Are bikes have about the same mileage on the Motor and sample and my numbers are a lot hire. The flash point of your oil is quite abit hire than mine,
I realize that every engine is different, but there's way to much difference in the reports, makes me wonder how accurate BS is, Polly wont use them again....
You are also running a complete synthetic which is sort of an apples and oranges comparison on the analysis. Yeah they are both fruit.... I have a pretty extensive backround in precision hydraulics and so are pretty familiar with oil analysis but not on motorcycles.
Some of it crosses over though.
Every machine is different. The most important thing is to send in a few samples for a baseline. Also it helps you establish how long to go between oil changes on the particular oil you are using in that particular engine or machine. Plus it will hopefully spot gross problems like my leaking air filter. I wouldn't be too spooked about the numbers being different since the oils are completely different. Just as long as the chemist isn't spooked who is doing the analysis, and he will tell you if he is, all is good.
In the 80's I was told that in a single barrel oil there was at least a couple of 100lbs of additives. It was a much larger number than I expected. Don't quote me cause I have selective memory and CRS both.. Just ask the wife. The number was very big considering it went into a motor and the thing ran fine on it.
Oil is chemical soup and chicken soup has different ingredients than beef noodle. Synthetic doesn't really have much in common with Dino oil except they both work pretty well at lubricating motors.
Looks like your air cleaner element sealed up just fine. Your silicon is lower and there is no note about a possible leak like in mine. Life is good!
Over 2 years owning my XR and still have not took the tank off! I am coming up on 10K miles, should hit it in the early summer so I will be taking my tank off to replace my filter and will check it out.
I just looked at the OL's and hers is the same as mine. Same divot
You can see where the dirt has migrated past the bottom of the filter seal. I'll post some pictures later when I get a chance if they come out. So you might want to take a look. I am going to start greasing the bottom of the sealing surface now that I have filled in the divot just to be certain that there is no more dirt migration.
We live on a dirt road so keeping dirt from getting past the air filter is really important to the lives of our vehicles. Luckily we didn't get much riding in this year due to my warranty issues and her getting hurt twice.
If you still have stock filter compare the two to see if there is a difference. Put the stock filter on the bike and look to see if the sealing of the filter is better. The k/n will not really give you that much more power so maybe stock will be better
I'll bet you are correct.
Unfortunately I'm not home, no stock filter here. . They definitely have a different seal on them. Can't check though.
But I got to hand it to you, you were right that the K&N style filters that Vic sells pass more dirt on a ViC. That is something you said before in a post and having used them for years didn't believe you because normally it is just the opposite on a k&N as long as you don't constantly clean it.
In this case the dirt is coming under the filter because of the design of the frame and the under filling of the casting at that one point. Just confirmed it on the Ol's bike, pictures later if it shows up.
A layer of grease should completely solve it once the shoe goo that I put in the divot on her's at the center core line sets up.
EDIT : You couldn't see the defect very well so I just posted the picture of the dirty filter seal in a post later in the thread.