Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
I was just curious about why you couldn`t use motor oil in the forks, and KM answered that pretty well.
I know the used oil is re-refined as niterider mentioned, and used in many products. The more impurities and foreign substances there are would require more processes and time and therefore be more costly to produce. But I don`t know what those chemicals would be in fork oil. I do know this nr, that they really do not like anti-freeze in the mix.
Going a little off topic, my second cousin owns a small fleet of a dozen or so highway tractors that haul crude oil from the well sites to terminals. 15 or 20 years ago he had two 45 gallon (55 US gal) drums of used motor oil he wanted to dispose of, and just dumped them in a tanker full of crude oil. A couple of days later he got a call from the refinery company wanting to know if he knew how used oil got mixed into the crude, so he told them. They said in the future if he had used oil, to call them and it would be picked up, but under no circumstances was it to be mixed with crude again. I don`t know just exactly how big a problem it caused, but they did not want it to happen again.
Thanks for weighing in on this, I have been enlightened.
1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady
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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
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