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FJ12Ryder last won the day on January 4 2016

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About FJ12Ryder

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    Moto Grand Prix Racer
  • Birthday 07/11/1949

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    Platte City, MO
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    '99 VFR
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  1. Wtf Is A Fusar? Group Buy

    Okay, I'm just wondering how their user base can be growing if they're not shipping product. I'm not so sure "Customer Service" is their biggest priority since there are still customers with no service.
  2. Wtf Is A Fusar? Group Buy

    Holy crap Batman, $600 for a 3/4 helmet. They should be able to get them made at that price point. Of course whether anyone will buy a $600 3/4 helmet is another thing altogether.
  3. Wonder what the seller's day job is? Political speech writer? Publicist for Apple products? IT guy for Equifax?
  4. Synthetic Diesel Oil for Motorcycle?

    You can quote that guy all you want, but I still don't buy his schtick. Some of it is common knowledge, and some of it is his own content. All you have to do is separate the good stuff from the dross.
  5. Synthetic Diesel Oil for Motorcycle?

    I agree with most of what you're putting out there, but I tend to disagree to a certain extent that flow is the be-all and end-all, and pressure doesn't matter. A roller bearing engine will be very high flow and low pressure because the rollers don't need any pressure to speak of. Unlike a plain bearing engine, which will fail if you have very low pressure and high flow.
  6. Synthetic Diesel Oil for Motorcycle?

    Heck, you can quote the hell out of me. And I was surprised that it happened, but it does support what other people have observed over the years: higher viscosity leads to higher temperatures with all things being equal.
  7. Synthetic Diesel Oil for Motorcycle?

    I absolutely agree about the points made by BLS about viscosity. Many, many years ago I bought a new 1980 Suzuki GS100G. Since it was an air cooled rollerbearing crank motor, I ran Castrol GTX 20W-50 oil. I also installed a temp gauge in one of the oil galleys. For some reason which escapes me after all these years, I switched from 20W-50 to a 10W-40 and noticed that the temperature dropped almost 20°, with no other changes to the motor. I noticed no ill affects and continued to use that oil for the duration of my ownership of the bike. Very interesting to read about the opinions and test results of zinc in the oil.
  8. Synthetic Diesel Oil for Motorcycle?

    Okay, he's wonderful, where is his supporting data by other independent testers?
  9. Synthetic Diesel Oil for Motorcycle?

    You must be a stronger man than I am, because I couldn't read far enough to get to that one. The guy does sound like a bit of a douche, okay, a really big douche.
  10. Synthetic Diesel Oil for Motorcycle?

    One of the first things I read that left me thinking he thinks too highly of himself was the example of his friend and engine rebuild. He was very quick and emphatic about how the guy is meticulous about engine rebuilds, ran his break-in oil and then had issues with the engine. He mentioned that the guy had never had any problems with his other builds, has done lots of engine rebuilds, and probably used the same break-in oil all those other times and never had any problem. But lo and behold he asks this guy and of course this guy has all the answers. But it's possible if the builder has done this lots of times using the same oil with no issues, maybe this time he just got some bad parts, or simply made a mistake. But noooooo, it was the advice given by the blogster that saved the day. Pshaw, I could write any kind of blog and make myself look good if I use enough "I's" and "me's" and "my's". And it's hardly an unbiased report since he does all the tests using his parameters, and then posts his results. Hardly a recipe for a balanced report.
  11. Synthetic Diesel Oil for Motorcycle?

    I wonder if the guy has ever heard of the word "hubris". He certainly has a very high opinion of himself. Whether it's deserved is debatable. My gawd, I simply could not get too far into it, the guy is so full of himself. It's amazing that he isn't some kind of god with the knowledge he has. People should be prostrating themselves before him. Either that or he's just really full of himself.
  12. Synthetic Diesel Oil for Motorcycle?

    Two thousand to twenty-five hundred mile oil changes!? Shoot, change it that frequently and you could probably use Pennzoil. That's just flushing money down the recycling center.
  13. Speedo error

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure you're right.
  14. This is how NOT to park your motorcycle in garage.

    Yep, done that too. Thought the sidestand was solid and it wasn't.