that looks like a neat bike lift you have there, that blue one, what is that?
That's a Princess Auto lift. They normally want an arm and a leg for them. But every now and then the put them on sale for half price. I paid around $60 for mine last summer: https://www.princessauto.com/en/1100-lb-motorcycle-atv-lift/product/PA0008667818that looks like a neat bike lift you have there, that blue one, what is that?
I agree 100%, I use the recommended oil and filter (Kawi S4 Synthetic). I've had the bike for 10 years and never a single issue related to oil/filter.I have a Kawasaki, so I use Kawasaki oil 10-40 Synthetic. (Actually Kawasaki doesn't produce oil, they purchase it from one of the major oil companies and put it in their own bottles).
One last point: Other than a catastrophic oil leak (very rare you have to admit) when have you ever heard of an engine failure due to one type of oil or another? In fact, years ago, there was a commercial on TV where they ran an engine mounted on a test stand after draining all the oil. The engine ran and ran and ran at full RPMs to prove that the lubrication coating the cylinder walls lasted well after all the oil had drained, by which time of course the low oil pressure sensor would shut it down.BUT you post blasphemy on a bike site about oil!
Do you really think ANYONE will believe you or make any change to their theory about the oil they use or the change interval!?!?!?!
Wow, you do way more than me. An oil/filter change once a year, K&N air filter clean & lube in the Spring and take the wheels to the dealer for new tires every 2 years.I don't ride much so one oil/filter change in the Spring to start the riding season is enough for the year, one of the maintenance tasks I enjoy doing along with rad fluid change every 2 years, brake fluid changes every 2 years I don't enjoy that much
You know, I always wondered how people can tell if there are new unusual engine noises, baring the howls of a blown stator or some such. My bike is very noisy to begin with (compared to my previous bikes) and it's apparently perfectly normal for the V900's!I ran Walmart reg.15w40 oil and a supertech filter in my vn800c for years ( 55k miles). No problems, clutch, leaks engine noises,..nothing.