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post #1 of 7 Old 03-20-2013, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Militec-1 in KLR

Anyone ever used militec-1 in their KLR? I used it to provide a dry lube for my firearms. The militec website says that you can add 1 ounce of militec per quart in your wet sumps. It's expensive stuff, but if it makes a difference I'd give it a try.


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post #2 of 7 Old 03-20-2013, 01:55 PM
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Alas, not another OIL THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

First, what would you EXPECT from adding this stuff to lubricants? What will you gain, beyond the capability of the API service codes and viscosities recommended by the manufacturer?

Regardless, imbibing infomercial Kool-Aid remains an optional beverage; a minority opinion, perhaps, but--don't think additives will hurt anything.

Have seen no Kawasaki cautions against "energy-conserving" or "friction-modifiers," regarding oil. Further, know of no clutch damage to KLRs from lubricity of these joy-juices.

I know, I know; the legend of lasting, permanent and eternal damage from using "non-motorcycle" oils persists, but--ain't seen no examples of it, myself, KLR-wise; nor have I seen any caution from the manufacturer.

Certainly, the lubricity of various lubricants varies, as must consequent clutch engagement characteristics, but--to the point of, "This clutch will self-destruct in 60 seconds," I doubt it.

You want to use this stuff, your call! Let us know what tangible performance gains you experience, their magnitude and how measured. And, don't forget the autographs, as you break the World Land Speed Record!
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-20-2013, 03:10 PM
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However adding it to some AMSOIL or Royal Purple might help those snake oil brands have the same protection levels as good old Rotella.
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Never been a fan of such additives. First off be certain it can do no harm such as depositing some sort of super slick coating onto the clutch plates rendering them less effective. Is it a powder? Could it restrict small oil passageways? Would it plug the filter? Questions like these run through my head when I think of these kinds of products.

The only time I've ever added anything to a crankcase other than motor oil was something I seen my father do when I was a kid. He had an old Pontiac with sticky hydraulic valve lifters and added a quart of ATF. Ran it until they quieted then dumped and did a regular oil change. Worked a charm. Years later I did the same to an old chevy truck beater with a 454. No harm done.

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It's just another one of those touted "miracle lubricants" I've seen lately. I like your posts. Helpful. We'll see what I do.


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Alas, not another OIL THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

First, what would you EXPECT from adding this stuff to lubricants? What will you gain, beyond the capability of the API service codes and viscosities recommended by the manufacturer?

Regardless, imbibing infomercial Kool-Aid remains an optional beverage; a minority opinion, perhaps, but--don't think additives will hurt anything.

Have seen no Kawasaki cautions against "energy-conserving" or "friction-modifiers," regarding oil. Further, know of no clutch damage to KLRs from lubricity of these joy-juices.

I know, I know; the legend of lasting, permanent and eternal damage from using "non-motorcycle" oils persists, but--ain't seen no examples of it, myself, KLR-wise; nor have I seen any caution from the manufacturer.

Certainly, the lubricity of various lubricants varies, as must consequent clutch engagement characteristics, but--to the point of, "This clutch will self-destruct in 60 seconds," I doubt it.

You want to use this stuff, your call! Let us know what tangible performance gains you experience, their magnitude and how measured. And, don't forget the autographs, as you break the World Land Speed Record!
You made me smile. Thanks for helping me out on "hump day"!!


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post #7 of 7 Old 03-21-2013, 01:02 AM
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I checked out the website for militec-1. Didn't care much for it: lots of hype and claims without much substance. Put it in an engine? No thanks. Reminded me of this:




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