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    1998 Suzuki Savage noise at idle

    Does mot sound that bad, my Savage (a real mans bike) sounds a little better at idle. I keep the valves on the lose side, valve clearance gets tighter not loser over time. Valves have screw and nut adjustment. Could also be the cam chain and tensioner. I normally run a 15-50 or 20-50 oil in...
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    Valvoline 10W-40 motorcycle oil. . .

    I have used Valvoline 10W-40 in my Goldwing and have been real happy with the performance. Change the oil every 3,000 miles.
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    Kawasaki Vulcan 500 vs. Suzuki S50?

    I have owned a Suzuki VS800 (same as an S50) and just a few points: · Plenty of power for around town driving makes about 50 horse at the rear wheel. · Relatively smooth until you get above 60 mph. · Shaft drive, the Kawasaki has chain. · Small tank, would hit reserve at 125 miles. · Fairly...
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    Energy conserving oils and wet clutches.

    What I want to know and I have yet to get an exact answer is what makes an oil energy conserving. All of the oil analysis that I have read has never had a specific additive that would make an oil EC. Rotella T5 is 10W-30 and not EC (the Goldwing looks it). Maybe a team of tribologist could...
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    How the grinch stole Sturgis...

    What is important is how we act, not what we ride. All of us have a responsibility to represent the sport in a positive image; we do not get enough respect now. I have seen wonderful and at times terrible images that have been presented by riders of all makes and models. And the posers should...
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    How the grinch stole Sturgis...

    This should not be an attack on the Harley crowd, just came from Americade and there were a number of neat and clean people on Harleys. With that said, I also had to laugh at the pathetic posers that were there on Friday and Saturday. I am sorry but these guys do not get it and probably never...
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    Why Obsess?

    I tend to agree, I was at the at the motorcycle super store here in Ohio (Iron Pony) and they had oil there that was close to $20.00 a quart. I find it hard to believe that this would extend the life of a motor at all in comparison to decent oil changed at reasonable interval. In the wing I...
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    Bough a new motorcycle

    Keep in mind that a V star 650 is air cooled and 20w-50 or 15w-50 oil would be my first choice when it is hot. Run 15w-50 in my Suzuki Savage, now there's a mans motorcycle. The Goldwing is fine with 10w-40.
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    Mobil 1 10W-40 High Mileage

    This is great oil, the thing that I have always wondered is what do they put in the oil that makes it a high milage oil. And what is a seal conditioner.
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    Honda GN4 or Valvoline 10w-40 ATV oil

    I have used GN4 and Valvoline motorcycle oil, not much different. If you wait until Autozone puts the Valvoline on sale you gan get it for a good price. I would also go with Rotella 15-40, it is now JASO MA.
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    NGK Iridium Spark Plugs.

    Like my Goldwing, made in Ohio with parts from who knows where. I will put the Iridium’s in and see how it does, should get at least 30,000 miles. What is the opinion on anti-seize compound?
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    NGK Iridium Spark Plugs.

    Spark plugs on a Goldwing are easy to change, I just want to minimize the amout of work that I will need to do. Stock plugs are just plain old NGK. Honda recomends changing the plugs every 16,000 miles. If I can extend this to 40,000 - 50,000 miles I will be happy.
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    NGK Iridium Spark Plugs.

    What are the benefits of running NGK iridium spark plugs in place of OEM spark plugs in a 2008 Honda Goldwing? I know the cost is three times as much, but if there is an increase in plug life and performance I would be willing to pay it.
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    Amsoil 10w40 MCV - BMW K1300GT

    Why would you run any oil for 12,000 miles in a motorcycle? The oil is already getting thin.
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    Castrol Syntec 10w40 In Goldwing.

    With this oil I would go 3,500 to 4,000 miles before changing.
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    Castrol Syntec 10w40 In Goldwing.

    Local Wal-Mart has Syntec 10w40 on clearance or $15.00 for 5 quarts. Is there any reason to not run this oil in a Honda GL1800? I know that Goldwing’s are not hard on oil. Thanks, Mike.
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    motorcycle oil filters.....what do you use?

    Honda OEM filter, bike is still under waranty.
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    Rotella and Goldwing -- Series of UOAs

    In the owners manual for my wing Honda recommends to use oil without moly. I have used oil with small amounts of moly without problems. What is impressive is how well the Rotella has held up. High priced oil is a waste of money as long as you change it regurley. I like Rotella and $1.99 a...
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    Harley Behaviors

    The absolute truth did a 5,000+ trip this summer and seen motorcycles from all over. Everything from Goldwing’s and K1200 LT’s to bikes that I was shocked were still on the road. Stayed at the Yellowstone Lake hotel and in the parking lot one morning I was shocked at the bikes and the states...