Hi all, Thanks Ray for the filter change video link, will save a lot of frustration for many including me, (I've battled a lot of filters but never knew about this). One thing not mentioned was why if you can screw it on you cannot get it off. I think the reason is that the seal is not o'ring material but something much softer ('n possibly cheaper). Over time the seal swells with heat and exposure to mineral products in the oil and some hydrochloric acid from condensation mixing with unburnt fuel (hydrocarbons) in the oil. When it swells it gets tighter. Also in the second video re diff oil change. Most people know this anyway but for those doing their first oil change it pays to get the oil in the bike as hot as possible by taking the bike for a ride beforehand. Have the collection pan and tools ready so when you return you can drop the oil straightaway. the two benefits are (1) more oil will drain out being hotter and thinner (2) worn metal will be still in suspension in the oil for long enough to drain with the oil instead of staying on the internal facing of the engine sump or diff. I do mine when I know I don't want the vehicle for a day. I let it drain overnight. It's surprising how much more oil will come out of a sump/diff if left to drain overnight. Cheers Ian
george: welcome to the SRA forum wally.
Oct 24, 2018 6:06:00 GMT 10
george: Hi All. Just thought I would shout out, as there has been nothing since October 24.
Dec 12, 2018 17:38:22 GMT 10
Christine>>>maccca...: To Macca and all his bike buddies, wishing you all a Very SAFE and Merry Christmas. Best Wishes, Christine.
Dec 22, 2018 8:59:20 GMT 10
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too..:
Dec 23, 2018 5:55:41 GMT 10
billy bones: merry xmass to all and to all a good ride
Dec 24, 2018 9:56:13 GMT 10
Pete1100: Happy New Year All! Starting the year right with a quick ride and picnic to Maroondah Dam!
Jan 1, 2019 11:01:22 GMT 10
george: Nice ride there Pete. I went for a ride to the Dandenongs, then to Yarra Glen, Christmas Hills to Warrandyte and then looped the long way home. 150 k's of joyful bliss.
Jan 2, 2019 17:28:48 GMT 10
Pete1100: I did that circuit this arvo! Dandenongs and Xmas hill!
Jan 2, 2019 18:02:10 GMT 10
billy bones: went for a nice rid from wollongong to coffs my longest ride yet and it was fantastic.
Jan 23, 2019 19:07:31 GMT 10
george: That is a nice ride billy bones. Great coastal drive with magnificent scenery. Good stuff mate.
Jan 24, 2019 6:33:09 GMT 10
stano1: Just signed up and would like to say Hi to all - look forward to meeting a lot of you at some stage
Feb 23, 2019 7:50:23 GMT 10
gordon: Hi,Has anyone put a tacko onto a honda shadow ace.
Feb 26, 2019 15:15:18 GMT 10
george: Hi Gordon. You should post you question on the Honda Shadow Mods board in the Bike Talk area. Easier for people to reply there.
Feb 27, 2019 6:54:10 GMT 10
billy bones: just recently attended the agm and had a great time meeting the stalwarts of the club. just saying hi to the members from QLD and VIC. i enjoyed your company and can't wait to do it again.
Mar 17, 2019 6:39:17 GMT 10
george: Hi billy bones. Nice to meet you too,. Hope you can make it to Victoria next year. Details now posted.
Mar 28, 2019 18:55:00 GMT 10
mk: Good day everyone...Bendigo Golden square here. New member, first bike honda shadow slasher vt400.
Mar 31, 2019 10:13:02 GMT 10