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Old 12-11-2013, 11:24 PM   #8866
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I wouldn't use diesel fuel, but I did use diesel motor oil after my water pump seal failed. Diesel motor oil is a high detergent oil that does a bang-up job of pulling water, antifreeze, clutch fibers, carbon, pretty much any dirt & grit that accumulates in you engine.

It was recommended by the inmates here. I did 2-500 mile changes with Rotella T to flush the engine: I was a bit surprised by the amount of suspended crap in the oil during the second change.

I'm back to full synthetic. I plan on "flushing" the engine once a year this way. Overkill? Maybe, but compared to a regular oil change I've never seen that much crap caught in oil before.
Did you find that locally or order online?
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:24 AM   #8867
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Walked passed it in the shed

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Old 12-13-2013, 12:46 PM   #8868
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Did you find that locally or order online?
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:18 PM   #8869
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I hope I remember to put both of them together. New front rim on the 990. New top end on the 450.

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Old 12-13-2013, 02:05 PM   #8870
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Wally World

Wish we had one of those around here.

So I picked up this little gadget to check the throttle body sync.



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Old 12-13-2013, 02:14 PM   #8871
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Wish we had one of those around here.

So I picked up this little gadget to check the throttle body sync.



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O'reilly's or whatever they call it these days has it. Amazon will ship it to your door, too, or you can ride up to hilltop mall and stock up on motor oil and cheap underwear at the walmart.

I use rotella exclusively, but sometimes the synthetic stuff and sometimes the dino stuff. 65k and no oil related problems yet. . . .
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:19 PM   #8872
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O'reilly's or whatever they call it these days has it. Amazon will ship it to your door, too, or you can ride up to hilltop mall and stock up on motor oil and cheap underwear at the walmart.

I use rotella exclusively, but sometimes the synthetic stuff and sometimes the dino stuff. 65k and no oil related problems yet. . . .
Cool, thanks. I'll pick some up this weekend.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:49 PM   #8873
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Laugh Temporary shock abs

I sent to maintenance the rear shock absorber. So I built one made of wood to allow a little movement of the bike through the garage. Not suitable for riding!!!





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Old 12-14-2013, 08:59 AM   #8874
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Did you find that locally or order online?
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O'reilly's or whatever they call it these days has it. Amazon will ship it to your door, too, or you can ride up to hilltop mall and stock up on motor oil and cheap underwear at the walmart.

I use rotella exclusively, but sometimes the synthetic stuff and sometimes the dino stuff. 65k and no oil related problems yet. . . .
I'm late, as usual. I'm not a fan of Walmart, I get it at O'Reilly's.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:39 PM   #8875
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Thanks for the tips on where to find Rotella. I was able to grab some at O'Reillys. I flushed the motor and the oil came out clean this time, and the filter came out perfectly straight.


So then I decided to install Charlie's side stand relocator. It's a really solid piece of kit.



Lastly, I synced the throttle bodies using the SK flowmeter. This is a great tool, makes it really easy to sync the TB's.



I went for a little test ride afterwords, put about 20 miles on the bike, and the throttle actuation is much much smoother.


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Old 12-14-2013, 04:48 PM   #8876
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Went for a ride to find dirt to knock the edges off the knobs and blow the cobwebs out.

It was different.



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Old 12-14-2013, 05:26 PM   #8877
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Went for a little ride



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Old 12-14-2013, 06:40 PM   #8878
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Valve Adjustment and spark plugs.





When I pulled the radiator I saw a lot of this goo WTF is that from? Doesnt look like oil really grey and sitting in the hoses

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Old 12-14-2013, 06:43 PM   #8879
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:09 PM   #8880
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