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Old 05-26-2004, 09:13 AM   #31
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What you say is true and yet you left out the important fact that modern motorcycle specific oils contain higher levels of polymers to compensate for the shearing action of transmission gears.
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Old 05-26-2004, 09:38 AM   #32
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Hmmm. I didn't know my V65 was supposed to have a crush washer until recently. It never leaked a drop from the bolt.



I recently decided to start doing my own oil changes on my Miata and also didn't realize there was a crush washer until I drained the old oil out of the pan. It doesn't leak either.



So......... I wouldn't worry too much about the crush washers - if you have it, then of course use it, but if not just throw the old one back on or skip it altogether. Maybe check the bolt for leaks after a few miles if it makes ya feel better.
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Old 05-26-2004, 09:41 AM   #33
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Rumor has it that the Harley/Ducati dealership (I know) in Missoula has a 749s tagged and priced as a 749. I think that's a savings of a couple grand and you get upscale Showa suspenders. You would just need to get it out of there before they realized their mistake.



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Old 05-26-2004, 09:47 AM   #34
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Agreed... you want busted knuckles??? Buy crap tools at Costco, and put them in your kids arts and crafts box right next to the plastic saftey scissors because that's about how tough they are... Sear's Craftsman tools are about the best tools for your money and "if" you ever break a Craftsman tool, you can pop into any Sear's store and get it replaced without any BS. Don't forget to add a decent hex key (Allen wrench) set to your tool set since quite a few pieces are held together by that type of bolt nowadays...
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Old 05-26-2004, 09:54 AM   #35
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I agree on all points made.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:23 AM   #36
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I'll give the RT a try. I'm always ready to save a buck or two. Especially since I've got to replace my recently and catastrophically departed Magna.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:40 AM   #37
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And a few more suggestions:
<ul>[*]Purchase the service manual for your bike.[*]Look 1-2 maintenance periods ahead, pick things
you can do, and get the tools to do them. Eg, if you have the tools and time to do oil, trans, plugs and clutch adjustment, you'll probably cut about 1/2 off the cost of your 10K maintenance. Look at the $/shop-hour charge on your last bill,
then shop for tools accordingly.[*]Though I highly recommend having your
own stands/lift, it is possible to rig something up. Common
setup is using a stepladder and rope/pulleys to serve as a rear
lift. [Though again, a PitBull or other stand is a good investment and makes things a one-person job -- personally I have a PitBull rear stand and a $75 hydralic lift.]
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:50 AM   #38
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A DIY oil change article? Must be aimed at MOrons. What a yawner.</p>



Say, what to do with the used oil? Does it kill termites?

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Old 05-26-2004, 11:19 AM   #39
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It's a good thing it's fast because if it was slow people would have to look at it and she ain't purty.
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Old 05-26-2004, 11:21 AM   #40
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That was meant for Sarnali's Triumph Rocket post.



Crap I haven't even been drinking!



It must be the jet lag from the flight to FL. Damn it's hot here!
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