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Old 03-21-2013, 12:23 PM   #21
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Doesnt sound too outrageous to me. What tires?
^Agreed.

Depending on what tires, if you got lettuce say a set of s20's (Front and rear.) 200$ is a great deal. The 100$ install charge is legit if they have to remove both front and rear wheels from your bike.

100$ for an oil change is steep, but dealerships and their labor rates are not cheap.
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What oil do you use? Mine is about $50 when I do it myself. Motul doesnt come cheap.
I use the honda oil, i used synthetic last time, my clutch didnt like it. when i went to WWH bill told me to buy the slightly cheaper stuff, partial synthetic honda oil and that my bike's clutch wouldnt like the full synthetic. I thought in my head about that very few times my clutch acting up, so I went ahead and bought that stuff, it was like 7.xx for a quart and then 9 for the filter. well under 50
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:24 PM   #23
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I dont have much experience with motorcycles unlimited, but patrick has helped me out a handful of times over in the forums here to help me with issues on my bike so I could figure them out, hes super smart and helpful. From my experience he's a nice guy but I havent taken my bike to him.
Good guy. Great haircut. No one else has touched my bikes since I moved to Houston.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:26 PM   #24
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8k miles????


WHOA! I never let my bike go past 2000 between oil changes!
Owner's manual and shop manual show 8K for CBRs
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Owner's manual and shop manual show 8K for CBRs
My cars never go past 3000, bikes never go over 2000.

Cheap insurance.

I have never had a bearing or oil related failure.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:27 PM   #26
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sounds pretty cheap. what exactly were you expecting
+1. Depending on what bike you have, oil change price is little expensive.
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that escalated quickly
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:29 PM   #29
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My cars never go past 3000, bikes never go over 2000.

Cheap insurance.

I have never had a bearing or oil related failure.
I would expect not
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Don't mind the comment, someone is just trying to help his sponsor...
haha I can see that now.. But I have taken my bike to HOP and he was very good too. Motorcycles Unlimited is also pretty nice

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WHOA! I never let my bike go past 2000 between oil changes!
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Good guy. Great haircut. No one else has touched my bikes since I moved to Houston.
Yeah ive done in the shop and patrick knows his stuff, no way I try to do my changes at 3k or 4k at the most. synthetic does not "last longer" than regular oil. if you get synthetic change it just like if it were regular oil.

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whatd you expect? youre on mh bro
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:54 PM   #31
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bring the oil and tires to my house and i will change them both for $100 and let you drink my beer while you wait
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:11 PM   #34
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Synthetic does not "last longer" than regular oil. if you get synthetic change it just like if it were regular oil.
Exactly. You change your oil because off all the sludge that builds up. Synthetic or no-synthetic, the sludge is still going to build up - the quicker you get that out of the engine in exchange with some fresh oil, the better.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:29 PM   #35
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I sold two sets of Michelin Pilot Power 2CT's recently, both for a Kaw. 650. $199 for the set is a great deal. I just researched Bike Bandit and Chaparral and they are at least $50 more expensive for the set of tires.

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Old 03-21-2013, 01:39 PM   #36
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I was gonna say... OP prices are low in some places, high in others... but came out same as I would have paid.

$350 a set of BT16/23
$50 oil change

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Exactly. You change your oil because off all the sludge that builds up. Synthetic or no-synthetic, the sludge is still going to build up - the quicker you get that out of the engine in exchange with some fresh oil, the better.
Based on personal experience, I gotta say this is incorrect. A known issue with the Honda Sabre (which I used to own) is that the hole in the valve cover gasket is smaller than the oil feed tube. With conventional oil, the sludge will plug the hole and the lack of oil damages the cylinder(s). The "fix" is to replace an aluminum plug in the valve covers with one that has been bored and threaded to accept a screw. When doing an oil change, with the oil filter off and drain plug out, simply remove the screws and use an air compressor to blow everything back through the motor.

I bought my Sabre with 8600 miles on it and did the aluminum plug mod by 9000 miles. When I changed the oil, I stretched a white T-shirt over my oil pan before I fired up the compressor. I got quite a bit of gelatinous goo out of the motor. I filled her up with Mobil 1 Racing 4T and ran it for 8k miles. Pulled out the compressor (and a new T-shirt) for the next oil change and got zero sludge out of it this time. Next oil change (8k later) on M1R4T yielded the exact same result.

Again, this is my experience. YMMV.

edit: PO of my bike had service records for 600, 3000 and 6000 mile oil changes.
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My cars never go past 3000, bikes never go over 2000.

Cheap insurance.

I have never had a bearing or oil related failure.
you're just probably an older guy stuck in the ways that you were taught, and thats okay but you are wrong. most synthetics have no problem hitting the 10k mark without a problem even on a bike with a wet clutch.

todays technology > the 1960s technology you are basing your decisions off of.

there is a reason why BMW has their lineup of cars oil changed at 15,000 miles without a problem. oil has greatly advanced, even in the last 5 years.

i use rotella t6 in my bike and changes at 7,000 just because rotella is so cheap i dont mind.
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The syn oil might be able to last 8k miles but your oil filter will only last 4k miles, therefore you will still have to change it.
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