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Old 09-23-2013, 06:35 PM   #10846
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Thanks mate, I haven't seen any warnings about using friction modified oils? Id guess don't use though?
"Generally" it is not recommended with a wet clutch, but there are exceptions.

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Old 09-23-2013, 10:32 PM   #10847
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Thanks mate, I haven't seen any warnings about using friction modified oils? Id guess don't use though?
The specs are in the back of the owners manual. SAE 5W-40, API SL / JASO MA2

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Old 09-24-2013, 03:00 AM   #10848
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I get more heat off my f800gs than my 1200... Not noticed any heat to speak of on either side even when stopped in traffic with the radiator fan going on the right.
I fully agree with that. (had the F8GS too)
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:48 AM   #10849
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no wax but Plexus..

LOVE LOVE LOVE that stuff...
Nice one - just googled it... although doesn't seem to be readily available on our island... will keep an eye out.

There seems to be a number of aviation products being marketed for vehicular use, ACF-50 for example, absolutely tip top stuff.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:00 AM   #10850
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Honda has a product very similar to Plexus- can is white, pink and black

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Old 09-25-2013, 07:21 AM   #10851
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Are there any Wee Strom to LC converts on here? I'm curious if anyone is noticing the heat on the right side of the LC as reported by some. I never noticed any heat coming off my Wee but my Super Tenere is throwing some serious heat off the left side.

I'm mulling over the LC and really don't feel like dealing with another bike blowing heat on my legs.

Before the S10 crowd descends on me and tears me limb-to-limb, I'm in Florida (flipping hot) and yes there's heat and yes it bothers me. I know it doesn't bother some of you. My bike, my call.

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Odd... Commuted daily in Tokyo's sweltering summer on my S10 and experienced no heat-related discomfort.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:19 AM   #10852
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Odd... Commuted daily in Tokyo's sweltering summer on my S10 and experienced no heat-related discomfort.
I get this comment a lot and I have no idea why mine is so different. I have others that is bothers and some stating "what heat?". I'm sorry but there's no way on my bike you can ride it and not notice it.

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Old 09-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #10853
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no wax but Plexus..

LOVE LOVE LOVE that stuff...
Carnuba Wax and poly (Rejex-used in aviation and on Corvettes) all over...no problems
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:07 PM   #10854
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I get this comment a lot and I have no idea why mine is so different. I have others that is bothers and some stating "what heat?". I'm sorry but there's no way on my bike you can ride it and not notice it.

Dave...
I to live in Florida but have not noticed any heat issue on my S10 in 20k miles.
Perhaps you should have this discussion with your dealer. Don't think you'll find a fix here.

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Old 09-25-2013, 07:31 PM   #10855
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I to live in Florida but have not noticed any heat issue on my S10 in 20k miles.
Perhaps you should have this discussion with your dealer. Don't think you'll find a fix here.

Regards, Paul
Actually this is exactly where I'm going to find my fix.

Like I said some folks don't notice it.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:56 AM   #10856
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Actually this is exactly where I'm going to find my fix.

Like I said some folks don't notice it.
So it' a replacement you seek?

Why blame the S10 for your BMW lust? It's OK to be a bike whore.

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Old 09-26-2013, 05:34 AM   #10857
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So it' a replacement you seek?

Why blame the S10 for your BMW lust? It's OK to be a bike whore.

Regards, Paul
It's a bike that doesn't roast the chestnuts I so desire. I always thought I'd end up on a GS someday but not for a few more years. I don't want to belittle the S10 because thousands of folks love that bike and don't have any issues with it. I guess I'm just more sensitive to the heat than most.

I'll know more after my demo ride in Pensacola on Saturday.

Don't whores typically make money?

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:29 AM   #10858
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It's a bike that doesn't roast the chestnuts I so desire. I always thought I'd end up on a GS someday but not for a few more years. I don't want to belittle the S10 because thousands of folks love that bike and don't have any issues with it. I guess I'm just more sensitive to the heat than most.

I'll know more after my demo ride in Pensacola on Saturday.

Don't whores typically make money?

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To whore: " a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain"

I hope the demo goes well and is gentle on your over sensitive parts.

While your testing take a spin on the F800GT, it brings a whole new meaning to
"hot boiled peanuts".

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Old 09-26-2013, 08:06 AM   #10859
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It's a bike that doesn't roast the chestnuts I so desire. I always thought I'd end up on a GS someday but not for a few more years. I don't want to belittle the S10 because thousands of folks love that bike and don't have any issues with it. I guess I'm just more sensitive to the heat than most.

I'll know more after my demo ride in Pensacola on Saturday.

Don't whores typically make money?

Dave...
After having a summer-long demo ride on the SIL's GSW, I have figured out that, despite being of advancing age, it is the one bike for me and I just pulled the trigger on a 2014 with all the goodies an hour ago. Two-wheeled road sofas and other bikes are now officially a thing of my (long time riding) past. May your demo ride go as well; however, it took me a number of days and rides to figure this out.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:48 AM   #10860
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After having a summer-long demo ride on the SIL's GSW, I have figured out that, despite being of advancing age, it is the one bike for me and I just pulled the trigger on a 2014 with all the goodies an hour ago. Two-wheeled road sofas and other bikes are now officially a thing of my (long time riding) past. May your demo ride go as well; however, it took me a number of days and rides to figure this out.
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