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post #21 of 97 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 03:50 PM
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Even after updating Firefox browser and restarting the PC, there are still issues with it.

Firefox had updated a couple of weeks ago and I've had problems with the browser since then and that is why I switched to Chrome.
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I mean, I appreciate an oil post as much as anyone, but could you cut me some break with some paragraphs. Do we have anything against paragraphs nowadays?
Nando I'll beat you to within an inch of your life for starting that stuff. Lol
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Probably in the minority here but I always use Honda oil and filter. Niehaus can usually beat anyone around for price.


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Nando I'll beat you to within an inch of your life for starting that stuff. Lol
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Apparently they don't use paragraph in Firefoxville. It saves space cause the world is getting too crowded.

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I saw the Quicksilver too at WM the other day but didn't buy it. I was wondering about the 20w50 and shifting.

My old 88 "LOVED" the Chevron Delo and i mean with capitol letters. It was so clunky and hard to shift on anything else. I tried so many different oils in that bike. Even the VERY expensive NAME brands didn't do well, but it shifted so smooth on the Delo. Sorry, Honda oil didn't work very well in that bike either. I had that bike for 11yrs so i got to try a lot with it in the time I owned and rode it. Thought the tranny was going to go because it just kept getting worse and worse until the Delo.

This '12 seems to be a different animal. Bought the bike with 1600mi on it in Dec.2015 and changed to Delo 15w40. Shifts seemed better especially when cold before the oil warmed up and made it seem like an even thicker oil might work better but never tried 20w50 yet.

Next change was Valvoline motorcycle oil 10w40 and shifts seemed better. Next time it needed to be changed I went back to Delo and noticed it shifting clunkier. Hmmm so it seems to like the Valvoline when my 88 didn't.

20w50 is too thick for when it gets cold here but was curious how well the Quicksilver works in the summer. Might have to try it and find out.

Getting harder to find reasonably priced motorcycle oil to try anywhere around here. They think it should cost twice as much. Walmart doesn't have the Valvoline 10w40 motorcycle oil anymore. I had bought it on clearance last year and NLA from them.

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I still get Valvoline motorcycle 10W40 at Walmart for $3.97 a quart locally.

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Royal Purple 10W30 full synthetic. Also run it in both my Honda generators.
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Red Line 20-50 Full Synthetic here. I live in the desert and need all the help that I can get.

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Even after updating Firefox browser and restarting the PC, there are still issues with it.

Firefox had updated a couple of weeks ago and I've had problems with the browser since then and that is why I switched to Chrome.
The V Bulletin HTML text editor used on this board is not very good. It tends to override and ignore a lot of keyboard input. The problem is not with Firefox. Not only that, but addons like UBlock Origin can jumble things up in the text editor, and cause intended paragraph breaks to be removed.

Tor browser, which is essentially Firefox in high security mode, does not like web based text editors.

Firefox did have an update go sideways a couple of weeks ago, but immediately put out another update to correct the problems. It happens.
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That's not really true. 10w-30 and 10w-40 is the recommended oil even for the early GL1800s. 20w-50 is listed as an alternative only when average high temp conditions are extreme. It doesn't apply to most riders.
10W-30 was not a recommended viscosity weight for the 2001 MY gl1800's. Bottom of page 3-10 in the service manual. "Recommended Engine Oil" Honda GN4 4 stroke oil or equivalent motor oil API service classification SF or SG, Viscosity SAE 10W-40."

The oil viscosity chart at the top of page 3-11 shows the other viscosities that may be used depending on average temperature. 10W-30 is at the bottom with a temp range of 15 deg. F to 90 deg F. 20W-40 and 20W-50 are at the top of the chart, temp range of 30 deg F to past 100 deg F.
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