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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oologah, Indian Territory, USA...
Model: GL1800 Hot Rod Yellow
it probably will be just fine.
I used to have a '94SE and rode it out to San Diego from Mesa, AZ.
going was not so bad, it was coming home that was terrible....
50+ mph winds, blowing sand, a Tulsa Tall +4 windshield, and me wanting to get home and pushing 85 mph all the way.
About 20 miles west of Yuma, AZ, the oil light came on, and when I slowed down, I could hear the valves all clicking and clacking...... I slowed down to about 30 mph and rode it the rest of the way to town, stopped in at a Denny's and had some chow.
2 hours later, I checked the oil level and it was okay, between the top and bottom marks.
the oil had just gotten too hot and had lost its' viscosity... at that time, the engine had Castrol Oil in it, which one? don't remember.....
once the engine cooled down, I rode the rest of the way to Mesa at about 60 mph and the light never came back on.
Back home, I drained the oil before the engine cooled down.... let it drip all night.
Poured in Delo 400 15w40 and never looked back......
never had another minutes worth of trouble from that bike.
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