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    Default General Maintenance

    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.
    ~Rich
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    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.


    Lift


    Swingarm stand


    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/def...spx?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...n-lubrication/
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    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.
    ~Rich
    ~'08 B-King

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    Awesome... well let me know. I'm always open to help.
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    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-.../dp/B0012TZ1RU
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    Hey Chris,
    how much for 3 quarts of 20w40 and oil filter SMF-111?
    Thanks!
    -Matt

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apex factor View Post
    Hey Chris,
    how much for 3 quarts of 20w40 and oil filter SMF-111?
    Thanks!
    -Matt
    For your bike? PM me.
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    Amsoil all the way and Chris is the guy!
    I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.
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    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?

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