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Old 07-21-2013, 07:33 AM   #78916
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....against me here as the questions are both non DR and are oil related but I respect the collective moto knowledge on the DR thread and I'm looking for some input.

The bike is a 99 Bandit 1200 so it is a "zook" and to my mind the motor design is very similar to the DR,-SACS, wet clutch, etc. . Now the oil question, I made the decision some time ago to use Shell Rotella T6 synthetic in my DR and I've been real pleased with the results so what I want to do is use the same oil in my new to me 99 Bandit when I do the next oil change. Any reason not to?

First gen. Bandits have all but died off on the internet, at least forum talk wise with either a Brit site or a relatively dead thread here on adv riders so I thought I'd ask you's guy's.
Oil is oil, just run a good one, nothing wrong with T6, it's rated JASO MA so is OK to run in our bikes. I prefer AMSOIL myself but that's just MY preference.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:39 AM   #78917
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1100 miles in a day on a motorcycle sounds pretty boring. So does 1100 miles in a day in any motorized vehicle except an airplane.
I would rather ride 1100 miles than fly any day or drive. My choice, every time, if possible would be to take the bike. My wife not so much, she enjoys riding and we do long trips together, but as one poster said, shorter miles, more stops to smell the coffee, watch people or browse antique stores makes our less mile days more enjoyable. Also makes for some interesting packing...

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Old 07-21-2013, 08:14 AM   #78918
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Clearly RIDING a bike isn't what interests you then.......

On a good day when the bike is right, the motor's humming, the road goes on forever and you're in the zone - why ever not?? For some this is close to Nirvana........

Whatever bloats your float....
"Clearly RIDING a bike isn't what interests you then"

look up the word troll


Nirvana = is a state of being free from suffering and delusion
some would say riding @ 65 mph for 1100mi. on a dirt bike saddle would be a push as far as comfort goes
(do the math)

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After nearly 40 years of rideing, mega distance days have no appeal to me.

Been there, done that decades ago. Actually a waste of fuel mostly, dont remember even a fraction of what I went past.

But, give me a 500 mile day, with alot of stops to see the sights and smell the roses all day long, and thats what the DR is goin to be for !
I share your views exactly (been riding since 69') and for your NSU screw fix, that is the way a licensed aircraft mech would do it.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:42 AM   #78919
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1100 miles in a day on a motorcycle sounds pretty boring. So does 1100 miles in a day in any motorized vehicle except an airplane.
to mean an ideal day DR day is 200mi of paved twisties, forest dirt roads & jeep roads over incredible mtn passes.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:55 AM   #78920
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1100 miles in a day on a motorcycle sounds pretty boring. So does 1100 miles in a day in any motorized vehicle except an airplane.
I came down the exit ramp near home with a smile still on my face.

It was my first roadtrip along the Gulf, and I had a beautiful winter day to do it.

I had also started the day by riding around in the wooded and hilly pastures on my mom's farm.

Good tunes, a fun bike, and some warm winter sun can make for a nice ride.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:00 AM   #78921
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I came down the exit ramp near home with a smile still on my face.

It was my first roadtrip along the Gulf, and I had a beautiful winter day to do it.

What routes did you take?
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:20 AM   #78922
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What routes did you take?
I ran I-20E from out near Canton TX, into LA, then cut south to near the Gulf. I ran I-10 E most of the way to I-75 S, then cut across Hwy 40E out of Ocala, over to I-95 S.

The view of the sun shining over the Gulf was amazing. The food in LA was great. The FL drivers, as soon as I reached P-Cola? 'Not so much.

I had to be back at work the next day after going to see mom and granny for Christmas.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:20 AM   #78923
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"Clearly RIDING a bike isn't what interests you then"

look up the word troll


Nirvana = is a state of being free from suffering and delusion
some would say riding @ 65 mph for 1100mi. on a dirt bike saddle would be a push as far as comfort goes
(do the math)



I share your views exactly (been riding since 69') and for your NSU screw fix, that is the way a licensed aircraft mech would do it.
However, there ARE others out there who would not get "bored" doing 1100miles in a day especially on a bike...

