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    New rider looking for a sport touring motorcycle

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: XS650</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: toocrazy2yoo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ya know, for the word h-e-double toothpick and...
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    New rider looking for a sport touring motorcycle

    Ya know, for the word h-e-double toothpick and the word frequently used to denote a donkey to be censored is really above and beyond idiotic. Loosen up admins. Jeez, it's ridiculous. Lighten up with the filters, put the mods to work if things get filthy, and be happy. You'd think this was a...
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    New rider looking for a sport touring motorcycle

    The bars come to YOU, not the other way around. Plus, you can buy bar-blocks that mount between the steering head and bars to bring em back to you another inch, and pick em up an inch and a half. Murph's sells em. The seat? Not horrible, but could be better. Some folks send em out to have the...
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    New rider looking for a sport touring motorcycle

    I returned to the sport this spring with a 1200S Bandit that I got a heck of a deal on, but it was too uncomfy on my old wrists. I looked at the ST1300 (too fat and sounds funny), the Yamaha big-block sport tourer (needs a 6th gear and still leaned me too far forward), and dismissed the big BMW...
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    What oil should I use for cruising at 12,000 rpm?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: ViragoBry</div><div class="ubbcode-body">For longevity's sake, have you considered a bike that's more suited to the type of riding that you're doing? The 250 has proven to be a bullet-proof powerplant since the...
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    Tell me why I shouldn't change my oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Chris142</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: GOPHER FREAK</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Newbie question. What the heck is SLOB...
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    Question and Opinions on Changing Factory Fill

    Ya know, this is the same principle as oil and additives. The manufacturer and their engineers deem the best break-in procedure based on their reckoning of what's best for what THEY designed. Then along comes Motoman to tell us that the <img src="/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/15.gif" alt=""...
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    Shifting feel used for rating oil?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: ZGRider</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Since when did gear shifter feel become a standard for oil quality? I always thought BITOG was about being objective and scientific? This has to be the least scientific and...
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    Valvoline Conventional SAE-40 Engine Oil

    Why not just run the Valvoline bike specific oil in SG/SH/SJ? 3.50/quart, plenty of zinc for the gears, undoubtedly a great base oil to begin with, what's not to like? Don't forget, your oil is lubing your gearset, too.
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    2000 Honda Shadow Sabre oil recommendations

    Dunno about the new liquid-cooled bikes, but my oil/air cooled GSX-R based 1200 Bandit specifies SH/SG additive levels. That means bike-specific oils, whether in an exotic synthetic or not. I ran M-1 car oil in my NighthawkS (hardly a horsepower or torque-producing heavyweight, but @ 80 horses @...
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    Nitrogen in the Shell gasoline?

    What does THAT mean?
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    Any sportbike guys around here ?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: XS650</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I went from a Nighthawk 700SC to a Bandit 1200 in December 1996. </div></div> Do tell, XS! The size and the weight of the bikes, nearly identical. Power? A third or more HP...
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    $14.83 for Harley Filter

    It's not the bike I have contempt for, although real Harley doods would certainly be happy to pee all over my "rice burner" even though it has far more American-built parts and labor in it than their Harley, at least in the case of Hondas. It's a few of the peeps that are on the smelly, noisy...
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    $14.83 for Harley Filter

    Harley Davidson (Hardly Ableson): A miracle machine designed specifically to convert perfectly good fuel to annoying noise and fumes without the risk of performance or power. Most present-day Harley riders are a bunch of wannabe posers. They trailer their "bikes" to Jacksonville or St...
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    Any sportbike guys around here ?

    I just got a Bandit 1200S, myself. Not quite sport, but sporty. Bought it at a Honda dealer in Manassas, Virginia. Consignment bike, a guy bought it new in the crate in 05, put three thousand on it, parked it. A first bike, it scared him, wife didn't want him on it, he hadda million reasons not...
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    So, I took the Cadillac...

    Yeah, it IS nice. I'm already scheming for new struts, just put an Alpine XM/CD/HD/AM-FM in it. Complete with all the modules. It's going to be primarily my long haul buggy, so have to have the XM. The Hyundai will be my working vehicle around town. Tx for the replies, you'se guys! Appreciate...
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    So, I took the Cadillac...

    Ma's 1990 Eldorado.. 82,000 miles, lived in the garage it's whole life, maintained to a "T". She didn't drive it, but my sis and I drove her around in it when we were in town. It was Pop's, and she maintained it for sentimental reasons, and maintained it well. So, no one wanted it after Ma...
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    Why not use prestone universal in everything?

    For the Neon? G-05. At least you can define what came from the factory. Those of us with the odd foreign cars like Hyundai have no idea what they put in it. I'll be switching to Prestone's Dexcool clone when the time comes, with a good flush of course.
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    Suzuki Bandit Oil Filter

    I have no idea why you're wanting to go outside the factory/dealer for an oil filter for any motorcycle given the critical nature of such things on a bike. Assuming that filter is a spin-on, I figure the factory filter for any given bike is built never to blow out and dump oil on your rear tire...
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    Oil Additives

    Back then, perhaps 12-1400 PPM Zinc. Not sure about phosphorous. JHZ is right though. Unless you have a car that old with an engine on the original build, what's it matter?