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Old 07-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #31
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There are stores in Wyoming that sell oil.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:56 PM   #32
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nawww i am from Louisiana.... not Alabama!
Here in Dixie we don't soil ourselves but we do smell a bit ripe from time to time...kinda depends on the weather...I usually bath in the late afternoon rains...it's easier to dry off.

My telephone says Western Electric on it and it has a crank on the side of the box. Also, we don't get very good radio reception after dark when the wife comes in off the treadmill generator.

I gotta be careful that the neighbors don't smell my still out in the woods or they'll want to drink all the drippings.

Finally, I do use Royal Purple from time to time...I get it used from a fella up the road who drains it outta his tractor...we Bar-b-Q with it...smoked RP pork ribs or dog ribs...yummy.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:04 PM   #33
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There are 17 listed truck stops on I-25 between Cody and the southern CO/WY border. They all sell oil, and gas too.

In fact, when I travel the interstates, I always use truck stop fuel. The places are usually clean, they have good prices, well maintained fueling equipment, they turn fuel over frequently and they have a shower if you need it.

I would be very interested to hear of your ride from Colorado Springs to Cody and learn of how much oil you used.

Keep us posted.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:09 PM   #34
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I wonder....is this considered an oil thread?

We haven't heard from Anorak...Anorak sir, please jump in here...whaddya think?
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:21 PM   #35
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We haven't heard from Anorak...Anorak sir, please jump in here...whaddya think?


The dinosaurs died for their sins to allow us to ride all the way to Cody without running out of oil as long as we properly torque our oil drain plugs!
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #36
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There are 17 listed truck stops on I-25 between Cody and the southern CO/WY border. They all sell oil, and gas too.

In fact, when I travel the interstates, I always use truck stop fuel. The places are usually clean, they have good prices, well maintained fueling equipment, they turn fuel over frequently and they have a shower if you need it.

I would be very interested to hear of your ride from Colorado Springs to Cody and learn of how much oil you used.

Keep us posted.
you shower often do ya? Could it be your scoot is blowing out to much lubricant.... maybe if you used............damn i almost said it..... never mind....my bad

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Old 07-18-2013, 07:59 PM   #37
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I carried a litre 10,000 km to the west coast and back east on a shakedown run the year before an Alaska trip. Crappy 09 GSA only used 200 ml, hardly half the site glass. On the Alaska trip, 28,500 km, three oil changes, added zero between changes. It isn't a Harley. Don't need to carry oil unless...

Is there an issue with your brand and grade of oil?
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:49 PM   #38
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carrying oil

After considering all you thoughtful inputs I have decided on the following method.

I will soak my kitchen sponge in oil over night put in the baggie I had my PB & J sandwich in the day before the trip. Throw it in the bottom of my saddlebag and that way in the unlikely scenario I or my riding buddies need some oil I can squeeze out the correct amount.

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:58 PM   #39
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In all seriousness, I have a new GSA and on a recent trip, I was two states away and looked down at my oil window, and it was near the bottom of the level. I've never had a bike that did that (always owned Japanese bikes), so it did catch me a little off guard. I picked up a quart and used only about a third of it, and carried the partially used container in a garbage bag the rest of the trip. No issues. I still keep it on my bike when leaving for any distance, but really haven't needed it on the road since then. I'm heading to AK in a month, will I bring a new quart with me? Probably. Likely unnecessary, but it'll alleviate any wonders I may have while traveling. I'm hoping that experience was due to the bike being so new, and trust that eventually it'll settle in.

After reading some of the posts in this thread, I now realize it wasn't a big deal, but at the time, getting my hands on a quart of oil was all I could think about.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:20 AM   #40
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If you can see oil in the sight glass you have plenty of oil.

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Old 07-19-2013, 08:44 AM   #41
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I am planning a trip up to Cody Wyo and want to carry some spare oil to top up 2001 GS. I don't want to carry a partial Qt bottle of oil in my panniers. Is there holder that goes on the outside of panniers to hold an oil can??????????

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Look up fuel bottles and you will find a ton of threads about various options and they all work for oil bottles as well.

As for your original question, if you only need a little top off oil and your concern about putting it into the bags is based on normal containers leaking after they have been opened then I reccomend a 250ml nalgene bottle. They are small enough to fit under the seat but I have never had one leak so I just throw it in my top box.

My bike consumes a pretty good amount of oil so I carry this one for when the oil gets to the bottom edge of the sight window in 800-1000 miles I dump this in and it gets me to the middle of the window and another 400-500 which is usually enough to get me home without having to buy more along the way.

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Old 07-19-2013, 08:59 AM   #42
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I think you should also drink it.
Not only do I drink Royal Purple, I bathe in it as well.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:21 AM   #43
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Not only do I drink Royal Purple, I bathe in it as well.
it sheds water so well you save money on towels!
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:33 AM   #44
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it sheds water so well you save money on towels!
Oh, not just that! The high gloss sheen left by Royal Purple has rendered me absolutely irresistible to the opposite sex. They throw themselves at me left and right. I am exhausted!
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:37 AM   #45
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Oh, not just that! The high gloss sheen left by Royal Purple has rendered me absolutely irresistible to the opposite sex. They throw themselves at me left and right. I am exhausted!
but wouldnt they just slide right past you?
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