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fatmanracing
02-05-2011, 09:06 AM
I wanted to ask some of you since many of you have more experience with bikes than I do, what oil do you guys generally like best for your bikes? Chain maintenance as well?

Thanks, just thinking ahead to maintenance things I'll need to do before spring gets here, as this year the bike is not going to the stealership for inspection, was fine for the first year to pay them do basically do nothing, but these are all things I can do myself.

Gas Man
02-05-2011, 12:23 PM
Fatman... I'm not sure where you're at, but I generally open my garage and lift up to anybody, in the brotherhood of riding.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Sep%2008%20Day/092708030.jpg

Lift
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Thereturn012.jpg

Swingarm stand
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Wrenchin/SU1HMDAwNTQtMjAxMDEwMTktMTcyNS5qcGc.jpg

I'm an amsoil dealer and can get you any of their products at a discounted rate or you can order directly thru me
http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/default.aspx?zo=1845850

When I had a chain, it was kerosene to clean, then lube/wax the chain.

Spectro just came out with a new clean/lube.
http://www.cyrilhuzeblog.com/2011/02/01/spectro-z-clean-the-next-generation-in-chain-lubrication/

fatmanracing
02-05-2011, 01:16 PM
I'll have to try that chain lube... And on the amsoil, I may take you up on that at some point too.
I have a garage, but I just moved here in November, so I need a little time to get it all setup... =)

I appreciate the offer however, and if you ever need any Mig or Tig welding, I will offer that =)
Mig I can do on site, TIG I cannot yet.

Gas Man
02-06-2011, 02:22 PM
Awesome... well let me know. I'm always open to help.

Mudpuppy
02-07-2011, 10:24 AM
Amsoil ftw and chain lube I use the Maxima racing chain wax. Clean the chain with kerosene, clean the chain with bike wash, dry throughly, check the tension, go for a warm up ride and then put on chain wax on warm chain. Best to use a rear stand.

http://www.amazon.com/Maxima-Racing-Oils-20FLOZ-13-5NTWT/dp/B0012TZ1RU

apex factor
02-12-2011, 08:07 PM
Hey Chris,
how much for 3 quarts of 20w40 and oil filter SMF-111?
Thanks!
-Matt

Fix
02-12-2011, 09:01 PM
Amsoil is good stuff. Actually too good for my 33 year old wet clutch. If I use anything really slippery the clutch will get wonky. I tend to use plain old dinosaur oil. It's been the bikes steady diet for all 40k miles and she's ok for now. But newer bikes generally benefit from those pretty new lubricants.

Gas Man
02-12-2011, 10:31 PM
Hey Chris,
how much for 3 quarts of 20w40 and oil filter SMF-111?
Thanks!
-Matt
For your bike? PM me.

Mad Dog
02-13-2011, 09:26 AM
Amsoil all the way and Chris is the guy!

Lrider
12-25-2011, 09:56 PM
To Gas Man,
Running Amsoil 20/50 in my 09 Low Rider, what are your thoughts on how many miles between oil changes. I've been
changing it at 5,000 mi intervals. Is it necessary to change it this often being it's a synthetic?

Gas Man
12-26-2011, 12:32 AM
I run the same and same interval. But I'm an oil nut on my bike. I even change the primary oil every 5k and the trans (amsoil 75-110 gear oil) yearly.

If you read hd's pov on it. They still call for it on the 5k interval if running their SE syn oil. And while I think amsoil is better I run the same recommendations.

I do similar in my wife's ford. It suggest 10k interval on motorcraft syn/dino blend. I run pure syn amsoil (xl 10k oil) and still do 10k change. Amsoil sells a 25k oil for $2 more a quart but I'm comfy with her 10k changes.

Mad Dog
12-26-2011, 11:11 AM
I run the same and same interval. But I'm an oil nut on my bike. I even change the primary oil every 5k and the trans (amsoil 75-110 gear oil) yearly.
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Same here.:iagree: