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  1. Question About Motor Oil

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Hi Fellow Riders, I'm new here and I have a question about motor oil I bought today but did not yet use. I want to run it by you guys to see if it is good to use in my 'new' 2005 VTX 1300R. It is Valvoline 4T Stroke, Full Synthetic 10W-40. I see nothing on the label about additives or energy...
  2. Oil Consumption- Synthetic Oil vs Conventional Oil

    General MC Message Board
    I am now using synthetic oil, specifically for V Twins, and have been for a while. I got lazy and went a while without checking the oil level. When I checked it, it was barely showing on the bottom of the dipstick. The bike has about 14,000 miles with about 6,000 miles on this oil change. My...
  3. Back in the USA!

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Hi everyone, I returned to the states a week ago from Afghanistan and am trying to get my bike road ready. I left my ride at the house, this time for my DW take care, but I think I should have left the bike at my Dad's house again for this deployment. After washing off all the dust and...
  4. Questions about mods?

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I'm thinking about doing a few things to the bike and I'm looking for some feedback from you guys with more experience. If you want to respond to one or more of these issues that would be great. 1. Oil change. The dealer wants $92, including oil. This is the 4000 mile first change. Should...
  5. Lifting a bike for an oil change!

    General MC Message Board
    :yikes: Dont try this @ home: But we did and :dontknow: there has to be an easier way! We couldn't find the blocks of wood for the front and rear tire so we made do with some 1970's metal ramps...