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Old 11-21-2006, 09:00 PM   #41
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Read the links I put up. They should answer most of your questions.
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Enlighten me on this idea, is it safe to use diesel oil?
I got the info from the speedzilla guys. Limited slipping agents and can hold up to the temps the rc can generate in the summer.
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is it any cheaper?
Loads cheaper. $11 for a gallon. Its not synthetic though. dino oil.
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I think what it all boils down to is no slipping agents in the oil and change it like you know you should and a engine will last forever. Oil filters is the main thing to watch out for. Filtering particles out of the oil is big time important.
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so how often am i suppose to change the filter? every oil change? or every other oil change?
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every time. I usually change my oil at 2500 miles.
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every time. I usually change my oil at 2500 miles.
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every time. I usually change my oil at 2500 miles.
what could happen if you don't chage the filter evertime? j/w?
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Basically you may experience increased engine wear.
Most of todays filters are the "weak link" in the lubrication chain.
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what could happen if you don't chage the filter evertime? j/w?
If it got dirty it would start to reduce flow and engine damage could ensure from lack of oil. It would be better to change the filter at every service interval and skip the oil for every other time than it would to skip the filter. Filter is way important.
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What still continues to amaze me is the reluctance to spend money on an oil change, whether it be $40.00 - $50.00 for a dealership to change it or $20.00 - $25.00 to do it yourself.
If you skimp on oil changes to save money IMO it's a false economy.
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What still continues to amaze me is the reluctance to spend money on an oil change, whether it be $40.00 - $50.00 for a dealership to change it or $20.00 - $25.00 to do it yourself.
If you skimp on oil changes to save money IMO it's a false economy.
I get to close to 2500 miles and if the engine starts to sound different or shift different i go ahead and change to oil.
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2500 to 3000 miles for street use is definitely very acceptable. I'm referring to the guys with 5000- 6000- 7000 miles or more on the same oil and filter.
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OK, what about oil consumption between oil changes? Is it normal to use 1/2-3/4 of a quart of oil every 2500-3000 miles on a bike with less than 10k miles on it? Most of the time street riding............with an occasional fun weekend ride

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On a big v-twin you'll suck a lot of oil into the airbox and then out of the exhaust during compression braking, nothing to really worry about.
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Knee dragger, tell us how you really feel!!:laughing6

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On a big v-twin you'll suck a lot of oil into the airbox and then out of the exhaust during compression braking, nothing to really worry about.

.......so is that why there is that write up on how to drill a hole in your block to vent, for the rc51?
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