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Old 11-02-2012, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hate and I mean HATE to start an oil thread....but I am..

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I changed the primary fluid at 6k or so miles and the engine oil at 2900 or so miles a few days ago. I changed them so I would have new fluid in for the winter. I rode it today finally without the threat of the storm and I was stunned!! It was like a whole new bike! It became so much quieter and shifts a ton better. It used to make a loud higher pitched sound at high revs and now it is now only the deep rumble it used to always have. I never really noticed the changes because they happened gradually.

I am not going to say what fluids I used because I don't want to start an oil type debate, but I am impressed at the difference. Very impressed..

So, if your bike is feeling a little down and rough throw some new fluids in and see what happens.
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And spray that sumb!tch down with Seafoam... All over it.
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Im curious to see the difference after I do my first fluid change at 1000 miles. Im going synthetic all around.....as of this morning I have about 560 miles. So I still have some time to go haha.
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Im curious to see the difference after I do my first fluid change at 1000 miles. Im going synthetic all around.....as of this morning I have about 560 miles. So I still have some time to go haha.
I wouldn't assume much difference in that service but who knows. The way I ride I bet that my engine had 4k miles worth of engine revs on it compared to a normal rider so I think that is part of it.
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Yours is new though so you may not notice it as much. Mine is an old girl she is 7!!!
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My 1k changed everything. I went from dyno to syth and it changed vib and sound for the better.

Of course, it may be in my head, but it sure seemed like it.
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And spray that sumb!tch down with Seafoam... All over it.
Awesome.

I made a change in fluids and was way happy too.


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And spray that sumb!tch down with Seafoam... All over it.
Seafoam porn. Money shot.
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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.
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