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Old 09-21-2006, 02:41 PM   #21
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I run the R4 superbike cuz i was given plenty of it for the next couple changes. But i stick with repsol or mobile 1 and curious about amsoil. but always full synth.
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Old 09-21-2006, 03:53 PM   #22
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well the beauty of an oil change, you can learn it from reading.
1. place oil pan down.
2. remove drain plug (drain oil into oil pan)
3. replace oil drain plug. (add new washer like everyone never does)
4. remove filter.
5. replace filter. (o you can do this every other oil change, might as well do it every time)
6. add oil.
7. check oil.

its pretty standard. now if someone can show me how to rebuild cartridge forks, and even replace the fork seals on my dirtbike, i'd attend the wrench meet.
On the odd chance you own an 04 or newer Aprilia RSVR/Factory there are actually TWO drain plugs.

+1 for R4 oil!!
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Actually, somebody should post up a wrench meet. That way people could learn how to do a few things from the ones that do.
that's a good idea considering I've never changed or worked on any of my bikes
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On the odd chance you own an 04 or newer Aprilia RSVR/Factory there are actually TWO drain plugs.

+1 for R4 oil!!
do u use synthetic or sythetic blend? or does it even make a difference?
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where is a good place to get an oil change in my area and how much do they run out here?
buy a oil filter and oil and a 6 pack and ill do it
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I typically don't recommend running synthetic oil in most bikes until 6000 or 7000 miles.
Todays engines mostly use hard chrome rings with nikasil cylinders, which are finished very smooth.
Too much friction reduction and the rings never seat properly. We typically se a small gain on the dyno after a bike hits 6-7k miles because the cylinders are sealing more efficiently.
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I typically don't recommend running synthetic oil in most bikes until 6000 or 7000 miles.
Todays engines mostly use hard chrome rings with nikasil cylinders, which are finished very smooth.
Too much friction reduction and the rings never seat properly. We typically se a small gain on the dyno after a bike hits 6-7k miles because the cylinders are sealing more efficiently.
I'm at 5300 miles my last change was at 2000
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buy a oil filter and oil and a 6 pack and ill do it
I'm with that what days are good?
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Old 09-21-2006, 05:43 PM   #31
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where is Dickenson in realation to sugarland?
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On the odd chance you own an 04 or newer Aprilia RSVR/Factory there are actually TWO drain plugs.

+1 for R4 oil!!
all of them do...that's a dry sump baby!! engineers maybe, but we're the reason u get to ride ur wonderful machine.
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why oh why do i find tech posts like this in the Intro and News/feedback forums?

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