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I use Valvoline VR1
60 weight year around here in Texas.
20/50 is what most members up north use during colder months.
The brands might start a "debate" lol
The ignition covers are riveted on by the factory.
82 has a electronic system,no points. Yours is still untouched.
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The brands might start a "debate" lol
I get that, same in the 911 world. Brad Penn is the old GT-1 green oil - really high zinc, great for air-cooled applications... unless you guys tell me otherwise, that's what I'm going to use in the bike.
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Use it.
But for the primary/transmission lubricant, wait till Ya read the service manual.
And other members recommendations.
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Those 4R5s are what a Dealership would sell Ya,no surprise.
OK, so HD plugs are Champion? (no thank you.)
Is there an NGK or Bosch equivalent?

(do I need to wait on the service manual for this?)
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d'oh! my bad.
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so I finally got myself a table:





and I got some lower handlebars - but now I need a different upper brake line - and clutch cable - and throttle cables.

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just a quick update - I found one front lower line completely blocked, so replacing the lines was timely.

I'm also disassembling the controls to recoat the bodies - clutch, switches, m/c and throttle - so they'll be fresh when installed on the new bars.

I'm looking at Barnett for new cables (throttles and clutch) - any wisdom here?

I'm also going to have to wrap or shorten the electricals on the bars (I'd rather not shorten unless it is easily reversible, although my sheathing is cracked in multiple places...) - advice?
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OH YEAH - almost forgot! - I've got an XLCR sprocket cover and rear set assembly coming (told you those pegs were going to move one direction or the other)

Factory upgrades (reversible) are where it's at.
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I'm looking at Barnett for new cables (throttles and clutch) - any wisdom here?

Barnett has an excellent reputation for making high quality cables.

I've only ordered one custom-length clutch cable for my '69 short chop from them. It fit perfectly and was exactly what I needed.
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