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About Alan553

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  • Location
    Montville, NJ
  • In My Garage:
    2014 VFR DX
    FJ1200 (gone)
    ST1100 (gone)
  1. Right?...it's a myth...years ago synthetic were suspect in the deterioration of rubber gaskets and seals...that is no longer the case, but like the 3000 mile oil change...some myths never die. Unless there is someone from Honda who designs engines that can speak on the subject, my money is on full synthetics.
  2. First oil change...600 miles honda oil...2000 miles amsoil synthetic. Seriously, how many years do you actually own a bike befor ya get the itch for a new one...had my 92 ST1100 for 12 years, had synthetics in after the first 800 miles, oil leaks were non existent
  3. Took a second look at mine, I noticed the other side has a beveled edge to blend into handlebars and bottom is flat, so check yours. Just flip them
  4. What could be wrong..,they only go on one way, right?
  5. i have always done my own oil changes, but the dealer gave me such a good price on the bike and a pair of KLIM jeans that i felt guilty, so i let them do the first oil change....charity....same price as yours....do it yourself! lol
  6. Amsoil synthetic fiber filter and their oil
  7. If you're considering the handlebar riser, just go for the 1.25. If you already think you need the risers you might as well go the full extra inch.
  8. there ya go, that explains it....
  9. bike should have probably been delivered with all these parts installed and the seat in the higher position from the factory leaving the customer the option to lower it. So the question becomes...where had that bike been before you got it?
  10. DITTO, i only made up as far as the empty wanaque resevoir and Ringwood
  11. Its true ...here in the northeast...gas is gas...the only difference is the amount of detergent that gets added to the tanker before it leaves the refinery. Sticking with Top Tier products hopefully gets you a little more than what the Feds require. Shell seem to be the only one that advertises a different additive for their premium, i.e. Nitro?? Other than that...gas and oil...who owns anything long enough to find out what works and what doesn't. But their isn't a motorcycle, truck or auto message board that does not beat the topics into the ground. That's part of the fun of how we stay connected, agree, disagree and banter....
  12. how about the idea of just debadging the fairing and have nothing...makes cleaning easier...
  13. sometimes higher octane in an engine that does not need it doesn't fully burn, compression and temps not high enough and you can get a miss under WOT....most top tier gas has the same detergents package through their entire octane line up so clean is not a function of 87 or 93.