Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Woodstock, Illinois, USA
I bought this 1200 from a friend. The bike was store for quite sometime and he had everything done before taking out on the street and find out he didn't like it (he got it from his father-in-law), after all he is a Harley nut (poor guy).
He told the shop put in synthetic oil, 10/40. (I have a feeling it was 20/50).
The bike ws running good but not as good as my previous 1200 a year older with 50K more miles. I thought it was because of the aftermarket exhaust.
I installed an OEM exhaust and she started running a lot better, By then, I was not sure if it was as good as my previous 1200.
4K miles later I changed the oil and put the old Valvoline 10/40. HOLY #$*&.......It was going from drinking dirty water to $200 wine.
It's running a lot smoother, shifts a hack of a lot better (before I was grinding it so much that I thought I forgot how to shift), my idle went from 980 to 1220 (I had to readjust) and my milage went from 43 flat to 46.5
On my 40 years riding I never experience something like this, but then again, I've been a "winger" for 5 years only.
Has anyone had this kind of experience?
Kiko - The Brazil Nut.
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