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Later engines are rollerized because they've removed the zinc which helps load bearing on metal on metal like flat tappet cams (we have flat tappet cams), so these things do not do so well on new oil for that reason, the zinc was removed to extend catalytic converters in cars, I put half of one of these in every oil change...
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Our old cam technology needs a little help since today's engine oils are lacking some of the elements they had when our bikes were built, I add this to my oil on my older engines that are not rollerized...
Well over 20 years ago when we were building $20k+ VW type 1 motors for baja desert racers we worked closely with Gene Berg, Tom Lieb, Jack Engle, ( a multitude of chemists, metallurgists, and engineers in various related fields), and evaluated a myriad of options in an attempt to nip the cam/lifter booger in the bud. It would be impossible to say just how many oils, additives, spring rates, heat treatments, tappet modifications, oiling rube goldism's were thoroughly tested.

Though an errant dud would still come up - albeit rarely, we found Brad Penn oil to be the most effective solution with the least number of failures.

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Thanks for offering that up, just looked it up, it's "high-zinc, high-phosphorus formulation", so it sounds like it addresses the problem with late model engine reformulation created, just keep it away from catalytic converters, it will shorten their life, I vote for removing the cats and save the cams...my cats are long gone...
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How would an oil additive affect one's catalytic converter? From crankcase gases vented to the airbox?
As for keeping the cat, it's there for a reason. Are we so special that our bike performance comes before being a responsible Earthling?
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How would an oil additive affect one's catalytic converter? From crankcase gases vented to the airbox?
As for keeping the cat, it's there for a reason. Are we so special that our bike performance comes before being a responsible Earthling?
Oil additive will not affect Cat
No reason to keep Cat on this vintage of bike.
We aren't special, but what's a responsible earthling???

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re we so special that our bike performance comes before being a responsible Earthling?
In a word, yes, sorry...
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How would an oil additive affect one's catalytic converter? From crankcase gases vented to the airbox?
This should answer your question - https://www.motorweek.org/features/goss_garage/too_much_zinc_in_your_oil
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Stock seat will sterilize you, as it destroys the family jewels.

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Guessing many of the newer members here may not get the thread title... and the history of "Hysteria" over the years.

I used to ride the schit out of mine..Now it collects dust as I have other hobbies. Loved it and never worried about any of the so called issues. Had the pleasure of meeting many of the members here. Hosted a few in my home, played in the curves with some here in Arkansas, as well as Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, and Utah. I have met so many wonderful people on this forum over the years, and many have become lifelong friends. I cried many times as we have lost some to accidents and some just died. I suspect that you can find good in anything or anyone, as well as bad... Often you find what you are looking for, whether it be in bikes or people.

Obviously the R1100S had some issues or these urban legends of impending doom wouldn't exist.
We can joke about them, but there are some members here that had to lay out $$$$ to have their bikes fixed, for them it is not quite as funny. I still believe My R1100S is the best bike I have owned in 50 years of riding.
+1 on all counts. I really miss the old community. We didn't gather often, but we communicated all the time.
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Responsible Earthling= Someone who does not shyt into his neighbor's stream and justify it by the age of the shytter?
This is meant to tweak, not scold.
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I’m certainly not allowed to ride my 1100s in either London or Paris....
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Iím certainly not allowed to ride my 1100s in either London or Paris....
What?
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F'ed up laws prevent older smog producing vehicles from entering their crapped up cities. Politicians are so great at fixing the worlds ills, idiots abound.
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Iím certainly not allowed to ride my 1100s in either London or Paris....
Even with all the original anti-Earthkilling devices intact or do they have inspectors at the city limits checking if you've made deletions?
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Nope just cameras
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I hate traffic cameras...our last mayor was elected to remove them, which he did...watch the new mayor put them back in, we'll see...
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Nope just cameras
Unlikely I'll be riding a bike into either London or Paris in this lifetime, but still curious, and stranger things have happened. Do they record license plates and cross-reference them with vehicle year and included emissions gear, then send citations to offending pollu-, erm, drivers?
I see there are subsidies for diesel black cabs to switch to LNG or electric. That's probably a bigger deal in clearing the air than banning all bikes.
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As you said above but if you google London Congestion Charge and look at ULEZ charge my understanding of the French system you have to have sticker on your bike no doubt backed up by cameraís even the city I live in has a pollution charge coming next year so the same scht for me locally.
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