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    If per your maintenance schedule you want to over-wrench, go right ahead. Me I prefer to ride more.

    Maybe I'm just dumb lucky with 94 RS, untouched original injectors, fuel pump, fuel regulator. Original final drive untouched in 175,000 miles, running synthetic 75W90 changed every 20k. replaced the driveshaft. 3rd clutch (2nd one was my screw-up). Engine internals untouched, running synthetic oil changed every 5k. I rebuilt the alternator, rebuilt the TB's, replaced the starter, replaced the timing chain tensioners. Done all my own maintenance, and I'm no mechanic. Bike still runs great,

    I have though, for years, run a bottle of Techron through the fuel system at least twice per 10,000 miles. Have used Marvel oil in the past too. Don't see any need to change MY maintenance program now.
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    What I'm wondering is how often the OP changes the AMSOIL Nitrogen in his tires ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger 04 RT View Post
    What I'm wondering is how often the OP changes the AMSOIL Nitrogen in his tires ...
    Ooooohhhh, good one, I bet he uses Amsoil muffler bearing grease as well.
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    Final drive only/no oils

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwmotorwerkz View Post
    GSAddict - I bought my RT with 36,200 miles on it and the FD gave out at 37,000+. It was already ruined by the last owner. When I first drained the final drive it came out like melted licorice. That's abuse and non-maintenance. Using 75W140 Severe Gear had nothing to do with it. I'd like to know what your basis is for claiming the use of heavy gear oil has caused problems. Lets see the stories and the evidence. As stated before, I've used Amsoil in all of my dozens of motorcycles and always used a heavier gear oil. No issues in 40 years. You were saying?


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    This bike is 10+ years old with 37,000 miles on it. At some time, this bike sat for a long time. The final drive is vented and will attract stuff; water, vapors and dust. The oil you changed out of it was most likely after bringing it home after a short test ride. Some one started off with a dry upper half of the final drive. Rusting and pitting and flaking into the oil you changed out.
    These bikes NEED to be ridden! I see more seal failures from bikes that have low mileage for there age. The upper half of the seal goes dry and scores till lubed again.

    Good Luck with the bike, but I see a main seal, transmission input seal and a final drive pinion seal in your future..it's not a thing about the oil you use, this bike sat and rotating things on dry seals will score them....

    My two cents.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselyoda View Post
    Ooooohhhh, good one, I bet he uses Amsoil muffler bearing grease as well.
    And Amsoil headlight fluid.....the pink stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSAddict View Post
    And Amsoil headlight fluid.....the pink stuff.
    I thought the headlight fluid was certified for life. Can I replace what's in there with DOT 5?
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    Interesting too, doesn't Amsoil advertise thier products are effective at longer usage intervals, thus offsetting the higher cost of the product. But his maintenance schedule actually DOUBLES the fluid change interval, thus getting 1/2 the life of standard fluids.

    Hmm,...I believe in Amsoil products, seems he should too by supporting their recommendations to use longer fluid change intervals.

    Kinda like,.....a Ford car salesman only driving Chevy products?
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