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Old 02-20-2013, 05:31 PM   #73951
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Ok, an update here on this issue which I posted about on post 70057 around Oct 2012. I sent the Intiminators back to Ricor, as they said they wanted to have a look at them. They opted to rebuild them, part of which involved replacing the oil ring which confirms that it was probably an older version which swelled when soaked in oil.

I reinstalled the Intiminators and have since taken the bike out on some commuting rides, and they are much better. You feel the stiffness of the anti dive, but there is no binding, and the fork always returns to regular ride height (unlike before where it would stick.

So all is good now!
That is good to hear. I've had them installed in mine for about a year or so and am quite pleased.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:31 PM   #73952
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I put Lucas fuel treatment http://www.lucasoil.com/products/dis...catid=2&iid=26 in everything I own, every fill up.

It's not a crap petroleum distillate, but rather a oil based (pours out like oil) product with additional cleaners. Fuel (since it is oil after all) use to offer lubrication properties to the fuel pump (if FI), carb/FI. Today's gas is mfg. so dry and even worse has ethanol in it. This product return that lubrication property, plus cleans the fuel system & valves.

Works for me.
Lucas is fine, but I'd rank Sea Foam over it for all the same reasons based on what I've read.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:58 PM   #73953
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Lucas is fine, but I'd rank Sea Foam over it for all the same reasons based on what I've read.

I use Sea Foam in everything. It makes my diesel truck run right when I (regularly!) get a bad tank of fuel. I put it in every once in awile, maybe once a month, in any vehical getting regular use. I put in a pretty heavy dose to clean things out and dry up any moisture in the system, but I dont run any the rest of the time. Well thats not true, I add it to most tanks on my DR if I have a can sitting around, but thats just cause I like to spoil her:)
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #73954
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Lucas is fine, but I'd rank Sea Foam over it for all the same reasons based on what I've read.
Sea Foam is good. I used it for years, after a NAPA salesman recommended it, but I've switched to Star Tron. I use it in all the small motors around here, as well as the car if I think it's going to sit for awhile. One reason is you can't overdose it, since it is a fuel itself. Sounds like Lucas Fuel Treatment in that respect.
The Tech/ Mechanic who writes Q & A for RIDER magazine did an excellent write-up of modern fuel problems and how Star Tron works. See February 2013 RIDER, page 56.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:42 PM   #73955
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I use Sea Foam in everything. It makes my diesel truck run right when I (regularly!) get a bad tank of fuel. I put it in every once in awile, maybe once a month, in any vehical getting regular use. I put in a pretty heavy dose to clean things out and dry up any moisture in the system, but I dont run any the rest of the time. Well thats not true, I add it to most tanks on my DR if I have a can sitting around, but thats just cause I like to spoil her:)
Yes to quickly clean thing up i'll use Seafoam too but for every day & all days I put a pure lubricating oil into my gas. Lucas continuously cleans but better yet continuously lubes via the gas. Seafoam just cleans.

Seafoam MSDS:
PALE OIL 40-60% = machine oil or sewing machine oil
NAPTHA 25-35% = gas/a hydrocarbon/Coleman lantern fuel
IPA 10-20% = Iso Propyl Alcohol

or more precise:
-CAS # 64742-54-7:
Hydrotreated heavy paraffinic distillate

Synonyms/Related:
Distillates (Petroleum) , Hydrotreated (Mild) Heavy Paraffinic (9ci)
Hydrotreated heavy paraffinic distillate
Solvent Refined, Hydrotreated Heavy Paraffinic Distillate
http://www.unisource-energy.com/msds...R580CCmsds.pdf


-CAS # 64742-49-0
Hydrotreated Light Straight Run (Petroleum)

Synonyms/Related:
Hydrotreated Light Straight Run (Petroleum)
http://www.citgo.com/WebOther/Produc...aphtholite.pdf

