Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
What's Up with Delo LE 400?
I stopped by my friendly neighborhood auto supply store to take advantage of their Delo LE 400 sale. On the shelf next to my favorite LE flavor was a new variant, XLE. Says its for extra mileage. Immediately the flashing red lights went off thinking that the XLE must have friction fighters in it and therefore not for wet clutches.
Sure 'nuf, the XLE had writing in the bottom semi-circle of the SAE circle. Glad I didn't take THAT home! I've always gone by the rule that, if there is anything in the bottom semi-circle, then that oil is not for wet clutch bikes.
So I grab a jug of LE. Curiosity got the best of me and I flipped it over to look at the SAE circle. WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT! The bottom half of the LE circle also has writing! Was it always there and I never noticed? Did Delo change their formulation?
As the crank case was already drained, I grabbed a jug of Rotella (blank lower semi-circle) and went home to finish the oil change AND to pick the collective mind of this site concerning...
What's Up With Delo LE 400?
74 CB750 K4
77 CB550 K3
82 GL1100 Interstate w/ Auburn Gemini (doublewide) Sidecar
What?? SELL a bike??
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lots of things. You've been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. Its having the right attitudes that's hard.
PGR since 2011