|Posted on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 08:05 am: ||
Hi all, Im a new buell/motorcycle owner and i want to get the best life and performance out of my bike. Is there any mods I can have done that will get me better gas mileage and less wear/overall life on my engine. It has a Vance and hines exhust with K&N filter and also a power Commander on it.
My main worries were I heard that air cooled bikes dont last as long especialy in stop and go traffic because of the heat.
Im going to a HD shop and another shop in a day or so and am going to ask those guys about it too. thanks in advance.
|Posted on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 04:56 pm: ||
Use synthetic engine oil, Mobil 1, Syn3 from Harley, etc.
Word has it that Mobil 1 gear oil will trash the stator.
|Posted on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 06:10 pm: ||
Words of Wisdom
1. Get rid of the K&N and put a paper element in. K&N's flow alot of dirt and get plugged quicker than a paper element. Save the K&N for "competition use only."
2. Use synthetic oil. I recommend Mobil1 15w-50. You can use it both in the engine and tranny. I recommend you stay far away from Mobil1 Gear Lube.
3. Make sure you let the engine get nice and warm before running it hard. Be wary of hitting redline on a Buell -- the piston speeds on a Buell get close to Superbike velocities at redline, so stick to a max of ~ 5500 rpm if you want the engine to last!
4. Get a factory manual.
5. Best for last -- sign up for a track day at your local racetrack. The $300 you spend on a trackday is worth 10 times more than any part you can buy... and then you can humble many R1's at your local twisties!!!