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Old 01-22-2007, 04:00 AM   #21
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Default Re: How Often to Change Oil/Filter?

At this time of year, one would also hope that your winter-resting bike is full of clean oil. Let's not have the sedentary bike full of nasty oil, where its parts can be subjected to a prolonged crap bath.



The rest of the changes IÂ’ll leave to your good sense or lack there of. Since many riders don't really ride their bikes very much, an oil change regimen anywhere near reasonable will be more than sufficient to keep the bike running long enough for you. The next owner may hate you, but screw him/her, per your orientation/predisposition. But, many bikes do sit for long periods of time. Do change the oil and filter before you store the bike.

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Old 01-22-2007, 06:12 AM   #22
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He couldn't change the oil in one of the next three Bivouacs?
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:17 AM   #23
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Oil and Filter?
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:27 AM   #24
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Ravens have a great team there Neal. We just got rolling at the right time and away we go. Gonna be fun.
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:44 AM   #25
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I feel so much better, now we've had an oil thread.



1/22/07. Mark the time.



Now, how 'bout a countersteering thread?



Or, maybe a tire thread? I hear those new Avon "Storm" tires are the sh!t!



Anyone read where BMW bikes are being drowned off SE England? Along with a bunch of other stuff.
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:30 AM   #26
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sarnali2 keeps asking for an oil thread. We finally get one and the putz doesn't show up. Go figure.
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:57 AM   #27
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Not to fear, many are being saved according to the BBC.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...on/6287457.stm



Scavengers take washed-up goods



"Around 50 BMW motorbikes were carried off the beach last night," he added.



Gareth Topping told BBC News he had pulled one of the motorbikes out of a container.



"It took about eight to 10 of us to lift each one out. As each one came out the front wheels were put on, then they were taken down to the beach and over the cliffs," he said.
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:14 AM   #28
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I recommend the ultimate solution for the neurotic sport touring perfectionist: the continuous oil change -aka, total loss lubrication for the new millennium. Instead of a drain plug, you get a metered release of oil into a very small pump - powered by the driveline - which moves the once used oil into a tank where it can be recycled later. Another tank meters in limited production synthetic oil which is built up in a secret lab from totally unobtainable, exotic polymers & other tasty emollients.



Bottom line - your sport tourer is never NOT having it's oil changed!
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:22 AM   #29
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Default real advice for newbie rider & Rotell Syn

Mfg rec grade of oil - mfg rec change intervals as a minimum. Otherwise see seru, schi & SRM as they pretty much have it nailed. Use a good quality, name brand oil & change at least at the start and end of your riding season if you are weather limited in the winter.



As for Rotella & other comments from the website so many love to quote: hmmm. Still waiting for others to confirm.



And big diesel rigs carry gallons and gallons of oil with multiple GIANT filters. I'm not completely sure what there is for us to glean from big rig comparisons.



Probably is a MOron in the crowd who does know the actual answer re Rotella Syn - while I'm not exactly sitting on the edge of my seat wanting a nice, new oil thread, I would like to hear some opinions about this topic.
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:28 AM   #30
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And give up that french fry aroma?
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