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    I believe Honda is simply moving to a...

    I believe Honda is simply moving to a corporate-wide policy of filter changes every other oil change. Their cars have been that way for some years. Even so, I would seriously doubt their oil filters...
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    Blackstone’s commentary seems to be one of the...

    Blackstone’s commentary seems to be one of the main reasons people are willing to pay their prices, which are very high for the testing you get. It is unfortunate that said commentary is often...
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    Thanks for posting the report. You have WAY too...

    Thanks for posting the report. You have WAY too much fuel in that oil. Blackstone doesn't measure fuel content, they 'extrapolate' it from the flash point, and they don't do a very good job. Your...
  4. On top of using the extractors pictured...

    On top of using the extractors pictured previously, ride the bike and get the engine (and oil pan) good and hot immediately before you try.
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    OP, I know what you mean about the amount of drag...

    OP, I know what you mean about the amount of drag changing drastically with just slight changes in the feeler gauge positioning. It’s an irritant on the NCX, and a massive headache on my Honda pickup...
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    That’s just nasty!

    That’s just nasty!
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    Perhaps the writer of that bit is unaware that...

    Perhaps the writer of that bit is unaware that this is the basic design of all Honda automotive automatic transmissions for decades (prior to their current 10-speed ATs). Honda’s automatics have...
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    I agree that the factory service manual would be...

    I agree that the factory service manual would be a super good idea.

    The hardest thing about the service will be the valve clearance check. That’s only partly because of accessing the valves (which...
  9. OEM chain (the ones on my bikes at least) looked...

    OEM chain (the ones on my bikes at least) looked very much like an 'endless' chain. Every replacement I've ever seen or had either has a clip-type master link, or riveted by the type that flares the...
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    I have very limited experience with motorcycle...

    I have very limited experience with motorcycle dealers performing warranty work, except for more than 25 years ago. Back then, it was not at all uncommon for it to take a while for them to 'get to...
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    Taking off the windscreen will _not_ give you an...

    Taking off the windscreen will _not_ give you an idea of what riding with the stock shorty is like. The stock screen creates quite a bit of turbulence and noise at the helmet, whereas no screen...
  12. Thread: Speedo Calibrator

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    It varies bike to bike, as does calibration. Cars...

    It varies bike to bike, as does calibration. Cars also generally have different odo than speedo accuracy.
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    I haven’t experienced significantly different...

    I haven’t experienced significantly different motorcycle chain durability with an auto-oiler vs following the owner’s manual for maintenance. Where I DO find a difference is that in fact I don’t...
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    I use AMA, and so does my dad. I get it ‘free’ as...

    I use AMA, and so does my dad. I get it ‘free’ as part of the Life Member thing like Greg.

    Dad has called them two or three times. One experience was great. Another was not as great, since the...
  15. I agree that this is a very strange series of...

    I agree that this is a very strange series of events. The whining is probably the lowest priority item to chase of all those mentioned in the thread. Bleed or flush & bleed the brakes, is my...
  16. Thread: Oil leak

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    That drain hose drains from the area around the...

    That drain hose drains from the area around the gas cap. In case you spill any fuel there when refueling, the plastic collar (for lack of a better term) channels it to a drain hose, which is that...
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    I have my PIAAs on the Honda accessory light bar....

    I have my PIAAs on the Honda accessory light bar. I bent a couple pieces of scrap steel into an "L" shape, then drilled holes to mount those to the bar and then mount the lights to the "L" pieces. ...
  18. Thread: Next Tires?

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    I’ve only run the Michelin (PR4) on the rear of...

    I’ve only run the Michelin (PR4) on the rear of my NCX. It was a good tire, but didn’t merit its higher price, for me. I liked the Angel GTs better for ‘sportiness.’ I now have a set of Continental...
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    Yes. I’ve had a Motobriiz on my NCX for some...

    Yes. I’ve had a Motobriiz on my NCX for some years. There’s never, ever a drip, the bike isn’t covered in flung oil, but the chain is always oiled. If you want more or less oil on the chain, you...
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    I prefer a driving light beam over a spot, but...

    I prefer a driving light beam over a spot, but either is better than what most vendors mean when they say “fog” (which generally means uncontrolled uselessness).

    I have these on my NCX and they’re...
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    I doubt I posted it here, but these are the...

    I doubt I posted it here, but these are the results from a 10k-miles analysis of mine in late 2015, with about 35k total on the bike at that time.

    Fe 11
    Cr 0
    Pb 2
    Cu 4
    Sn 2
    Al 8
    Ni 1...
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    It'll be interesting to see your analysis; please...

    It'll be interesting to see your analysis; please post it.

    And while you're at it, please disregard Blackstone's commentary section. That seems to be an attraction for many of their customers,...
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    It’s interesting that you would experience...

    It’s interesting that you would experience damping fade from the forks but not the shock. The forks don’t heat their oil much at all, so it’s very difficult for them to fade from an oil viscosity...
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    The Motobriiz oiler is by far the best trade-off...

    The Motobriiz oiler is by far the best trade-off of cost, complexity, and the appropriate quantity of oil delivered to the chain. If you want an auto-oiler, it’s worth serious consideration.

    Some...
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    For those interested in the small details, the...

    For those interested in the small details, the wet clutches like those in our bikes actually slip continuously. It's a very small amount, but the drive and driven plates are in constant motion...
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