As an aside, I had to send the oil from my car for analysis to a lab to get proof backed by actual numbers that there was an issue. It was then recognized and the dealer put in a manufacture-supplied update after this. I did try telling the dealer that there was an issue but their eye-ball...
Makes sense and the proof is in the actual on-road design execution of today's bikes. Stratospheric rpm + multi cylinder = high HP. Tho' to make a bike easier to ride, there has to be "torque". This brings us to the oft repeated controversy of torque vs HP aka twins vs fours.
Here is another "wrinkle" to consider.
The inertia of the recoprocating mass is conveyed to the crankshaft. So, can a twin with really small crank journals equate to a four with large and heavy journals?
(only asking and I claim no expertise in the matter and the question is hypothetical, as...
Others have posted a lot of interesting viewpoints and info that is useful and an "oil" thread always draws out many comments.
If you are curious to get the "numbers", I had used AGAT labs for the oil analysis and you can drop the samples off at their Mississauga office for (no charge) onward...
"Numbers", will provide you with an accurate answer.
By "numbers", I mean an oil analysis.
Take a sample of each before using (fresh from the container) and then a sample of each after 5000 km.
Send the four samples to an oil lab and the lab will give you a comparison and you can make a...
The S1000R is a great street bike, plenty of oomph, comfortable and has the electronic "nannies" to safety assist , I enjoyed the BMW shift-assist on that bike. Some have complained about the traditional i-4 buzziness coming thru the handlebars but I did not find that intrusive.
Oil pipelines bursting?
Oil pipelines will not burst/explode. At the most a flange or midway pump may develop a leak. There is technology to immediately detect that and a crew can be helicopter'd in, repairs can be done in 1 - 2 hrs. (trust me, been there done that).
Once in operation, the...
I like that, it is the essence of motorcyling!
Tho' it has nearly got me into trouble when the "reserve" light flashes and I am in the middle of nowhere.
BTW: Many years back my M2 instructor said the same thing, "just get up and go"
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Please share your preference for the app that you use for mobike trip planning and route navigation.
I have not used either and my preference is to opt for the one that provides the maximum features on a "free" basis.
No intention to make this into another "oil" thread, just looking for your...
Appears that us peeps in GTA (W) are destined to keep loosing dealerships .... first the one on Dundas (before the Kipling TTC stn), then another in Brampton and now Ready Powersports.
The "car + bike" sales model seems to be working for BMW, so what went wrong for Honda?
Heading down the highway
The "R" and "RR" of the bee-ems have a difference of only 1Nm between them, though the RPM that the torque peaks at is quite different for both.
I wonder if that would make a significant difference in the ride?
The last i-4 that I owned was a ZR7S with a 810cc big bore kit and a...
I had the opportunity to test ride these bikes, all of them naked road bikes from BMW
All of the bikes were quality engineered and handled well, obviously the displacement differences relegated "performance" to separate quadrants.
The GS 310, smallest of the lot managed to keep up if you wound...
Couple of years back,crossed over at Kingston and the bridge was a grated steel bridge. Is it still there?
(at the time was in a car with a dog...no trouble either way with the Border Guards being concerned with the dog even tho' he was large and unfriendly)
Heading down the highway