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questions about OIL (or tires)

Post #1 by rcmatt007 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:46 pm

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PLEASE be aware of the following if you ask a question about OIL or TIRES

1. Oil questions come up at least once a month (sometimes weekly), and as a result, there is a lot of kidding and joking that goes on. SO, if you ask a question, PLEASE have a sense of humour. The joke is not about you (unless you choose it to be).

2. Questions about oil or tires will ellicit opinions. AND, as we all know, opinions are like rectums, everyone has one. Strangely, some people have more than one.

3. Topics that have been discussed mulitple times include which brand is best, dino vs synthetic, older formualtions vs newer, motorcycle formulations vs auto, slippery clutch plates or not, and even dumping the used oil from a car into your bike.

SO..... don't be timid, go ahead and ask away
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Re: questions about OIL (or tires)

Post #2 by STREETWING78 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:50 pm

I'm sorry for the cat coment !!!
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Re: questions about OIL (or tires)

Post #3 by rogue1000 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:58 pm

I'm guessing that this is a sensitive subject with you, Rodger... ;)
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Re: questions about OIL (or tires)

Post #4 by ericheath » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:32 pm

You're just kitten, aren't you? Actually I haven't gone back enough to figure where the cat humor came in. This is still the best site around even with a few stolen threads. I appreciate everyone's contributions here.
Whatever I suggest here should be given ample time for a moderator to delicately correct. I apologize in advance.
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Re: questions about OIL (or tires)

Post #5 by rcmatt007 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:05 am

rogue1000 wrote:I'm guessing that this is a sensitive subject with you, Rodger... ;)


not for me.... I know that blue synthetic tires are the best!
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all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS

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Re: questions about OIL (or tires)

Post #6 by Hal » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:20 am

Royal Purple....if it was good enough for the Romans, etc etc etc.... :mrgreen:
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nor all your Piety nor Wit
can lure it back to cancel half a line...

so....probably best use Tipp-Ex in future?"

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Re: questions about OIL (or tires)

Post #7 by 1CrazyMoFo » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:59 am

I got one!!!!!!
Wannnnnna seeee it????
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Re: questions about OIL (or tires)

Post #8 by RB » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:12 pm

How about someone putting together a "How to" on oil and tires..with a compilation of parts of the threads..on those two topics..and just send the NEW??? kids to the how to..for a run down. Not a pro or con just a summary of all the opinions/info.
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Re: questions about OIL (or tires)

Post #9 by njxrayman » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:46 pm

Just put a new rear dunlop 404 and did new bearings. my 81 gl1100 has 42k and the bearings seemed ok but put in new double seals just to be safe. The old ones were ok but had dry looking grease. Thank all you guys for the tricks on bearing removal. Did the one using a rod with a split in the end. I think that trick was Rodgers, worked great. Have to find the time to do the front tire now and bearings there too. Anybody know if the front axle diameter is the same as the back, or do I have to make another rod for that bearing?
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Re: questions about OIL (or tires)

Post #10 by Track T 2411 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:10 pm

njxrayman wrote:Just put a new rear dunlop 404 and did new bearings. my 81 gl1100 has 42k and the bearings seemed ok but put in new double seals just to be safe. The old ones were ok but had dry looking grease. Thank all you guys for the tricks on bearing removal. Did the one using a rod with a split in the end. I think that trick was Rodgers, worked great. Have to find the time to do the front tire now and bearings there too. Anybody know if the front axle diameter is the same as the back, or do I have to make another rod for that bearing?

No, you'll need a 1/2 inch rod for the front rather than 3/4 inch. Questions such as this really will get more responses if you post a separate thread in the TECH forum. Good luck!

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Re: questions about OIL (or tires)

Post #11 by njxrayman » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:49 pm

Thanks. Tech question just kinda popped into my head while I just wanted to send a thanks for another good tip.
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Re: questions about OIL (or tires)

Post #12 by rcmatt007 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:39 am

I am locking this thread..... this was meant as info about ASKING the questions.....
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all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS


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