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#3382392 - 05/27/14 07:25 PM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: sunruh]
Mackelroy Offline


Registered: 12/03/04
Posts: 952
Loc: Florida /Texas
Do you still have your vfr, is that what your testing the 0w40 in?


Edited by Mackelroy (05/27/14 07:26 PM)

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#3382844 - 05/28/14 08:27 AM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: Mackelroy]
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Registered: 06/28/05
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Loc: Cedar Park, TX
i still have my 04 vfr800 but no the 0w40 is being tested in the yz250f mixmasterofdoom

neither are getting ridden much as i have gone back to swimming and winning national championships at it vs being a soso local harescramble racer and until this last week was too dusty to ride offroad anywhere around here.
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#3383026 - 05/28/14 12:17 PM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: sunruh]
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All the free areas for offroad is all but gone isn't it?

I sold my cr500 back in 2000, I moved to florida for a year in 2004, they had a lot of forest area that could be ridden, no cactus, no thorns, and you could ride in the rain cause, no mud it was all sand, it was great for a dual sport, cause the roads alone were limited..


Edited by Mackelroy (05/28/14 12:18 PM)

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#3383083 - 05/28/14 01:24 PM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: Mackelroy]
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Loc: Cedar Park, TX
even most of the pay places have closed.
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#3386003 - 06/01/14 01:34 AM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: sunruh]
29662 Offline


Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 524
Loc: sc/fl
Originally Posted By: sunruh
i still have my 04 vfr800 but no the 0w40 is being tested in the yz250f mixmasterofdoom

neither are getting ridden much as i have gone back to swimming and winning national championships at it vs being a soso local harescramble racer and until this last week was too dusty to ride offroad anywhere around here.


Out of curiosity Sunruh, what ARE you running in your vfr800. I've got an '03; love that exhaust growl.

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#3386854 - 06/02/14 09:59 AM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: Mackelroy]
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Registered: 06/28/05
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Loc: Cedar Park, TX
right now its the dealership fill of hondaline gn 10w40
or whatever that is.
i've ridden so little that it still looks new in the sight glass window. and the miles says, yes it should be still new.
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#3386984 - 06/02/14 12:45 PM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: Mackelroy]
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Loc: sc/fl
Have you ever done any UOA'S on the viffer? Just curious.

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#3387039 - 06/02/14 01:57 PM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: Mackelroy]
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nope havent ridden it enough...sad...very sad
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#3403587 - 06/22/14 07:52 AM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: sunruh]
Mackelroy Offline


Registered: 12/03/04
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Loc: Florida /Texas
Originally Posted By: sunruh
right now its the dealership fill of hondaline gn 10w40
or whatever that is.
i've ridden so little that it still looks new in the sight glass window. and the miles says, yes it should be still new.


Are you selling the bike, or getting something repaired?

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#3404372 - 06/23/14 08:06 AM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: Mackelroy]
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Registered: 06/28/05
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Loc: Cedar Park, TX
ha ha are you kidding? no way!

riding is part of my life.

i learned to ride a motorcycle before i learned to ride a bicycle.
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#3435701 - 07/25/14 07:41 PM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: sunruh]
Mackelroy Offline


Registered: 12/03/04
Posts: 952
Loc: Florida /Texas
Im closing in on 2500 mile mark with Valvoline mc oil, Im only running another uoa to see if my lead count is the same general area, Im expecting it to be.

I ran a 200 mile flush with Supertech 15w40, before installing the Valvoline.

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#3450474 - 08/09/14 10:49 AM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: Mackelroy]
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Hey Mack, how would you rate the Valvoline oil for shift quality and NVH?

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#3450829 - 08/09/14 06:48 PM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: 29662]
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Loc: Florida /Texas
I just dumped the Valvoline 10w40 today 2500 miles, Its as good as any and wasn't replaced due to shift quality degrade. To tell yeah the truth, it seemed fine on install, and only got better with more miles. I swapped back to Castrol 4 t , but all oils are on sale till aug 25 at autozone, so I may pick up another batch of Valvoline before it expires.

By sight , the Valvoline looked really nice on drain out, definitely could have extended, I retrieved a sample, and will probably send it in soon.

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#3451418 - 08/10/14 12:14 PM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: Mackelroy]
Mackelroy Offline


Registered: 12/03/04
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Loc: Florida /Texas
UHHH I want the Valvoline back, Castrol has much stronger clutch grip and translates into notchy shifting . This was the second time Ive ran Castrol 4t and didn't notice the last time. Maybe I was coming off a diesil or car oil at the time and that's why I didn't notice.

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#3454790 - 08/13/14 07:58 PM Re: Redline 10w30/ 20w50 2006 VFR800 [Re: Mackelroy]
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Thanks Mack. I also have a vfr800, and am always looking for a good oil at a good price. I've been running T6 for the last few oil changes, and it's done well. But I am a member of BITOG, so you know.

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