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Got enough duck tape and straps on them "gals." there Tim?

Since my last post in this thread, I did change the 1200 over from Honda HP Synth Blend to Delo 400LE15W40 ..... and I gotta say, as good as it shifted before (it always has I thought) .... it's even smoother now. There was always a certain "notchiness" before, it is noticeable now for having lost most of it. I like it well enough that when the Advance I work at part time now put it on sale, I applied my employee discount and hauled a few gallons home for future use.

I'll use up the case of Honda HP stuff on the Trike until it's gone.

Yep, several weeks and hundreds of miles later, I like it!

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Out for a day ride along the Fox River, IL. and seen this newer basic HD on the side of the road. A young couple looking at the bike with a odd look so I stopped to help if I could. Kid said it just died. I asked if he'd turn on the ignition but not start it. Yup, head lights were about half lit. SO I suggested I'd give him a push and try to Pop Start it. Well he commenced to put it in first gear and I said oh-no second gear. Again a bewildered look, I quickly explained. (LOL, kids )
It started and they thanked me and started to reach his pocket. I said pay it forward and they rode off back where they came.

About 1/2 hour on the way back I seen another young kid with a similar HD on the side of the road and oddly near where the other bike was down but the kid looked different. Again did the same thing. Pop Started it and he drove off with a thankful wave. That's when I noticed the plate was the same.

AND No... I didn't hang around for there neighbor to ride the bike and die in the same place.

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Got enough duck tape and straps on them "gals." there Tim?

Last thing I wanted was 4 gallons of oil coming off the bike during a 6 hour trip and splattering on the road. Besides, I am Canadian Eh... We love our duct tape!


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I tried the Delo about 3 oil changes ago and I think it's great. So now I'm sitting here thinking why haven't I tried it in my truck yet?

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Used it in my Tribute this Spring and the GMC will get it next change on it.


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Delo400 15w40 will do just fine. I rode that bike everyday to work right into downtown Phoenix a lot of years. 118* temps did not faze it a bit.

if you will put some Sea Foam in the crankcase with it, the oil will clean up right away. 200 miles with 4 oz Sea Foam will get all the dirty stuff out of the crankcase.

I did that on my 94SE and the crud just dumped out.

After that, the Delo 400 15w40 kept the engine and clutch all happy. No more shifting problems or clutch problems.

That is until Penske T-boned it.

I started running delo400 15w40 about a month ago and it does shift slightly better, but I didn't have any problems b4 changing. Tried the sea foam in the oil just a week ago because of a noisy lifter but no luck. Changed oil and am trying MMO now.

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Used it in my Tribute this Spring and the GMC will get it next change on it.

Well, this weekend I just changed my Honda S2000 over to Delo. I didn't get to drive it much since we had rain all weekend, but the engine sure is a lot quieter. I have 115,000 miles on this engine, and it rev's to 9,000 rpm's. I think with my mileage, the 15w-40 will give some extra protection. I had already changed the Wing over to the Delo about a month ago. I noticed a nice improvement then. I used my last Wally World filter then too.

I think this weekend I'm going to change my Ford Ranger over to Delo as well. It will be nice just having one type of oil in my workroom instead of 3.

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I'm kinda new to wings and when I bought the bike, i'm not sure what the PO had in it and on the ride home the shifting was real difficult and nearly impossible to get into neutral. I'm a big believer in synthetic oil so I changed it to Mobile 1 M/C oil. The shifting got better and easier to find neutral but still not as smooth as other bikes I've owned in the past. On all the recommendations from other people on this forum and others I changed to Delo400 and what a difference. Shifts like butter and easy to find neutral. Needless to say I'm sold on it.

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delo is a must for 1100s

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Did a quick search for Delo 400 15w40 in 55 Gallon Drums....

Reilly's auto parts
Some farm/fleet place
WalMart is the cheapest to buy 55 one gallon jugs.

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