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    Ran out of gas today! I knew it would be close....

    Ran out of gas today! I knew it would be close. About a quarter mile push up a hill, and coast down to the gas station another quarter mile. Could have been worse: running out two miles earlier on...
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    I've ordered a Blackstone test. I didn't realize...

    I've ordered a Blackstone test. I didn't realize it, but for an extra $10 they do an additional TBN test that measures the level of additives still left in the oil. This is an indirect measure of...
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    I'd rather not try to do my own long term oil...

    I'd rather not try to do my own long term oil analysis. Other people's data and experience will provide a better guide now. I might send my oil off anyway, but I don't get the idea that the data...
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    I wouldn't have thought wet clutches wear out....

    I wouldn't have thought wet clutches wear out. Isn't the friction provided by the oil? I've never had a clutch wear out, a couple vehicles over 200,000 miles. And those were normal dry clutches.
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    Good point. Been a long time since I looked at a...

    Good point. Been a long time since I looked at a seat thread.
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    You are right, I was looking at the 0-20...

    You are right, I was looking at the 0-20 specified for my car. The Rotella T6 is indeed 5-40. I was going to buy it today, but all they had was 5-40 and that didn't look right. It was! as I found out...
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    About 1980 I rode from my Ohio college to Seattle...

    About 1980 I rode from my Ohio college to Seattle and down the coast to Los Angeles on a BMW 900RS for a 6 month co-op. As I came into the Los Angeles basin, my first thought was no way can I live...
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    I think I have perhaps the first Madstad or one...

    I think I have perhaps the first Madstad or one of the first three. I sent them a lot of pictures and measurements anyway. No winglets then (2013).
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    Just to point out, that is $5 less than new....

    Just to point out, that is $5 less than new.
    Honda (2012-19) NC700X-750X *Comfort* – Seat Concepts
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    Who does long oil change intervals?

    For forty years, I have been very comfortable with 25,000 mile intervals on the cars I've owned. Anecdotally, no issues at all, although I do use premium synthetic media filters. Before them, I...
  11. My OEM Bridgestones were replaced at 15K miles....

    My OEM Bridgestones were replaced at 15K miles. Could have gone a bit more, but the wear bars were gone. Never liked the front tire, brake locked easily with moisture on the road. Replaced with...
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    Me too, but extra droning is still bothersome....

    Me too, but extra droning is still bothersome. Hate the new rear tire with a passion because it is so loud. Can't wait for it to wear out.
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    I've not experienced that. But it sounds like a...

    I've not experienced that. But it sounds like a resonance or a standing wave issue. Change something aero and see if that changes. For example, stuff a tshirt in the middle of the frame that holds...
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    Never thought of looking there, thanks. While...

    Never thought of looking there, thanks. While there were no studies I could find, significant data was posted by several suggesting that mpg peaks at around 80 to 85 degrees. Exactly what I was...
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    The only thing in my frunk full-time is an...

    The only thing in my frunk full-time is an adjustable bungee cord to strap stuff to my rear seat. Most shopping trips don't need it, but every once in a while I pick up something unexpected...
  16. About the chain, wax (paraffin) based compounds...

    About the chain, wax (paraffin) based compounds work better than oil based lubricants in dusty conditions. Oil collects dirt, paraffin doesn't.
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    I started this thread with a 79.4 mpg best ever...

    I started this thread with a 79.4 mpg best ever fill. My next fill was 78.2 mpg even though I was riding a bit more conservative hoping to get to 80 mpg.

    I will say it was a bit cooler. Both my...
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    I don't think I could tolerate 55 mph, I'd go...

    I don't think I could tolerate 55 mph, I'd go bananas at 45! Plus 45 would be unsafe on the highway. Where did you do that, Natchez Trace Parkway maybe? Or the Blue Ridge?
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    Personal best mpg!

    There don't seem to be any recent mpg threads, so I'm starting a new one.

    Last tank is the first time I've purposely tried to keep my max speed to 65 mph. Rewarded with a personal best of 79.4...
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    Fit a rubber cap over the bolt.

    Fit a rubber cap over the bolt.
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    I can tell you that these reports of lacking...

    I can tell you that these reports of lacking power come from the manual transmission bike. I tend to pop in top gear fairly quickly and final drive is very high for efficiency. When passing on a two...
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    Just to add, I'm expecting a 2 to 4 mpg hit and...

    Just to add, I'm expecting a 2 to 4 mpg hit and possibly more from these tires. I'll let you know if that is true or not. The cost to hybrids of using less efficient tires can be as much as 7 mpg. As...
  23. Some great reviews on the Sit & Fly. Going to buy...

    Some great reviews on the Sit & Fly. Going to buy one of the originals from Israel on eBay. This one looks correct, can you confirm?
    BLACK SEAT COVER SIT & FLY FOR MOTORCYCLE SPORT SUZUKI HONDA...
  24. Thread: Chain life

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    Why did you get an oiler? Or is it full of WD-40?

    Why did you get an oiler? Or is it full of WD-40?
  25. Thread: Chain life

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    I used a chain wax too. Just replaced the chain...

    I used a chain wax too. Just replaced the chain at 15,000 miles, but it should have been replaced at least a thousand miles ago. However, that pales to 55,000 miles that Cattmando got with WD-40....
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