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Old 09-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #47041
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A honda mechanic told me to stop wasting money on expensive motorcycle oil and dump Rotella, the dino kind, in the bike and ride! Anyone think this is really safe? I kinda believe the guy because he is a Honda mechanic. Hmmmm....
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Your Honda mechanic is a wise and honest man.
Indeed, your mechanic is wise and honest. However, although it is very good motor oil, there's nothing special about Shell Rotella. All of the commercial grade, 15W/40 diesel oils are very good. I have been using Mobil Delvac, 15W/40 diesel oil in all my motorcycles with excellent results. You might enjoy reading the following articles on motor oil.

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Consumables.html
http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Oils1.html

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Old 09-30-2012, 09:49 AM   #47042
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If you mean the flexible hose from the frame to the head, yeah that's possible, easy to check too.... the oil line with the PSI is the metal one that goes up the back of the engine to the valve cover.

You might want to make sure there isn't something blocking the passage into the engine where the hose attaches to the engine, I'd take a valve cover off and shine a flask light in there then look through the hole to make sure it's clear.

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Wrong and wrong.

The oil line at the back of the front down tube returns the oil from the engine to the frame tank.

To check for blockage at the rocker cover breather hose simply remove it from the frame and BLOW through it.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:57 AM   #47043
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Here are some pictures everyone will enjoy. These shots are of a flat tracker named Andy from New York. He has been kicking everybody's ass–72 consecutive races His secret? An ancient air-cooled motor massaged by our own Cycle Wizard, aka, CW, C-Dub etc. It is a high compression 724cc motor with a radical cam I'm guessing. CW may chime in about other the other goodies. Andy and CW's mill is kicking ass on 515cc Honda CRF powered bikes. So yes, the CW mill is VERY fast.









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Old 09-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #47044
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Wrong and wrong.

The oil line at the back of the front down tube returns the oil from the engine to the frame tank.

To check for blockage at the rocker cover breather hose simply remove it from the frame and BLOW through it.
I meant the oil line on the back of the engine where you undo the banjo bolt to check for oil flow...


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Old 09-30-2012, 10:26 AM   #47045
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I meant the oil line on the back of the engine where you undo the banjo bolt to check for oil flow...



Sokay.

I loosen the bolt on the clutch cover. Less mess to clean up (oil dribbling down the fins of the head)
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:30 AM   #47046
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If I leave the dipstick dangle in the hole it normally occupies in the top of the reservoir while running, wouldn't the reservoir just overflow if the line to the head was being starved? As in oil entering reservoir, and having no place to escape......Would flood the reservoir, and come out a temp dipstick that gave it a place to go. Just thinking out loud.
This question was misunderstood, so I reworded it above. Thanks everyone....So if the reservoir is vented, and oil backed up, would it just pour out the vents rather than pushing past an o ring in the dip stick? Are XR's only dip sticks prone to leakage?
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:34 AM   #47047
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found a pic of my 89 xr600 from about 12 years ago.back in the day lol!
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:34 AM   #47048
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If I leave the dipstick dangle in the hole while running, wouldn't it just overflow if the line to the head was being starved?
I leave the dipstick dangle in the hole
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:04 PM   #47049
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:33 PM   #47050
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Here are some pictures everyone will enjoy. These shots are of a flat tracker named Andy from New York. He has been kicking everybody's ass–72 consecutive races His secret? An ancient air-cooled motor massaged by our own Cycle Wizard, aka, CW, C-Dub etc. It is a high compression 724cc motor with a radical cam I'm guessing. CW may chime in about other the other goodies. Andy and CW's mill is kicking ass on 515cc Honda CRF powered bikes. So yes, the CW mill is VERY fast.
Very nice!! The ol gals still got it!

Maybe one day I can afford a sweet ass CW build!
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:57 PM   #47051
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found a pic of my 89 xr600 from about 12 years ago.back in the day lol!
good god! normally i dont care for black on bikes period, but somehow you did it just right! do you have a full resolution pic anywhere?
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:29 PM   #47052
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found a pic of my 89 xr600 from about 12 years ago.back in the day lol!
Soooooooooo you thinking about getting another one soon? Please? I really want to send you a tank to make bigger...
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:32 PM   #47053
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found a pic of my 89 xr600 from about 12 years ago.back in the day lol!
That is so sweet I think I'm going to pee myself.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:54 PM   #47054
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A honda mechanic told me to stop wasting money on expensive motorcycle oil and dump Rotella, the dino kind, in the bike and ride! Anyone think this is really safe? I kinda believe the guy because he is a Honda mechanic. Hmmmm....
Is there an ECHO IN HERE?
Yes safe. No chance of ED.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:59 PM   #47055
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That is so sweet I think I'm going to pee myself.
The only thing it was missing was a 780cc, 12:1 comp., race fuel only CW BEAST motor. Even with 32 horsepower you can still hall balls if you don't have to slow down and that thing looks like it corners sweet. Someday, Kubiak, you will return to the fold. Admit, it's calling you.
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