Lynchburg, VA (and outlying areas, Forest, Evington, Madison Heights, etc)

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Mava, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Rocktruggy03

    Rocktruggy03 No re-tread here...

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    Guys since I'm new to the KLR. What oil should I be using and how often does it need changing?

    Any tips on a good shop in Lynchburg for a state inspection?
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  2. late-apex

    late-apex XR650L

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    I'm in King, NC, I frequently ride up around Old Pipers Gap Rd. and lover's leap but I'm really wanting to go off road and get the hang of it. (King is North of Winston-Salem)
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  3. Mava

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    Many will recommend Rotella. I recently switched to Rotella synthetic and I seem to be using a bit less oil than I had been with dino oil.
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  4. Rocktruggy03

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    Thanks Mava. Should be ready to ride by the weekend.
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  5. Mava

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    I should add that I switched from Rotella dino to Rotella syn. I've never had a problem with dino, but like I said, I seem to be burning a bit less.

    What's the mileage on yours?
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  6. Rocktruggy03

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    Thanks for the clarification. I'll assume I get it at any of the automotive stores?
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  7. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    ^ You can get it at Walmart. :nod
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  8. AB13

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    Hey I can help you out with filters if you want.
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  9. Rocktruggy03

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    Gents. The Rotella I'm finding is Shell. Is that correct? Also it says heavy duty diesel....
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    Ok and a filter part number for an 08 would be great!
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  11. Mava

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    Correct. Should look like this: [​IMG]

    There's one that says "Triple Protection" on it. I've never looked into it, but I imagine it has some different additives

    The syn I use is this:
    [​IMG]
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  12. Mava

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    As far as I know, the filters on all KLR 650s are the same.

    HiFloFiltro part #123

    Check this out as well. The important part is not losing the pin in the filter and making sure you re-insert it properly.

    http://germz.org/klr650/oil.html

    mlgrannell[at]liberty.edu

    Give me a buzz if you need any help with anything. Email goes to my phone which I have most of the time.
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  13. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    This is what you want, 5w-40 T6 Synthetic.
    [​IMG]

    I've been using T6 in all my bikes for 8 years.

    I use Rotella T Triple Protection, 15w-40 in my truck.
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  14. Rocktruggy03

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    That is exactly what I have in hand. Thank you sir! And thank God for Mobil forum apps. :-)

    I really appreciate y'all's help and I apologize for being he needy new guy.
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  15. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    No apology needed. :deal

    Besides riding :ricky, eating :dg, drinking :slurp, and shooting :gun1, that's why we're here. :rayof
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  16. AB13

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    KN 123, HN 123, Parts Unlimited K150037 I like the K&N even if they cost more 5.50 vrs 3.00 everything runs cooler with synthetic oil in it also motorcycle oils have more zinc in them that automotive oils zinc greatly reduces wear. hope the weather gives you a break so you can get out and enjoy the new ride.:D
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  17. Mava

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    I have a stainless filter in mine. :D
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    FLO PC 123 $30.00 nice filter!
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  19. Rocktruggy03

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    WayneJ.....I have no idea what all that means..... :-)


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  20. Rocktruggy03

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    Ok Gents. I'm in need of brake pads front and rear and a rear tail light.

    Where do you guys recommend I get these kinds of things?

    I'd really like to install a cigarette light as well to keep my phone charged.