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  1. Found oil

    I know this is an oil thread and all....but I'll chime in with what I'm pretty sure is good intel. Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Not sure if the Amzoil you found is for motorcycles or cars. Most of the oil for cars use friction modifiers. There were added to automobile oils years back to meet a certain designation. They improve mileage by making things slide against each other with less friction. They are like little ball bearings on a molecular level. Car makers tell the owners to use this designation. The cars get better mileage and everybody (owners, car makers, government) is happy. The oils with friction modifiers don't work real well with a wet clutch. They make it slip. Motorcycle oil for wet clutch's don't have friction modifiers. Also, the stuff used in diesels and fleet lubrication service don't have it either. I don't remember why, but that is why it is OK to use Delo or Rotella. So... if the Amzoil you found is for cars, it might have friction modifiers.
  2. Lake Isabella

    The KOA in Weldon (Just east of Lake Isabella) is a nice place. They are very off road friendly. Supporters of Stewards of the Sequoias. It is a KOA...and not like camping in the woods, but I like to mention them when people ask about camping in that area, just because they support the folks who keep all that single track open and maintain it. If you're camping in an RV and want hookups, it is the place to go. Plus...it is the only KOA that has it's own bar.
  3. CID Birthday?

    Happy (day late) B-Day !
  4. KTM Twins beware!

    Their facebook page sez they are in the middle of a move to new facility, could be the reason for the prob. I've had good luck with them in the past.
  5. Goldentyres

    Yep. Answered my own question. Guess I shoulda looked first.
  6. Goldentyres

    Is the Fatty Shinko cheaper than the Fatty Golden?
  7. Also...as a reference: Ron is gone but the shop is still operating. I don't have any first hand experience with the new owners, but I've heard they are very good. Ron Bishop Motorcycles, 802 W Washington Ave # A, Escondido, CA 92025, (760) 747-1360
  8. Latest Comms Update But wait... there's more!

    upgrading the Bao Feng antenna to this one helps a bunch: https://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Genuine-NA-701-SMA-Female-BTECH/dp/B00KBZLOHC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1516144366&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=authentic+genuine+nagoya+na-701&psc=1
  9. Spot Tracker

    With the inReach, when you send text messages, do you need to use a smart phone or can you text directly from the inReach device? Is this the same with the new Garmin labeled inReach and the old Delorme unit?
  10. Bagstr if you are interested in Yammy Enduros you might like this site: https://www.yamaha-enduros.com/ Lots of Yamaha enduro bikes and parts are available. I had a RT1B360 for about a year or so, back a few years ago. Bought if from Thumper Bob. Wife talked me into selling it. "you don't ride it" "insurance" "registration" "blah" "blah". Shoulda never sold it. It was fun riding that thing. Every time I rode it to a store, I would walk out and there would be a group of guys standing around it. They would say, "I used to have one of those". They built bazillions of them. Still pretty reasonable in price. I think the TY has been ridden a bit, but it is still probably very valuable to a collector being serial #1. That is cool. Those Dunkel Bros do appreciate mechanical works of art. Thanks.
  11. Wanna know a secret? The No-Toil Cleaner is 95%-100% Sodium Carbonate. Check out the MSDS. Not sure how much it costs. Probably too much. Arm and Hammer Washing Soda is 100% Sodium Carbonate. It costs about $4 a box at Wallyworld. One box will last a many years. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Arm-Hammer-Super-Washing-Soda-Household-Cleaner-Laundry-Booster-55-oz/19407690?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=5338&adid=22222222227015530436&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40343053112&wl4=pla-78303208712&wl5=9031345&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=19407690&wl13=5338&veh=sem notoilcleaner.pdf