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Re: Motorcycle Oils vs. Automotive Oils
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:48 PM
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I haven't seen a real good snowfall down here in over 10 years.
You poor thing you. When we get 8-10", you're invited to help with my driveway that is 400 feet long. Just think of the fun you can have here in Cincinnati. Perhaps some of the chaps in Canada will call you when they get it by the foot or two or three. Snow is only good for skiing in the mountains and drawing yellow pictures in the flat lands. Hell I'm getting too old for both of these sports. They're just not as much fun as they used to be.
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:34 AM
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Too funny Mike.

The reason I miss it so much is that I'm from around Buffalo NY. So I remember having to shovel the driveway, de-ice the cars and all that other happy BS. I'm not looking for 6ft+ like we used to get. I'd just like 3-4 feet. Down here, that will shut the state down. I could really use the a few days vacation from work.
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Old 09-22-2006, 04:05 PM
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I'd just like 3-4 feet. Down here, that will shut the state down. I could really use the a few days vacation from work.

HA! An inch shuts everything down in Atlanta. It's really dangerous down here. A few people actually know what to do. The vast majority have no clue...They mow down everything
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:41 PM
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Oh how I know. Was funny when I first moved down back in the mid 80's and the first winter school was closed due to the "threat" of snowfall.

Being from NY, I found that hystarical. I remember going to school when the snow drifts along the side of the road were much taller then I was.

But yea, down here ppl think because they have a 4wd, that they can just drive in it like it's nothing. Can't tell ya how many big trucks I've pulled out of ditches with my little 2wd toyota.
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I recently changed to Castrol GTX 10W-30 and noticed foam in the top part of my crankcase vent tube and the puke catch in the airbox. I'm considering going back to Castrol Actevo. Is a bit of foam normal for this oil? I never noticed it for Actevo?
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:27 AM
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I don't know if Actevo is motorcycle specific but I would stick with motorcycle oils, motorcycles with engine & transmission using the same oil puts much more strain on the oil than cars do.

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I recently changed to Castrol GTX 10W-30 and noticed foam in the top part of my crankcase vent tube and the puke catch in the airbox. I'm considering going back to Castrol Actevo. Is a bit of foam normal for this oil? I never noticed it for Actevo?
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:53 AM
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Actevo is motorcycle specific.
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:21 AM
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I usually run Castrol 20-50 or 10-40 but really am not that picky.....

I am mainly a huge fan of CLEAN oil........
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:59 AM
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I usually run Castrol 20-50 or 10-40 but really am not that picky.....

I am mainly a huge fan of CLEAN oil........
Right on!!! Those that need to run MC specific oils believe what they read. There have been many independent tests on all the oils out there and NONE are any better than the rest, PERIOD. So much talk about oil when the "real deal" is how you maintain your bike and how you ride it. Burnouts and wheelies might be fun but take their toll. Running an engine wide open with little or no load is just as harmful to it as lugging it. The type and brand of engine oil you use has the least effect on your bike. You don't need to believe me, you can check these facts out for yourself or be led by the nose by those that haven't got a clue.
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Old 11-16-2006, 10:04 AM
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Right on!!! Those that need to run MC specific oils believe what they read. There have been many independent tests on all the oils out there and NONE are any better than the rest, PERIOD. So much talk about oil when the "real deal" is how you maintain your bike and how you ride it. Burnouts and wheelies might be fun but take their toll. Running an engine wide open with little or no load is just as harmful to it as lugging it. The type and brand of engine oil you use has the least effect on your bike. You don't need to believe me, you can check these facts out for yourself or be led by the nose by those that haven't got a clue.
Dang! You just described my riding style..
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