Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
It is possible for a good product to get drowned in snake-oil. I happen to believe that AMSOIL is such a product. If they were much more forth-coming with what it is and how it is tested, abandoned the MLM scheme, and worked to strip away the aura of mystique they have wrapped it in I believe they'd sell more of it, especially if it were on the shelf at Auto-Zone.
When I see a product that has claims made about it that defy the known laws of physics and there is not the barest glimmer of an explanation of how it is made, how it works, and the advertising is comprised of a bunch of rather stock-looking photos of everything but the product itself, hell yeah I'm skeptical.
When the seller exhibits some serious personality disorders (some of which all ya'll have not been exposed to) and exhibits a fundamental misunderstanding of some very basic concepts, hell yeah, I'm skeptical. If a person can't get basics right, how can they be trusted to get the more complex things right? If they behave like a raving lunatic, what's to say they are not a raving lunatic?
This could have been so simple. "Lookee here, I've taken the stock KLR needle (or the KLX needle, whatever this modified needle is based on) and reworked it to what I think is an improved profile. I use an "X" main jet and, with the different profile, I believe that I have it working for better fuel economy at the more common part-throttle opening, yet it is quite a bit richer at larger throttle openings for improved full-throttle power. These are compared to the stock KLR needle (or the KLX needle). Here's a picture of the unmodified needle next to the modified needle. I'd rather not share the dimensions but, hopefully, you can see the difference." A simple, clear, rational explanation of 'how' and 'why'.
Instead, we were treated with ranting, raving, wild, unsubstantiated claims, an ever-changing story, vitriolic responses when reasonable and valid questions were asked, and so on.
Tom [email protected]
“On the way downtown I stopped at a bar and had a couple of double Scotches. They didn't do me any good. All they did was make me think of Silver-Wig, and I never saw her again.”
'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.”
Sting like a butterfly.
Noli Timere Messorem