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    Default Oil Threads - if you don't like them, don't read them!

    I notice when an oil thread comes up from time to time, there are those that get bored to tears, do the snide remarks and the popcorn thing. I for one get chuckles and a bit of enjoyment from reading the oil threads and what some have to contribute. I'm always the guy who thinks, if you don't like the thread, don't even think about reading it. But that's just me. Not to start anything, 'cause I know the mods will dump the thread if it gets aggravating, and well they should. Just a thought over coffee.
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    9mm or .45 acp ..........oh sorry wrong forum.

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    I won't Ro tell a ny one what I use. It is a T6 level classified secret.
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    Absofreakinlutely, if everyone just searched for oil and tire threads without posting then you would never learn about new products and ideas. I get new information from almost every oil and tire thread. If these threads annoy you then move along and get your post count up somewhere else.
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    Spyders and oil threads are going to be together forever. Can't have one without the other. Have you noticed that many who start the threads are new persons to the forum? Many have not considered the search function and would not use it anyway.

    Think about it...many join the forum because of a common item, the Spyder. They want to have interaction with fellow Spyder owners. Frankly, the reception that many get is disappointing, IMO. We sometimes come across as being a snobby, know it all, group of elite motorcycle owners.

    I totally agree that if the oil threads bore you, or offend you, maybe skip reading them and leave the snide and smarmy comments out. A lot of times, I learn something new about oil, oil changes, etc. I don't mention much in the threads because I am NOT an oil expert. I just sit back and listen. I have been reading these threads since February of 2010. That's a lot of oil over the dam.
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    Oil threads are on every vehicle forum somewhere. I find them enjoyable and do not take them to heart.

    Kinda same way with tires, brakes, fork oil, air pressure, head bearings, exhaust, seats, trunks, frunks, windshields and the list goes on.

    I figure as long as I wake up above ground and the bike starts I am not gonna worry about all them other threads of what is best. Figure if the bike starts that what ever I am using in it is ok and working.

    As the old saying goes - Ride More and Worry Less

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbillone View Post
    I notice when an oil thread comes up from time to time, there are those that get bored to tears, do the snide remarks and the popcorn thing. I for one get chuckles and a bit of enjoyment from reading the oil threads and what some have to contribute. I'm always the guy who thinks, if you don't like the thread, don't even think about reading it. But that's just me. Not to start anything, 'cause I know the mods will dump the thread if it gets aggravating, and well they should. Just a thought over coffee.
    Absolutely agree. And not just for oil threads. This attitude needs to prevail on every subject. But, I think, there are some who can't help themselves. To each his own, I suppose.

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    9mm or .45 acp ..........oh sorry wrong forum.
    This is an easy one... Get a 40 and you're good both ways!

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    Default Oils,Tires, and More

    I have really enjoyed most of the posts on this Forum. Hopefully everyone will have a positive impact on this Spyder Forum.

    Yes, I know that there are several things that make me boil, but most of the time I can get past it.
    So enjoy reading posts and let's try and make every day a better day.

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    I know what oil not to use, but it may not even be possible to purchase anymore. My Grandfather only used NON-Detergent Quaker State 30W in his 55 Oldsmobile. When I got the car around 1978 I do believe it had more sludge/gunk inside the engine than it did oil. The rockers under the valve covers where completely encased in stuff the consistency of dirty heavy grease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaRon View Post
    Absolutely agree. And not just for oil threads. This attitude needs to prevail on every subject. But, I think, there are some who can't help themselves. To each his own, I suppose.



    This is an easy one... Get a 40 and you're good both ways!

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    nope i carry 10mm 1911

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLICE View Post
    nope i carry 10mm 1911
    But we all know that you'll never be able to find the 10mm when you need it!
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    I feel obligated to read every oil thread. How else would I know I do or don't agree with it?

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    I read all the oil threads, but take them with a grain of salt. We all know that M1 4T 10w40 is the best. Or is it Amsoil 10w40 M/C ? We know that Rotella T6 is not the best, right? Too many threads to remember


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    Quote Originally Posted by troop View Post
    I read all the oil threads, but take them with a grain of salt. We all know that M1 4T 10w40 is the best. Or is it Amsoil 10w40 M/C ? We know that Rotella T6 is not the best, right? Too many threads to remember
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLICE View Post
    nope i carry 10mm 1911
    I thought that was a wrench!
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    Quote Originally Posted by K80Shooter View Post
    Here's where we could use a pot stirring emoji
    Seeing as I am licensed as a Medical Marijuana Cultivator I would prefer a pot growing emoji!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaRon View Post
    I thought that was a wrench!
    If you can dodge a wrench .. you can dodge a ball!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverHillCrawler View Post
    If you can dodge a wrench .. you can dodge a ball!!!
    One thing for certain, if you have a Dodge, you better have a lot of wrenches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverHillCrawler View Post
    If you can dodge a wrench .. you can dodge a ball!!!
    Some Dodge... Some Don't! (Is it just me, or are we losing control of this thread?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaRon View Post
    Some Dodge... Some Don't! (Is it just me, or are we losing control of this thread?)

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    Whaddaya mean, 'losing'?? LOST is the proper word for what's going on here, LOST!

    But at least we all should be able to see the way the topic has devolved naturally & dynamically following its own inherent effluence & organic fluidity pursuant to the viscosity of the subject & the natural lubricity of the original topic.... or in other words, the topic started out well, but then just turned to **** & it all went downhill from there!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Aawen View Post
    Whaddaya mean, 'losing'?? LOST is the proper word for what's going on here, LOST!

    Just Sayin'
    A Cummins powered one would have pasted clear through and back onto a speed.
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    It's like going to a car race, are you going to watch the cars go round and round or are you there for the crashes and the paint swapping. It's hard to not read all of the new post, even when it's, after being on here as long as I have I know how to use the search engine first then ask the question if I don't find the answer that I am looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaRon View Post
    Some Dodge... Some Don't! (Is it just me, or are we losing control of this thread?)

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    That is a very cool meme!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Aawen View Post
    Whaddaya mean, 'losing'?? LOST is the proper word for what's going on here, LOST!

    But at least we all should be able to see the way the topic has devolved naturally & dynamically following its own inherent effluence & organic fluidity pursuant to the viscosity of the subject & the natural lubricity of the original topic.... or in other words, the topic started out well, but then just turned to **** & it all went downhill from there!!

    Just Sayin'
    I believe Peter has is exactly correct!
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