftover oil bottles lying around my shop, so I bring one along on my trips. Most times it never gets used, sometimes it does.
There are stores in Wyoming that sell oil.
Here in Dixie we don't soil ourselves but we do smell a bit ripe from time to time...kinda depends on the weather...I usually bath in the late afternoon rains...it's easier to dry off.
My telephone says Western Electric on it and it has a crank on the side of the box. Also, we don't get very good radio reception after dark when the wife comes in off the treadmill generator.
I gotta be careful that the neighbors don't smell my still out in the woods or they'll want to drink all the drippings.
Finally, I do use Royal Purple from time to time...I get it used from a fella up the road who drains it outta his tractor...we Bar-b-Q with it...smoked RP pork ribs or dog ribs...yummy.
There are 17 listed truck stops on I-25 between Cody and the southern CO/WY border. They all sell oil, and gas too.
In fact, when I travel the interstates, I always use truck stop fuel. The places are usually clean, they have good prices, well maintained fueling equipment, they turn fuel over frequently and they have a shower if you need it.
I would be very interested to hear of your ride from Colorado Springs to Cody and learn of how much oil you used.
Keep us posted.
I wonder....is this considered an oil thread?
We haven't heard from Anorak...Anorak sir, please jump in here...whaddya think?
The dinosaurs died for their sins to allow us to ride all the way to Cody without running out of oil as long as we properly torque our oil drain plugs!
you shower often do ya? Could it be your scoot is blowing out to much lubricant.... maybe if you used............damn i almost said it..... never mind....my bad
i am on the 12 step program:eek1 thx "rac" and "Vegas"
I carried a litre 10,000 km to the west coast and back east on a shakedown run the year before an Alaska trip. Crappy 09 GSA only used 200 ml, hardly half the site glass. On the Alaska trip, 28,500 km, three oil changes, added zero between changes. It isn't a Harley. Don't need to carry oil unless...
Is there an issue with your brand and grade of oil?
After considering all you thoughtful inputs I have decided on the following method.
I will soak my kitchen sponge in oil over night put in the baggie I had my PB & J sandwich in the day before the trip. Throw it in the bottom of my saddlebag and that way in the unlikely scenario I or my riding buddies need some oil I can squeeze out the correct amount.
In all seriousness, I have a new GSA and on a recent trip, I was two states away and looked down at my oil window, and it was near the bottom of the level. I've never had a bike that did that (always owned Japanese bikes), so it did catch me a little off guard. I picked up a quart and used only about a third of it, and carried the partially used container in a garbage bag the rest of the trip. No issues. I still keep it on my bike when leaving for any distance, but really haven't needed it on the road since then. I'm heading to AK in a month, will I bring a new quart with me? Probably. Likely unnecessary, but it'll alleviate any wonders I may have while traveling. I'm hoping that experience was due to the bike being so new, and trust that eventually it'll settle in.
After reading some of the posts in this thread, I now realize it wasn't a big deal, but at the time, getting my hands on a quart of oil was all I could think about.
If you can see oil in the sight glass you have plenty of oil.