New 2011 Vulcan 900 Classic...
I just winterized using Mobile One 4T. How does the Amzoil compared to the Mobile One 4T (motorcycle specific formulation)? What are the specific differences with respect to benefits, if any?
Somebody told me that Mobile One recently removed some of their original formulation additives. So, I opted for the Mobile One 4T, which is the formulation that is supposed to be specifically formulated for motorcycles. At $10.99 per quart, it was kind of expensive compared to non-synthetics, but it only takes about 4 quarts, so I decided to give it a try. I also replaced the oil filter, a Wick brand, from O'Reilly's.
I fogged the engine with STABIL fogging oil, wired up a Schumacher Battery Maintainer (Walmart), wiped down the whole motorcycle, stuffed some plastic bags in the pipes to keep the critters out, and put the cover on.
Does anybody know of a source for fitted covers to actually fit onto the ends of the pipes? Seems like there would be a market for that versus the plastic bag idea, but I haven't been able to find anything like that, maybe just some plastic molded covers made in the shape of the end of the pipes, kind of like a lid that fits over the top of a cup or something. It would be a significantly better barrier compared to the plastic bags, which rodents might mess with.
I haven't decided whether I'll take it out this winter. Some winters are quite mild, and we have occasional days that it gets warm enough to ride, kind of an Indian Summer kind of thing. But, with some of the recommendations I've read not to start it once it has been winterized, I'm torn whether I should start it up if we get a nice day or two this winter.
Last edited by Captain1201; 11-02-2012 at 05:55 PM.