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About BusyLittleShop

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  • Birthday 10/09/1948

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    Sacramento California
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    RC45 RC30, Peg Lowering Blocks made exclusively for VFRD. 5th & 6th & 8th Gen, PM for info.

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  1. BusyLittleShop

    Rear axle removal problem

    You should be able to vise grip the collar and turn the axle to break it loose... however this action will mess up the finish on the collar... you might have to remove whole swingarm and set the wheel on a press to safely remove the axle because you're working against the possibility of 3 frozen bearing...
  2. BusyLittleShop

    VFR800 Custom/Aftermarket Rear Wheel Modification

    Mercy... I'd shave my legs if I thought it would lower my bikes weight and here someone adds 3 lbs for just looks... Mr.Honda would not approve...
  3. BusyLittleShop

    Rear axle removal problem

    Your axle is probably frozen at the wheel bearings due to corrosion from either rain riding or washing your bike with a garden hose... if the rubber hammer fails then you need more force like a large steel hammer... to protect the axle and threads source a hard wood block or plastic... installed the nut backwards so the flange faces you... strike the wood / plastic against the nut... the force to budge the axle maybe extreme so be prepared for the bike to move about... also be prepared for the axle to propel free in a shot... having a second body helps to control the reaction to the hammer force... after the axle is out check to make sure the wheel bearings are still seated in their place... a little grease will prevent this from happening again... I don't have photos of an 97 dual arm but these are from 98 single arm frozen axle...
  4. BusyLittleShop

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    You're welcome...
  5. BusyLittleShop

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    Amsoil MCT is motorcycle specific and Blackstone Labs valid test of Virgin oil samples show the exact base viscosity and additive package of $5 a quart Mobil 1 5w30 auto oil and motorcycle specific $12 a quart 10w30 Amsoil... at operating temp of 212ºF both oils viscosity test are identical 10.54 centistokes which supports the Amsoil rep in the video that Mobil 1 is their base...
  6. BusyLittleShop

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    Thank you...
  7. BusyLittleShop

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    I don't know more than the manufactures but I do know what the manufactures know because I've discussed in person this subject with the engineers who work for Honda... Technically speaking Honda's wet clutches are engineer to work with auto oil because they know that 90% of motorcycle specific oil could indeed be auto oil like in your case with Amsoil... also they know a growing number of Honda owners like myself will end up preferring auto oil as their primary lubricant... Shuhei Nakamoto HRC chief Paul Venture Honda USA R&D Makota San Honda HRC R&D Matt Cardenas Honda R&D
  8. BusyLittleShop

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    Maybe the reason is everyone wants someone else to do the necessary work because oil testing is not as fun as riding...
  9. BusyLittleShop

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    I would love to compare Rat's data with another independent's 230 oil test but unfortunately there are more TALKERS than DOERS not to mention cost of 230 quarts of oil...
  10. BusyLittleShop

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    True... oil testing is understanding and not one feeling that may be opposed by another feeling but not by the holy trinity of science of 1)Reason 2)Observation 3)Experience......
  11. BusyLittleShop

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    What I like about 540Rat's data is all 230 oils are subject to the same test and out of that standard comes the worlds first wear protection ranking... the value is like having 230 bikes tested on the same Dyno versus 1 bike tested on 230 Dynos... 540 Rat view count increases by about 5,000 views per month and the majority of the opinions are supportive... there are a growing number of people worldwide who recognize the value and understand the importance and make use of 540 Rat motor oil test data... FACTS presented there cannot be found anywhere else... have a look and judge for yourself...
  12. BusyLittleShop

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    Name the motorcycle shops where Amsoil is cheaper than Mobil 1???
  13. BusyLittleShop

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    Ranked 22. 5W30 Motul 300V Ester Core 4T Racing Oil, synthetic = 112,464 psi
  14. BusyLittleShop

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    Honda GN4 is non synthetic whereas Honda HP4S is 100% synthetic... Ranked 192. 10W30 ProHonda HP4S, 4 Stroke Motorcycle Oil, API SJ, synthetic = 66,852 psi Honda $7.20 a quart GN4 non synthetic versus Mobil 1 $5.40 a quart 5w30 full synthetic...

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