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I picked up my bike on saturday after having the recall done and some OE hc pistons installed.They did a great job [so far] with the work no scratches or damage.They even installed my new cam and decompression covers for free.The only thing was the mechanic asked me if I changed my oil lately.I replyed that I have always changed it at 4000-5000kms.He said there was a lot of sludge in the bottom of the engine.Looked like it was old oil that hadnt been changed for quite awhile.I had been using the yamalube all last summer and he was surprised to hear that.He said it was the first bike he has seen with sludge in it.It didnt make me feel real good about using the yamalube.I guess I will be switching back to the amsoil after getting it broke in again.
Any ideas why there would be sludge??
 

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you probably already do this but if you change your oil while its hot, all the sludge will be mixed in the oil, if not while everythings new give it a try, lots of luck, sunny
 

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Short trips that don't let the oil get good and hot can cause it.

The oil need to be hot enough to boil off the moisture that is created when the cold engine starts to warm up.

Short trips are hard on any internal combustion engine.
5qts. of oil in our Warrior is alot. In the summer months it will heat a lot quicker, but in the cool months it takes a long time to warm enough to get rid of the moisture.

And like was said above, drain when the oil is hot!
 

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There is a lot to be said about research of lubrication. Have you ever heard anyone say that the motor sluded up with synthetic oil? Maybe,maybe not. It is all about film strenght at different temp. Synthetic runs cooler and cleaner. Synthetic also reduces start up friction compared to dino oil. Run what makes you feel comfortable.
 

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quote:Originally posted by wirenut

Why not go with the Mobil One Synthetic for Motorcycles - V-twin?


Cost$$$$$$.
[url="http://www.xs11.com/stories/mcnoil94.htm>http://www.xs11.com/stories/mcnoil94.htm
 

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quote:Originally posted by Arthur

Great, this has turned into another oil debate thread. Number 42 if anyone is keeping track.

LOL,I think youre right!!
BTW,the cam cover looks great[/emoticons/emotion-5.gif]
 

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I'm glad you like it. I hope they didn't ream you on the GST. I'm not put any of the 10 parts I have in hand until after the recall.
 
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