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This is a discussion on synthetic oil and case guards within the Vintage Motorcycle Racing forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Has anyone heard any more about this pending new rule with NHIS? I'm not sure what would constitute a guard on a vintage bike bfd...

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    synthetic oil and case guards

    Has anyone heard any more about this pending new rule with NHIS? I'm not sure what would constitute a guard on a vintage bike
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    300 lb. Italian?


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    bfd,
    what's up? haven't heard what you are talking about.

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    you guys are kidding right? there are what, 4 dates there and theyre worried about that?!



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    some guy at VC crashed T 2 on a honda 350 and ground his case down, synthetic oil went everywhere, caused 1 hour delay. Meeting in media center, Marhan and what's her-name got into a discussion about the fact that "someone" I do not think it was clear who they were talking about, whether it was the uscra or NHIS, was going to contemplate banning synthetic due to the time required to clean it up vs dino oil. So they said IF you are going to run synthetic, you should contemplate case guards, and they are contemplating if the outlaw synthetic, then if you DO run it, you HAVE to have case guards. But this is all in the air . . . there is no change in the "rules" as yet . . . .


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    Jim Marhan mentioned it in the riders meeting at least Saturday morning, if not both days. He said the track was considering a ban on bikes using synthetic unless they had casegards. A catalogue item for modern race bikes it seems.
    I wasn't sure if they were just trying to scare us into triple checking the oil tightness of our bikes.
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    I rolled up at tech right after that happened, lucky me! How terrifying, first time at tech after driving 5 hours for your first race and being told you need case guards....


    Are you guys sure it was a 350?



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    Not to worry. I think because of the weather it was brought up as a point of concern.

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    Oh yeah...by the way...I only use dyno oil now...yep, that's the ticket....bring out the portable oil analysis lab and prove me wrong.

    If certain bikes do have problems losing oil from engine covers in a crash...guards might be reasonable. Heavy duty engine covers are required by many modern race clubs.

    I still say I'd like to do a blind test...I'll lay out five different types of oil...a corner worker can try to tell me the difference. NHIS seems to be the only track in the entire world that has a problem with synthetic...which is run in about 99% of all the race vehicles in the world.
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