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:25 AM   #78924
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If your current peg height is not bothering you ... leave it alone. I agree, I would NOT lose the rubber damping inserts on your pegs.
It just occurred to me that some people don't mind losing the rubber inserts. To check if you'd be fine without them, or if your preferences vary from time to time, you could use large sturdy washers over the rubber to mount the pegs fairly solidly. If it's too vibey, keep the rubber. If it's not, you have the option of using Procycle's mounts.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #78925
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However, there ARE others out there who would not get "bored" doing 1100miles in a day especially on a bike...

Each to their own old timer, each to their own
I think it depends on the location as well. This first / last stretch of I-95 here in southern Florida (like the lower 250 miles of it) is just painful to get through coming or going. Beyond that I don't mind it as badly, and I know that in some states the undulations of the mountains, overpasses and tunnels would keep me enthralled enough for distances.

But I chose to live here (or choose to do so for now), so my only option to enjoy riding as a rider in south Florida is... escaping south Florida. This is why I chose the DR650 over a DRZ400 - I have to be able to drone along at 75, 80 or 90 mph depending on the traffic conditions.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:55 AM   #78926
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I think it depends on the location as well. This first / last stretch of I-95 here in southern Florida (like the lower 250 miles of it) is just painful to get through coming or going. Beyond that I don't mind it as badly, and I know that in some states the undulations of the mountains, overpasses and tunnels would keep me enthralled enough for distances.

But I chose to live here (or choose to do so for now), so my only option to enjoy riding as a rider in south Florida is... escaping south Florida. This is why I chose the DR650 over a DRZ400 - I have to be able to drone along at 75, 80 or 90 mph depending on the traffic conditions.
One can definitely get peninsula-fever from living in FL. I don't like much of I-95 myself.

To da outtastaters...There ARE a few backroads coming out of S FL, if you're not in a huge hurry, but legal non-toll routes to get around this state can be a bit limited. A lot of the peninsula is wetlands and/or closed land. A lot of the highways are ridiculously tolled. Anything short of a tolled road or I-95 can be substantially longer in travel-time. Try getting from Atlanta to E Orlando on non-toll interstates. We're getting almost as tolled here as the northeast now.

The big DR works well down here. It sheds heat without roasting the rider. It runs the soft sand without big trouble. It accelerates to 60 faster than a pissed-off alligator, wild pig, loose pitbull, or bath-salt zombie-man. It runs the slab in S FL traffic. It can handle big miles to get the hell out of here and visit other states.

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Old 07-21-2013, 10:59 AM   #78927
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Wicked Blocking engine rotation...

Am I missing something here? People are talking about stuffing planks in the spokes of their rear wheel, or rags in between gears - seems risky to me. I just used a long screwdriver and zip ties to pull on the rear brake lever so it held the rear wheel tight. Picture (bad quality) here: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....ostcount=65426

Shoving rags between gears puts large side loads on them - they may be able, or designed to take the side loading, but I just don't know that.

Using the spoke to stop rotational force seems like a losing proposition. I know many have done it, but I have also read of failures and requests for emergency parts from other inmates when it was done.

The rear brake was designed to stop the bike at full speed - I don't think it will be harmed in this manner.

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Old 07-21-2013, 11:21 AM   #78928
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I for one would rather have the tolls then a state income tax and tolls like here in NJ. My taxes here are jaw dropping.
Fla is a great state that way.
I love Naples in a rental car !
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:24 AM   #78929
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I for one would rather have the tolls then a state income tax and tolls like here in NJ. My taxes here are jaw dropping.
Fla is a great state that way.
I love Naples in a rental car !
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:25 AM   #78930
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Am I missing something here? People are talking about stuffing planks in the spokes of their rear wheel, or rags in between gears - seems risky to me. I just used a long screwdriver and zip ties to pull on the rear brake lever so it held the rear wheel tight. Picture (bad quality) here: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....ostcount=65426

Shoving rags between gears puts large side loads on them - they may be able, or designed to take the side loading, but I just don't know that.

Using the spoke to stop rotational force seems like a losing proposition. I know many have done it, but I have also read of failures and requests for emergency parts from other inmates when it was done.

The rear brake was designed to stop the bike at full speed - I don't think it will be harmed in this manner.

Just my 2
I was the one who broke the spoke. I'd gotten away with this years ago on several bikes. Of the alternatives suggested, I like the rear brake lock idea the best. It seems to distribute the torque load across several components. Thanks for the idea.
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