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    2020 Yamaha WR450 - 2 Samples

    Copper and silver have come down from the first sample. Not knowing if that is typical of a dirt bike to have high break-in amounts of those I can’t comment if it’s bad but the trend is going in the right direction. Nickel is the cylinder plating. I get lower single-digit nickel in each...
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    Maxima Synthetic Chain Guard

    I don’t envy the salt covered roads in the UK. Here in Colorado it’s not too bad so the needs definitely aren’t as particular.
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    Triumph Tiger 1200 - 5.3K, 7.7K, and 10K analysis

    I’m going to second the motion that if shift quality has truly not fallen off, I wouldn’t complain otherwise with the results you got. (y) The fact you have run T6 5w40 and know what shift quality falling off feels like, I am impressed that this oil despite ending up a low 30 weight didn’t...
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    Triumph Tiger 1200 - 5.3K, 7.7K, and 10K analysis

    The question based on the numbers is tee’d up like a softball, so I am going to hit it... Are you satisfied with the oil shearing out of grade to barely a 30 wt? I gather shift quality stays good, as that would seem to indicate shift quality going down with that amount of shear/reduction in...
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    Maxima Synthetic Chain Guard

    That’s popular as a bicycle chain lube, first time I’ve heard it mentioned for cycles, but why not, should work. Green version is the more viscous vs the yellow. I have a small bottle of it in my tool kit on the mountain bike.
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    Maxima Synthetic Chain Guard

    Ditto on the snow.
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    Maxima Synthetic Chain Guard

    When I envision what you are describing, I see the lube getting inside the rollers and pins and supplanting the factory lube that the x/o rings are there to keep sealed in?
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    Maxima Synthetic Chain Guard

    First, are you running a sealed chain or regular roller chain? The lubes job is to keep the O-rings and the X rings protected which allows the original lubricant to stay inside of the rollers. Has nothing to do with chain sliding better on anything... Chainsaw bar oil will sure protect the...
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    Maxima Synthetic Chain Guard

    Apologies I didn’t respond sooner. Yes the Honda HP Moly in the picture. As has been shared, Motul chain paste isn’t bad, keep a tube of that under my seat for emergency use on the road. Pretty good stuff as well. However it is not as low-fling as the Honda HP in my experience.
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    Maxima Synthetic Chain Guard

    Honestly, no fling-off to speak of makes it the best to my mind.
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    Maxima Synthetic Chain Guard

    I have to agree, it works well but it is really dirty. Honda HP chain lube in “Moly “ or “White Graphite” are pretty good at staying clean and won’t go back to anything else now that I’ve used them.
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    What is/was your fav motorcycle(s)?

    Like BLS with his RC45, my current 2001 ZRX1200 has that something extra. A “few” mods later, it’s dropped 40 lbs from stock (just under 500 lbs, half tank of gas). Doesn’t sound as good with “just over 500 lbs and a full tank”, lol. Re-valved compresssion/rebound and custom springs in the...
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    Oil and filter questions with stored bike

    I like what you are saying DGXR however when you say Rotella, I think of T4. Rotella T4 15w40 doesn’t maintain shift quality in a shared sump. Maybe T6 15w40 does, but not T4 in my use. M1 10w40 4T and 20w50 V-Twin maintain for over 5000 miles in my shared sump (ZRX 1200). Find it on sale...
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    The Origins Of The Hayabusa

    Makes sense, but sure is counterintuitive. Any idea/word if it will respond to an ECU flash or similar?
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    The Origins Of The Hayabusa

    I should amend what I said then, it sells enough over there to cater to that lowest common denominator in respect to emissions and subsequently performance. It’s a very high performance bike, so it’s just picking nits really but if the biggest market is the USA and customers for this new...
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    Super Tech 20w50 Motorcycle oil

    Agreed for the most part, other than some bikes can benefit from a good dose of zinc and phosphorus and certainly boron and moly don’t hurt anything with respect to anti-wear. If those are in good amounts, it’s a great oil for me. I picked up some and will using it as the .3 partial quart that...
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    Super Tech 20w50 Motorcycle oil

    If that’s the new regular price, that will get some more people to use it. However if that’s just to clear it out because it’s never sold worth a hoot, then it may not be long for this world. Who knows.
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    The Origins Of The Hayabusa

    Biggest disappointment, probably not much with respect to reality, is lower hp and torque. Claiming it’s faster accelerating could be better fueling but I am sure fueling had been worked out by now. It’s likely they added a tooth or two in the rear? I like the idea of the more aerodynamic...
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    2018 MAZDA 3 2.5 MaxLife Synthetic new formula 5W-30 5500 MILES

    Yes, no issues at all before 75,000 miles. The oil is rated the same as the non-high mileage stuff, makes no difference.
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