Winter coming

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Bacon Andy
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Re: Winter coming

Postby Bacon Andy » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:26 pm

chaos2 wrote:My winter oil Rotella T6, makes starting much easier. I just leave 20-50 in the gearbox, but then I only ride down to 0F or so. Might be worth going to a thinner oil if shifting got to be a problem.

What grade is your Rotella? 10-40?
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Re: Winter coming

Postby Bacon Andy » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:00 pm

Found it, 5-40. duh, just look a little harder.
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Re: Winter coming

Postby EricD » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:05 pm

5/40 recommended by Ural so that's what's going in. Mobile 1 in the tranny. I'll let everyone know how it goes. If I notice no difference at all, I'll be happy.
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Re: Winter coming

Postby Jdsova » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:49 pm

Lost my Info ---at what temp (f) do you change to the 5/40?
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Re: Winter coming

Postby Doc » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:26 am

rshondo wrote:My oil of choice is Red Line!

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Re: Winter coming

Postby Bacon Andy » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:11 am

Only one week sence 2500k maintence but, so far my bike starts easier than ever and has smoothed out threw the power bands with Rotella t6 5-40. Temps dropping into the teems next week. Not worried.
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2004 Night Train, fast
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WTH? I've never had an original idea!

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Re: Winter coming

Postby chaos2 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:42 pm

after 4 winter riding seasons I'm getting the hang of this. the bike's running great, starting 1st kick, and I've got the proper gear through trial and error so I'm as comfy at 20F as I am at 75F. Hippo hands, flannel jeans, layers and a Schuberth with Pinlock. No electric heat, something about plugging in just does not sit well with me. Maybe if I was taking longer rides but it's usually just for an hour or less. Life is good
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Re: Winter coming

Postby Bacon Andy » Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:26 pm

Got my first ever snowmobile bib/pants. I'm very impressed with the quality of stuff these days. Haven't had snow suit in near 40 years. Just Carharts and Navy Boatswain Blues. Haha. I do have Thinsulate, water proof riding boots, but I found out today they are only going to be good for 20-30 minutes. Thought about selling a gun to get the $300.00 needed for snowmobile boots, then I slapped myself, laughed, and started working on plan B. Having a RIOT!!!
80ish Kawa 650 LTD gone
76 Guzzi 850T-3 needs to go, parts bike
2004 Night Train, fast
2013 GU, loaded.
WTH? I've never had an original idea!


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