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Old 07-20-2013, 07:32 AM   #61
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We came across these guys on the WABDR last year. The rider had punched a hole in the valve cover. I'm sure his buddies would have been thrilled to make the 4 hour round trip to bring him back some oil.
or they could have simply laid it over on its other side and fixed the hole.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:57 AM   #62
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or they could have simply laid it over on its other side and fixed the hole.
Yes , they fixed the hole, but what good is that if the bike is too low on oil to ride?
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:38 AM   #63
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We came across these guys on the WABDR last year. The rider had punched a hole in the valve cover. I'm sure his buddies would have been thrilled to make the 4 hour round trip to bring him back some oil.
Since the OP is riding on the interstate, I doubt it would be a 4 hour ride for anyone to find him some oil! (assuming he somehow "...punched a hole in the valve cover" while traveling down the interstate).

Wow, 5 pages on carrying oil.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:05 AM   #64
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Yes , they fixed the hole, but what good is that if the bike is too low on oil to ride?
why didnt they lay it over as soon as the valve cover was punctured?
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:09 AM   #65
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why didnt they lay it over as soon as the valve cover was punctured?
Did you type that from starbucks?
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:20 AM   #66
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Since the OP is riding on the interstate, I doubt it would be a 4 hour ride for anyone to find him some oil! (assuming he somehow "...punched a hole in the valve cover" while traveling down the interstate).

Wow, 5 pages on carrying oil.
Where do you see the word interstate in the OP's post?
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:22 AM   #67
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Did you type that from starbucks?
what a fuckstick.

all I did was asked a question, one that seemed rather obvious to me.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:24 AM   #68
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what a fuckstick.
Having that with your Latte Mouthfull?
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #69
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all I did was asked a question, one that seemed rather obvious to me.
Sounded more like a troll because the answers are even more obvious. How fast can you pick up a fully loaded bike in difficult terrain?

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How fast can you pick up a fully loaded bike in difficult terrain?
I can pick my own up pretty quickly, and I can shut it off even quicker.
plus that looks like a gravel road, not too terribly off camber either, not really what I would call "difficult terrain"

Never seen much oil come out of their with the engine off.

Do you know those folks? and know the story?

I wonder if they didnt realize it was holed, and continued to ride?

have you ever adjusted your valves? How much oil comes out when you remove the valve cover?
Maybe next time try adjusting them with the engine off.
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mouthfulloflake]I can pick my own up pretty quickly, and I can shut it off even quicker.
Have you ever dropped it on uneven ground , Makes a big difference.
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Never seen much oil come out of their with the engine off.
Take off the valve cover and lay it on it's side
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Do you know those folks? and know the story?
The rider dropped it on Cleman Mt. By the time it was righted and repaired, it needed oil.
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I wonder if they didnt realize it was holed, and continued to ride?
That's another possibility.

have you ever adjusted your valves? How much oil comes out when you remove the valve cover?
Maybe next time try adjusting them with the engine off.
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yes, and the first thing I did was turn it off, the next thing was right the bike, after that was check for holes in things that contain oil.

if the valve cover is off, I would lay it on the OTHER side.



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Have you ever dropped it on uneven ground , Makes a big difference.

Take off the valve cover and lay it on it's side

The rider dropped it on Cleman Mt. By the time it was righted and repaired, it needed oil.
That's another possibility.

have you ever adjusted your valves? How much oil comes out when you remove the valve cover?
Maybe next time try adjusting them with the engine off.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:09 AM   #73
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Where do you see the word interstate in the OP's post?
It's a 600 mile trip, I doubt very much he's going all off road to get there. My point is still valid, either interstate or surface streets if he somehow "...punch(es) a hole in the valve cover", it won't be a 4 hour ride to find oil!
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:32 AM   #74
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Racegun is gonna have a coranary...

Racegun, don't look.
its good therapy! Thanks!

Besides with you and HANKS racking up all those miles, I will have to put 1,000,000 miles on my bike to prove Royal Purple is at least as good as my former beloved mobil 1. So riding that many miles is not that bad....i am guessing....lol

about carrying ... my experience with RP was no oil was ever required for the duration between changes. That was 4,000 to 6,000 depending on the kind of milage. With RP in my car, I never have to add even at 10,000. But then we all know that RP does not work that well.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:04 PM   #75
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We came across these guys on the WABDR last year. The rider had punched a hole in the valve cover. I'm sure his buddies would have been thrilled to make the 4 hour round trip to bring him back some oil.

I didn't realize we were talking about riding in remote off road locations! OBVIOUSLY that changes things, better carry at least three quarts in that case.

As for mixing oil, who cares? Oils are designed to mix with no bad effects.

IF this keeps you up nights, carry all you want, but experience from road riding in the civilized world leads me to recommend against it!

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I am planning a trip up to Cody Wyo and want to carry some spare oil to top up 2001 GS. I don't want to carry a partial Qt bottle of oil in my panniers. Is there holder that goes on the outside of panniers to hold an oil can??????????

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The OP lives in CO, pretty likely he is not doing the TAT to get to Cody!

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