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Old 10-01-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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Question Rotela motor oil in motorcycle?

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done it before, many people swear by it, basically cheap syn oil.
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Seriously use the search.... This has been discussed plenty....


Your car/ bike will run with water, vegetable oil, ect. But would u use it? NO it's not meant for it then don't use it period. Y is this so hard and complicated for people?
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T6 is what i use. u cant go wrong with it. honestly unless you are using olive oil any motor oil is a good oil if changed often. the only thing u have to watch out for wet clutches are the friction modifiers which t6 and t5 dont have any that can harm them.
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Used this for 12000 miles and bike has 23000 miles. Runs great and cheap. Others might dispute this but I've used it and had no clutch or motor issues. Until I find out otherwise I'll continue using it. That's my .02
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I think rotella now carries a JASO certifcation for bikes?
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Awsome I saw it cheep at walmart , thanks for the input .
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Seriously use the search.... This has been discussed plenty....


Your car/ bike will run with water, vegetable oil, ect. But would u use it? NO it's not meant for it then don't use it period. Y is this so hard and complicated for people?
I got 2 bikes to keep running that I treat like , I dont have a $ tree out side, I tought I read sumthing about the rotela stuff on here a while back I just wanted to confirm. 25$ rotela to 50 bucks on cycle gear .
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rotella has now been approved for bikes. mine has 30,000 miles on it and gets it's neck wrung, had 0 problems.
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29k on my bike and only use rotella. No issues. Riders on a couple other sites I visit swear by it.
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I use it in my RC. I switched to it probably around 30k miles and now have almost 100k miles and still running strong.
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I too used rotella in my rc51, but the hayabusa did not like it. busas use oil pressure for the cct and rotella made it act weird. I stuck with standard motorcycle oil with it
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a guy from FZ1 forum did a long term analyze and follow up on that. Every report shows plenty of lubricant after 5K and the harmful materials are very minimal. He uses T6 and I have been using that for the past 5k. MPG still the same, bike still respond the same. Shell stands behind it since it's JASO rated (they can't lie abt it, can they?)
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We should just do a blind fold tests. One Mobil Full, the other T6 syn, one rider, one bike, and did a back to back oil test say 10k mile (5k each oil). I doubt he/she is gonna tell the difference.
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I got 2 bikes to keep running that I treat like , I dont have a $ tree out side, I tought I read sumthing about the rotela stuff on here a while back I just wanted to confirm. 25$ rotela to 50 bucks on cycle gear .
i know where $40 amsoil is
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rotella has now been approved for bikes. mine has 30,000 miles on it and gets it's neck wrung, had 0 problems.
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a guy from FZ1 forum did a long term analyze and follow up on that. Every report shows plenty of lubricant after 5K and the harmful materials are very minimal. He uses T6 and I have been using that for the past 5k. MPG still the same, bike still respond the same. Shell stands behind it since it's JASO rated (they can't lie abt it, can they?)
yup. shell t6 jug at walmart has the jaso ma cert on it.
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Suitable for everything but m/c...... Their not going to stand behind it I'n a m/c... If it was meant for a m/c it would have a m/c were it shows "suitable for"...... I'm done here. Motors are expensive, oils cheap...
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Suitable for everything but motorcycles? Really? Motors ARE expensive, but they run just fine on this oil. I can see some questioning the wet clutch issues, but I have found no mention of any issues.
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Would they really stand behind it anyway? bluewave arent U having a really expensive engine problem right now? maybe they will reimburse U I honestly dont see any oil manufacturer paying for a engine repair, that being said I use it in several engines with no issues
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