-CAS # 67-63-0
Isopropyl Alcohol

Synonyms: 2-Propanol; sec-propyl alcohol; isopropanol; sec-propanol; dimethylcarbinol
Molecular Weight: 60.10
Chemical Formula: (CH3)2 CHOH
http://www.parchem.com/chemical-supp...ol-001340.aspx
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:49 PM   #73956
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Sea Foam is good. I used it for years, after a NAPA salesman recommended it, but I've switched to Star Tron. I use it in all the small motors around here, as well as the car if I think it's going to sit for awhile. One reason is you can't overdose it, since it is a fuel itself. Sounds like Lucas Fuel Treatment in that respect.
The Tech/ Mechanic who writes Q & A for RIDER magazine did an excellent write-up of modern fuel problems and how Star Tron works. See February 2013 RIDER, page 56.
Star Tron is good too.
I'm not having any ethanol related problems (in any vehicle) when i use Lucas. I pay $26 a gallon http://www.amazon.com/Lucas-10013-Fu.../dp/B000FW7V50 and that lasts me at least 1/2 yr with all my vehicles using it. I think Star Tron costs much more to use plus it's for ethanol issues only yes?, & not continual cleaning & lubrication in the oil & thus fuel pumps, carbs, FI plus valve & piston carbon cleaning. i've looked into my spark plug hole and the top of my piston is clean. i've seen some heavily carboned DR pistons to know this is not always the case.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:46 PM   #73957
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Yes to quickly clean thing up i'll use Seafoam too but for every day & all days I put a pure lubricating oil into my gas. Lucas continuously cleans but better yet continuously lubes via the gas. Seafoam just cleans.

Seafoam MSDS:
PALE OIL 40-60% = machine oil or sewing machine oil
NAPTHA 25-35% = gas/a hydrocarbon/Coleman lantern fuel
IPA 10-20% = Iso Propyl Alcohol
With the pale oil being at 40 to 60%, I'm not sure how you can claim that it just cleans. I'd bet it lubricates just fine.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:12 AM   #73958
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Holy Crap!!! We've found a way to have an oil thread about the fuel tank.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:18 AM   #73959
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Call me dated, but I have issues about putting anything on or in my bike that says "Lucas" on it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:46 AM   #73960
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Star Tron is good too.
I'm not having any ethanol related problems (in any vehicle) when i use Lucas. I pay $26 a gallon http://www.amazon.com/Lucas-10013-Fu.../dp/B000FW7V50 and that lasts me at least 1/2 yr with all my vehicles using it. I think Star Tron costs much more to use plus it's for ethanol issues only yes?, & not continual cleaning & lubrication in the oil & thus fuel pumps, carbs, FI plus valve & piston carbon cleaning. i've looked into my spark plug hole and the top of my piston is clean. i've seen some heavily carboned DR pistons to know this is not always the case.
I'm not having any ethanol related problems in any of my vehicles either and all I do is gently caress the rear wheels a little bit before I drive them... And, it's even free!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:47 AM   #73961
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Muzzy titanium exhaust???

I can get a good deal on a Muzzy titanium exhaust and just wonder if I could use this as the GSXR titanium one's arerare and over double what I can get this for?
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:48 AM   #73962
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Call me dated, but I have issues about putting anything on or in my bike that says "Lucas" on it.

Lucas; what ever are you talking about??

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:17 AM   #73963
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I can get a good deal on a Muzzy titanium exhaust and just wonder if I could use this as the GSXR titanium one's arerare and over double what I can get this for?
if it's for a gsxr1000, i don't see why you couldn't use it. if it has the bolt pattern of the stock gsxr, you could bolt it to one of the kientech midpipes. i have a tsukigi gsxr1000 can on my bike.

but, the prices for the gsxr cans should be dropping; if not, don't buy one. i wouldn't pay over $100 shipped for one. now that kientech also has a midpipe set-up for the hyabusa can - which seems to be every bit as good as the gsxr1000 can, and a lot more plentiful - there's no reason to limit your search to these gsxr cans...

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:32 AM   #73964
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I expect that would be loud as hell, and it requires regular repacking. Neither of these are factors with the OEM gixxer can.



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Old 02-21-2013, 07:19 AM   #73965
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I can get a good deal on a Muzzy titanium exhaust and just wonder if I could use this as the GSXR titanium one's arerare and over double what I can get this for?
Regular packing, or anything - me being a prior ZX-7R guy, nothing would make me more happy than to have a Muzzy exhaust like that on my DR650
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