Sure sounds like I shouldn't have much issue with my bike. Doub't I'll be 100,000 in another 3 years though. I note that he only changed his oil every 9-10,000 miles. More like what I do if I'm on a 9,000 miler around the country. I note that he didn't say anything about the 16,000 mile ripoff service. I wonder if that's really necessary. Costs a bundle.
--I believe he said in one of his videos that he checked the valves at 50k and they were spot on. Also stated that he would run regular gas with no problems.
I listened carefully but did not hear the “regular gas” statement.I believe he said in one of his videos that he checked the valves at 50k and they were spot on. Also stated that he would run regular gas with no problems.
I will be taking the SVTC in this weekend for the 16k service but I had already called the shop and having them do a modified service and only perform an inspection on the other things. So I am only having them do the valve check and spark plug change. I have the bike that blew the motor at about 7k one year back so I will have this service done and then only as necessary will I bring it in. All this I can do on my own but just don't have the time or have a good feeling about taking things apart that are not broken or having an issue.Nice to see LongHaul having success. That guy has a titanium rear end. For my part, I could not be happier with the SVTC. It has exceeded my expectations, substantially, at the 5k+ mark. On top of which, due to its comfort and crazy-good two- up handling, I went from having a spouse who wanted nothing to do with riding to one who has a “where are we going this weekend?” attitude.
As I did with the Roadliner, I’ll fork over the dough for the 16k maintenance at the dealer, then I’ll count it good till I keel over or am forced to reckon otherwise. I figure if the valves are good at 16k, they’re likely good, along with everything else.
Personally, I always fill with 93 or 91 if possible. The couple of bucks difference ain’t worth it to me. Of course, LHP is putting on ridiculous miles, so I get it...