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by airmale
Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 37881

oil

To Colin and all, Please understand that I am not criticizing anyone for there choice of oil. We all have the information at our fingertips to make an informed decision on this. My only motivation is to gain the knowledge of more experienced Desmo owners. I appreciate the input of all. I hope I have...
by airmale
Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Rescued 900SS
Replies: 2
Views: 2950

Thanks Tim, Don't Let the Silentiums fool you, I sharpended a 1 inch pipe and drove it through both the inner and outer baffles. This resulted in a configuration and sound just like the conti`s. The bike came with a rare 2 into 1 conti exhaust that I can put on anytime. The silentiums look stock but...
by airmale
Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 37881

oil

Hi again everyone, Thanks to Colin and others for the great links and lots of interesting reading. After doing lots of this, my only question is ,” Why the heck are you guys using straight weight oil”? The best reason I’ve read to date, is that someone else recommended it. In all this reading, the o...
by airmale
Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 37881

Hi Again guys, Colin makes a great point that the trans is the place where oil damage will occur. That being said, most modern bikes have integral transmissions and motorcycle oils have been engineered with this in mind. The addition of anti- wear additives in all modern oils is practically standard...
by airmale
Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 37881

Craig, The book is Ducati Twins Restoration, Page 103 under "engine oil grade". He says good things about multi grade, but doesn't like GTX as too high in detergent content. I agree that detergent in a dirty engine is bad, but in a clean engine it will stay clean. Perhaps he was talking specifically...
by airmale
Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 37881

The Dreaded oil Question

Craig, Thanks for the input, I have Mick Walkers book and don't know why he bad mouths GTX, I may email him for more info on that. I forgot to mention the synthetic thing. When Mobile 1 first came out, I was working for Honda. I must have repaired 100 clutches the first year due to slippage. The oil...
by airmale
Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Rescued 900SS
Replies: 2
Views: 2950

Rescued 900SS

Steve and everyone, Just a few pics of the new 900SS. This bike was rescued from ebay. It's a 1981 900SS that the last owner had in his garage since 1990, it was ridden only 100 miles until I bought it in 2005. It ran terrible until I repaired the pickup wiring harness. She is now a 1-kick bike and ...
by airmale
Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 37881

The dreaded oil Question!!!

As a proud new owner of a 1981 900SS I am concerned about the question of what oil to use. I am an experienced rider and mechanic of some 30 years and have owned 18 different bikes over this time. I have spent 7 of those years as a bike mechanic and 5 in semi-pro motorcycle drag racing. I am also a ...
by airmale
Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: to glue or not to glue?
Replies: 4
Views: 3720

to glue or not

Use caution, most modern gaskets are impregnated with there own sealer. This is a plastic compound that coats the gasket and melts to seal with heat. If the gasket is smooth and shiny it is coated and should not be sealed. A plan paper gasket is easy to spot as it is dull and porous. Most of the gas...

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