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  1. Rollin

    Rollin Well-Known Member

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    I think I might keep downsizing until I'm back to a mini-bike. :)

    My Victory Vision was 800 pounds (dry) with no trunk.

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    The Honda CTX1300 was 745 pounds (wet, fuel and oil) before adding a trunk.

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    The spec on my Suzuki DL650 is 470 pounds (wet, fuel and oil) before accessories.

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    I think there is a very good chance this will be my next bike. 2020 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401. 335 pounds without fuel.
    Looks like it could be fun!

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    And then back to this?

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    So what oil did that 69 Briggs & Stratton take?
     
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    I think I was using Pennzoil 30w non-detergent oil and a little STP!
     
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    Something like this?

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    Which means you actually know what this is and how to use it.

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    Ghostrider25 Lone Rider of the Apocolypse

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    I was a hardcore Valvoline guy back in the day. Straight weight, baby! None of this wimpy Multi-viz crap! :badgrin:
     
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    Rollin Well-Known Member

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    I still have one!! :)
     
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    "Back in the day"................Quaker State

    As for the Husqy, back in the 70's I used to ride the dirt with a guy who had a 250 he bought Ron Bohnn from Pgh. Ron had it 'built' for and rode it in the European Six Day. Damn thing would wheelie in third by just twisting the wick.
     
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    Rollin Well-Known Member

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    Not the oil, the "Secret Formula" oil treatment.

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    Ghostrider25 Lone Rider of the Apocolypse

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    @Rollin Geez, man, do you think you are gonna be happy on that tiny thing? I like the look but it seems so small. I hope you can test ride it first. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
     
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    Rollin Well-Known Member

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    I sat on a 2019 last year and liked it. I think it could be a fun around town bike.
    If I do buy one (local dealer has not received any yet) I'm going to keep the DL650 for awhile just incase I'm able to do another long ride.

    It is a tall bike.

     
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    Funny this came up as I just watched this video earlier today:
     
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    I love the front fender, the rear though would have to go and the lic plate relocated either behind the seat or sideways off the rear axle. The tank bag mount would get plucked off too...of course that would be for a bang around.
     
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    Rollin Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of working in a truck shop in the mid-70's, I was changing the oil and the shop bulk oil tank was empty so had to refill the engine using quart cans. This diesel engine held 48 quarts! Took me awhile to refill it.

    Another oil can story.
    I was working at a gas station when I was 18 and one of my jobs was to crush oil cans. I would drive a car on the lift, rise it up and put the empty cans under the ramps and lower it. Worked well, sometimes it got a little messy.
     
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    so Rollin, whats up these days. aint talked with ya in a while. y'all doin well I hope? you seriously thinkin of buyin that hoosky? I personally liked that ctx. came close to buyin one myself.
     
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