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Old 11-02-2012, 08:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My favorite is still when DeeDay said he added sta-bil to his seafoam so it'd keep. He asked if seafoam was an appropriate additive to keep his sta-bil fresh.

I giggled about that twice during a movie tonight with my two boys. They thought I was laughing about Wreck it Ralph.

I was not.
I would laugh but I can't say that I haven't considered sta bill vs seafoam and their gas additive properties...

I ALMOST combined them lol
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That doesn't sound crazy to me, although totally redundant and unecessary.

But to use one to preserve the other and then suggest that you could do the opposite...for the sake of preserving THE OTHER PRESERVER, was just too much comedy for me handle. I love good wit. Like beer. WAIT! Good wit WHILE enjoying beer. That's what's up.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A little off subject, but I found a gas station nearby that has premium with no ethanol. Guess where I'm filling up on the way home after every ride?

As for oil changing the sound of the bike, I have an Ironhead, so it goes from pretty noisy with 60wt to terminal-sounding noisy with 20w50, but once you get used to the racket these things make, no worries...
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My 05 sounds like an old ironhead....
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:32 PM   #15 (permalink)
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My findings...

At 2,500 miles I added the X14ieD's,
Bike started and ran way way better,,smoother, cooler,,
Next day I swapped the roach oil for synthetic,
bike started faster, would spin up faster,,all the way to max Q,,
thats about 5500 rpm's,,well actually 5250,,

At 3,500 miles I adjusted the clutch per the service book,
I felt a difference, a big diff..

At 3,700 miles I cleaned the stock air filter and cleaned and
re-gapped the plugs, making shure all edges were flat and square.
I felt a difference, a big diff..


At 5,000 miles an old pro stuck his head down next to my Mill,,,,
Said, "Change the primary fluid" I did,,
I felt a difference, a big diff..
Tranny got smoother and alot quieter Instantly,,
Note: Bel Ray Sportster fluid sucked, took it out at 80 miles,
Put In HD formula +
I will never run anything else.

So Yeah,,all this means I am using ALL of my go juice.
This Is why I can notice such small Increment performance Increases
along the way.

You also gotta remember that I was aware of a constant Increase
in performance as the engine got more miles.
IMO It was fully broken In at about 3,000 miles.

There,,thats all I got to say
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