I bought my GRiSO from Moto International in Seattle and they went over the bike before I bought it including a fresh oil change, and checked all else out, and I dont plan any maintenance until the end of the summer, but I have a few questions. Forgive the NEUB nature, but this is my first MG and dry clutch motorcycle so..... yes... here it comes, an OIL question.
OIL: I have had a couple P cars and those motors are obviously air and oil cooled. In those cars I have been using Brad Penn and now the Gibbs "Driven" oils for their better suitability in air cooled motors. Being that the GRiSO has a dry clutch I'm wondering if these oils in the correct grade would be beneficial and if anyone uses these or if you stick with the Motul. Anyone using Redline or AMS oil?.
OIL FILTERS: Is going cross brand/auto filter doable? I ran a Bosch auto filter on my FJR, is there a compatible Bosh or other auto oil filter? or should I stick with the Euro Brands Mann/Mahle and OEM MG filters?
AIR FILTER: I only use the K&N style for track/race events, not daily driving, so will stick with stock air filter.
SPARK PLUGS: No real question here, I believe the NGK is the stock plug, I'm a big NGK fan, use them in all my cars/vehicles except my Jeep which only likes champion copper plugs. But....... I do want to ask are there any "SMART" plug alternatives? Also, what is the recommended change interval for the inner plugs? I cant get a straight story on this.
GEAR/TRANS LUBE: I'm really liking how the trans shifts and such, am assuming with only 9K miles it is the stock lube in the trans and rear diff. Any smart upgrades here?
FOG/VISIBILITY LIGHTS: I'm looking at some small LED lights to mount on the front forks, either lower at the fender bolt point or maybe the Dart screen mount/headlight bucket bolts. Anyone have experience here?
Thanks for the input!