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Apr 27th 2018, 07:35 AM   #1
 Neverseenrain's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton, WA

  Anything with two wheels.
2nd oil change/more power/Am I Trippin?

Got the second oil change done on the Husky. THe first was after the three hour break in. It feels like the thing has super extra mega balls now, like Lance after a trip to the juice tent.

Am I trippin?
Apr 27th 2018, 08:24 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Issaquah

  2015 Yamaha FZ-07
I did my 25k mile service on my FZ07 recently. New oil, spark plugs, coolant, brake pads, brake fluid, bled brakes, tightened chain, lubed every moving piece I could think of, and put on new tank plastics (changed color of bike).

I swear that thing felt like it doubled in horsepower. While I doubt that actually happened, there is something about doing a service/oil change myself (and knowing that it was done correctly) which causes me to believe that I made the bike run better than before.

It's similar to putting on a new exhaust. Are you really gonna notice that extra 3HP? It woulds be nearly impossible. But the "Butt Dyno" feels it. And that is all that matters...
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Apr 27th 2018, 09:19 AM   #3
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  Apr 2018
  N Idaho

  Yamaha 650
I would guess friction reduction and maybe some compression increase from rings seating. Does the ecm on that bike self learn? I know the new Holley bolt on FI systems for cars take a few hours to tune themselves. Sounds seriously fun.
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Apr 27th 2018, 03:34 PM   #4
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

I've always thought most of the post oil change difference in feel is due to the transmission/clutch. Less friction, smoother engagement, etc.
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Apr 27th 2018, 05:15 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
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Apr 27th 2018, 05:22 PM   #6
 Dash Riprock's Avatar
 
  Apr 2018
  N Idaho

  Yamaha 650
If its just being broke in definitely, transmission gears would still be burnishing, rings seating, parts learning how to work and play well with each other. I suspect KTM(?) machining tolerances are very tight. Other Austrian machined products like Steyr bearings and weapons are exceptionally well made.
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Apr 27th 2018, 06:22 PM   #7
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon


but hey, its all illusion anyway </buddha> so enjoy.
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Apr 28th 2018, 09:08 AM   #8
 
  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

  Triumph Tiger 800XC
Your bike is breaking in and loosing up.
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