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KAW1185
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New member with questions.

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I just picked up 1995 SE with 87,000 miles on the odometer a couple of weeks ago.

Previous owners just replaced the timing belts, oil, coolant, rear differential fluids along with the oil filter and Air filter.
He also replaced the spark plugs as well.

Cosmetically the bike is vey good shape with a few minor blemishes due just being ridden.

Question 1. Can I use never dull to clean up the wheels (more so the rear)?

I checked on the cleaning wheels thread and did not see that mentioned.

Question 2. And I hope I don’t start a war with this one, What kind of 10W40 oil should I use. I know its needs to be motorcycle specific, but the previous owner used 10W40 Honda Dino oil and I am not sure what the previous owners used.

I have 2018 Heritage that I bought new and it has almost 59,000 miles on her and have strictly use Synthetic oil.

Dino, Dino/Sun blend or full synthetic.

What do you guys think?

This is my 11th Street bike(5th Honda)
And I am guessing I have around 250,000 miles under my belt.

I was looking for the introduction section but I couldn’t find it.

Thanks in advance


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Welcome thread is here

For the other questions, no idea on the never dull. I know some have used the Mothers Mag wheel polish with good results, is never dull similar?
I was worried a little about my rim appearance when I got my bike, but as I rode, I realized I never really saw the rear rim, so just did not care, and the front, well, I would rinse it off every once in a while.

For oil, many use the Honda oil with good results. Mobil 1 10w-40 high mileage is another popular option, as is Rotella T4 15w-40 and Rotella T6 5w-40.
It is more important to make sure you are not using a standard automotive oil with friction modifiers that can affect the wet clutch instead of worrying about which specific oil to use.
I have used a variety of oils in my bikes, from motorcycle specific oils to HDEO (diesel) oils, and many different brands as well with no ill effects. Oil change frequency and correct oil are more important than brand.
Current ride: 2013 BMW K1600GT

Former rides: 2002 GL1800A, 2001 CB750, 1994 GL1500 SE, 1994 VT1100C , 1984 VF500F, 1982 CB750C, 1982 GS250T, 1981 CB900C, 1978 CB125s, 1976 TS185
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Post by KAW1185 »

Thanks for the quick reply.

I have used rotella T with good results in my Boulevard C90.

I have used Never Dull before with good results.
May give Mothers a try.
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Post by MikeB »

Simichrome, Mothers, Purple Polish, Never Dull Magic Wading, Flitz, Boms Away https://wingstuff.com/products/2689-bom ... ish-sealer (My Favorite for anything Aluminum) all work well.

If you have mild to heavy oxidation on the wheels, you can use fiber sanding sheets, similar to 3M Scotch-Brite, to smooth the metal before using polish.


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