Yes, I was wondering about engine overheating as well. I have the iron engine bike, 2001 Classic. I just took her out for a short ride this weekend, stayed below 30 MPH, but the engine seemed to be getting quite hot. Not sure if iron engine bikes tend to get hotter than Electra.
Sounds like the perfect ride.The only thing I did for the heat was switch from 15-40 to 20-50.If you find your cylinder leaning to one side or the other, it might be time for a cool-off.
Semi-Synthetic oil is recommended in the UCE owner's manual. Mine came with Silkolene 15-50 semi synth and I've used it since for both oil changes so far. What real difference does fully synth make?
The full synthetic oil is the same price as the semi-synthetic around here and the semi-synthetic is hard to find. Aside from that I don't think that there is any difference at all. The G5 is the first vehicle I've ever put any form of synthetic anything in. Personally I think it's a waste of good money. But then there is the warranty period to satisfy CJ
I bought a pile of parts a while back and in it was 3qts of that Royal Purple synthetic oil. I put it in my Triumph and it made a big difference.I had a purple puddle on the floor instead of that "hand rubbed oil" finish.CJ