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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-03-2019, 08:42 PM
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Glad you finally found everything. You had my luck. I usually just buy stuff when I see it available. I may not plan on doing it soon, but when it's time, I have it.

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Always used 10w40 semi synthetic in every cruiser bike ive owned, never an issue.
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Glad you finally found everything. You had my luck. I usually just buy stuff when I see it available. I may not plan on doing it soon, but when it's time, I have it.
That's been my usual procedure with my previous bikes: Buying my supplies well ahead of time so they are always on hand when maintenance is due.

Since this is the first maintenance I'm doing on this bike, it's mostly a matter of finding the right stuff for it. Except for the spark plugs and coolant I used on my Honda, everything else is different.

I'm careful not too stock too far ahead though...I had just purchased several cans of BelRay chain lube, chain cleaner, and some other stuff for my Honda before it went South, which means I have about $50.00 worth of supplies I'll never use in the shed. Luckily, one of my students rides a VLX.

OK,
Oil - check
Filter - check
Gear oil - check
Plugs - check

Now to track down a good option for one of those darn air filters...Another topic for another day.
I'm still mulling some Vance and Hines pipes, too.

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It's so rewarding to think you would reach out to us as to what oil to use and you actually listened!
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It's so rewarding to think you would reach out to us as to what oil to use and you actually listened!
Please let my wife know. She's says I don't listen to anyone.

The help was appreciated.

The oil/filter change is done. It took longer than usual...first time on this bike...but it's done. Before I began I had to chase down a new filter removal tool because the one I had for my old Honda didn't fit. I didn't expect it would though, so I did that before I even started the job.

I read somewhere on the net that a 14mm crush washer would do and I already had those in the shed. After I removed the plug, 14mm was obviously too big. My best measurement shows that a 10mm crush washer is needed. It looks like there wasn't one on already, so I did without it this time. I hear it's OK to do that.

How hand tight was a guess, since I couldn't get my truckasaurus hands in there to get a good grip, so I used a tool and some experienced guessing.

What caught me up was the gear oil drain plug. I didn't remove it because I didn't have anything that fit it. That'll have to wait until tomorrow...another run to the auto store.

So here I go again...
Can anyone confirm the ID of the oil drain crush washer?
Is a crush washer needed for the gear oil drain, too. Same size?
What size socket will I need for the gear oil drain plug?....EDIT...Never mind. I was able to freeze a video. It's a 21mm.

As previously confirmed...I'll listen to whut yinz tell me.
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So this mobile 1 15w50 is ok for wet clutch?

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So this mobile 1 15w50 is ok for wet clutch?
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How about Lucas 20w50 motorcycle oil ?

"04" Volusia 800 Limited

"08" C50 W/ Voyager kit
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If you would like to pay more for the same results.......

Mobil1 15w50 has almost the same exact specs as Mobil1 Vtwin 20w50 at a reduced cost.

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I bought the Mobile 1 15w50
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