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Author Topic: Engine Oil  (Read 480 times)

pmanaz1973

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Re: Engine Oil
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2015, 07:42:07 PM »
Different strokes for different folks.

I'm going to stay with what I've been doing for 55 years.  I have yet to have a problem on any of my vehicles due to lubrication issues. :)

+1  Five air cooled bikes and only one major failure - I was flogging my rebuilt 76 Harley Sporty on I-80 at about 75 mph. for long durations and it finally sucked a valve on the rear cylinder. 
1991 XR250L (traded for)
1976 Harley XLH 1000 (blew up)
1993 CBR 600 (sold for)
1976 Norton Commando 850 (traded for)
1972 BMW R75/5 (sold)
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Re: Engine Oil
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2015, 07:36:22 PM »
Thanks friend :)

gashousegorilla

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Re: Engine Oil
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2015, 08:14:24 PM »
Here we go again.....  ;D

I use RotellaT 15w40.  Holds up well to the hot engine temps and has lots of ZDDP (zinc phosphorus) which modern oils no longer have.


  +1 to that  ;)    The under side of this forged AVL piston after a season of flogging and high reving.  Untouched and uncleaned.......
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singhg5

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Re: Engine Oil
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2015, 08:16:40 PM »

  +1 to that  ;)    The under side of this forged AVL piston after a season of flogging and high reving.  Untouched and uncleaned.......

CLEAN it is  :).

What is the imprint JE ?
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gremlin

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Re: Engine Oil
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2015, 08:20:14 PM »

  +1 to that  ;)    The under side of this forged AVL piston after a season of flogging and high reving.  Untouched and uncleaned.......

Nice piston, I put a cast AVL in mine.  Who sells forged ?
1996 Trophy 1200
2011 RE B5
1979 XS11 w/vetter terraplane
1981 XS11 streetfighter
1983 Venture Royale
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gashousegorilla

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Re: Engine Oil
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2015, 08:27:13 PM »
CLEAN it is  :).

What is the imprint JE ?

 JE pistons Singh... California.   High quality stuff for sure.


Nice piston, I put a cast AVL in mine.  Who sells forged ?

  I think CMW does ?   Or you get them made . ;)
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