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post #161 of 164 Old 04-07-2020, 11:23 PM
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Polaris asked me to complete a survey today. My response was pretty negative as far as checking the boxes went. In the comments at the end I simply pointed out that they were 50% more expensive, a couple of days quicker, and that neither lab had an edge on the quality of the analysis, though Blackstone's report is easier to read and has universal averages as well as customer history.

I doubt they will care much but if they do reach out to me I'll be sure and share that here.

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post #162 of 164 Old 04-08-2020, 12:56 AM
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I don't send my samples to Blackstone. I run them through Empire Cat. My area Caterpillar dealer. Takes up to three days for results, from the time I drop the sample off. I'm very happy with them. Detailed analysis and very timely.

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I don't send my samples to Blackstone. I run them through Empire Cat. My area Caterpillar dealer. Takes up to three days for results, from the time I drop the sample off. I'm very happy with them. Detailed analysis and very timely.
I will ask if the Empire Cat lab has enough various samples from numerous KLRs to have a Universal Average for KLRs.

Do you by any chance have a KLR report from them, from your bike that you might share with us here?

Early in this thread, Blackstone Labs had about 30 fairly normal reports from KLRs included in their UA for KLRs.
Between Tom, myself & a few others here they should have about 10 - 15 more fairly normal reports included in their UA.

I for one would like to read a report from your KLR or anyones KLR, from any lab, with any flavor of oil.

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I couldn't begin to predict how many KLR they have in the system. If any, besides mine. I'll have to dig to find the last report from my 09. It's been down for a while. I haven't had the 07 done yet, as it's only had one oil change since I picked it up, and I didn't have the kit. It'll get sampled next go around.

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