Quick comment on oil
I've been using Rotella T-6 for 8 years and 80K miles (2 different bikes). Just did my second oil change with this 20W50:
Castrol POWER1 V-TWIN 4T 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil
My 950T is much less clackey and shifts smoother. Very noticeably quieter. YMMV.
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