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Old 03-31-2015, 03:39 PM   #81
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:41 PM   #83
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Obviously I can keep this up for days. The fact that the original rotella was for trucks and long oil change intervals isnt relevant. Look how many uses we know of for WD-40.
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I'll answer your question for you since you wont. Because it's cheaper than regular oil. That's why. I never said it would "work" I never said it would make your clutch slip. What I said was, Rotella isn't designed for high rev motors and breaks down. Why not throw a couple bucks at an oil change and put something in that doesn't do that.....something that is designed for motos. Wonder how many race cars run Rotella?
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:46 PM   #85
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Now go read a few samples or syn Rotella and come back and repeat that
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What I said was, Rotella isn't designed for high rev motors and breaks down.
4 out of the 5 reports he posted were from cruisers that never see 7K rpm. For me it isn't worth the 15 dollars saved per gallon over Mobil 1 4t
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Alls I know is the SV redlines at 11k and the guys over at the SVrider forum use that religiously. Several of them have well over 100k on their bikes.
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Wet clutches are said to be the shear force destroying the oil. I just grabbed the links as they came up. There are a million but its mostly V twin guys using it. I changed at 1000 miles or less so I dont really care how it looks at 3k miles or 5K miles. I can drive 3 miles and get gallons of oil.
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Someone running Rotella and servicing every, 3K send a sample to Blackstone labs and I'll pay the invoice to shut some of you up. Without confirmation via analysis...oil theories are worthless. I have a sample kit someone can use, but Blackstone will send you one for free. First come first served on my offer, I get the analytical report...
That's exactly what I'm wanting to do at 1000 mile intervals. While I've had what I believe to be good luck with it, I'd like a little more "hard" evidence as to what is actually going on.
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Wet clutches are said to be the shear force destroying the oil.
So I guess I can save money and never change my oil now!
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That's exactly what I'm wanting to do at 1000 mile intervals. While I've had what I believe to be good luck with it, I'd like a little more "hard" evidence as to what is actually going on.

There are oil tests all over the net
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There are oil tests all over the net
I know, and as I quipped previously about not wanting to run it in "high rev" applications, my venture does get revved a bit higher than what the standard GL1800 sees. I'd like to know how it's performing on my engine with over 100k, and just how quickly it's breaking down. I haven't seen any reports done on Ventures or Vmaxes, but I've also never bothered to look.

As to Toe's argument of why use it, yeah, I use it because it's cheap. I use it because this is a bike that cost me less than $2000 to begin with, I've put over 35k miles on it myself, insurance has already paid it off after a wreck (twice), and I plan on riding the thing until it dies. If it caught fire in my driveway tonight, I'd still count the bike a great transportation "investment" for the time I've had it. Am I likely to get an extra 50k miles out of it by going to higher quality oil? Who cares?

I'm still not running it in my 1050 though.
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I would run a few weeks worth of nitrous passes (50-70) and ride some street and change oil. I didn't change the filter each time I dumped oil. I was using synthetic though. Not standard rotella. Plenty of times I dumped oil just because I was going into the clutch. That was pretty frequently.
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I know, and as I quipped previously about not wanting to run it in "high rev" applications, my venture does get revved a bit higher than what the standard GL1800 sees. I'd like to know how it's performing on my engine with over 100k, and just how quickly it's breaking down. I haven't seen any reports done on Ventures or Vmaxes, but I've also never bothered to look.

As to Toe's argument of why use it, yeah, I use it because it's cheap. I use it because this is a bike that cost me less than $2000 to begin with, I've put over 35k miles on it myself, insurance has already paid it off after a wreck (twice), and I plan on riding the thing until it dies. If it caught fire in my driveway tonight, I'd still count the bike a great transportation "investment" for the time I've had it. Am I likely to get an extra 50k miles out of it by going to higher quality oil? Who cares?

I'm still not running it in my 1050 though.
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I agree with everything here. It will indeed work, but I'm not putting that stuff in my motor to save a few bucks.
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The coolest post yet on this thread. Jesus, what'll they think of next!?
How about putting oil in a bottle made from oil . . . . ???


Well - for the record. I drained out the Castrol and put in full synthetic Mobil 1 motorcycle oil and the problem went away instantly.

I almost bought Lucas .. . . something told me it just wasn't right.
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How about putting oil in a bottle made from oil . . . . ???
Well, technically... Wait, I see what you did there!
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