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Rotella T 12 30.77%
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:08 PM   #21
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I'm kind of agreeing with Patrick after having a conversation with him about it, but I'm still interested in how the poll will turn out. thanks for all the help so far guys!
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I run the regular rotella stuff and it works great!!!

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I ran regular rotella 15-40 in my rc51 and sv. Did just fine. shifted great and was really cheap.
15,000 miles so far on two different bikes!!! No problems ever encountered and have not had to replace a clutch either, I'm sure Patrick would disagree...
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patrick has spoken. IMO ignore the poll and go w/ what he says
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48,000 miles on a YZF600R using Rotella-T 15-w40 without any issues (other than the complex I just developed after reading Patrick's post). :/:
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48,000 miles on a YZF600R using Rotella-T 15-w40 without any issues (other than the complex I just developed after reading Patrick's post). :/:

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15,000 miles so far on two different bikes!!! No problems ever encountered and have not had to replace a clutch either, I'm sure Patrick would disagree...
Not good for Business, hahahaha

Hey, run what you want.

My opinion was asked and I gave it.

As far as insinuating it's "bad for business", I've never once made a recommendation based on that parameter; either it works or it doesn't, so your comment is neither warranted nor appreciated.

Oil is like tires. It's one of those subjects that everyone seems to have an opinion on.

I tear down at least a 100 engines a year. That gives me a real good insight into what oils work and what don't. I base my opinions on that and more oil analysis testing than I care to remember, not 15k miles split between 2 bikes.

I'm sure that a couple of VFR owners running Rotella in their 60k mile bikes will chime in soon, but that engine would probably go twice that far on banana oil, it's just built that well.


In the end, the best advice I can give anyone is this;

Oil is cheap, engines are expensive. Change it often and with a good quality oil.

My 2 cents, YMMV.
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48,000 miles on a YZF600R using Rotella-T 15-w40 without any issues (other than the complex I just developed after reading Patrick's post). :/:

It's all good.

That engine is stone axe reliable and is not really a highly stressed engine.

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376,000 in 2 years on a 1991 Long Nose Peterbilt w/500HP Cummins, running nothing but Rotella T.........but the motor is pretty solid so......:/:

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Yeah, I run it in my Dodge Cummins dually as well.

But the real queston is Clyde, what do you run in your bikes?
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Yeah, I run it in my Dodge Cummins dually as well.

But the real queston is Clyde, what do you run in your bikes?

I heard he is under contract to use shell products only...lol.
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I better not let it out the he runs Motul in all 3 of them then!




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Brother, 48,000 miles, impressive !!!

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48,000 miles on a YZF600R using Rotella-T 15-w40 without any issues (other than the complex I just developed after reading Patrick's post). :/:

So you all see what I'm takin about, the miles driven on these oils speak for themselves!! And I haven't mention my R1 which had 29,000 miles on her with the use of these diesel oils, same clutch and miles of wheelies.
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Chill Man.

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Hey, run what you want.

My opinion was asked and I gave it.

As far as insinuating it's "bad for business", I've never once made a recommendation based on that parameter; either it works or it doesn't, so your comment is neither warranted nor appreciated.

Oil is like tires. It's one of those subjects that everyone seems to have an opinion on.

I tear down at least a 100 engines a year. That gives me a real good insight into what oils work and what don't. I base my opinions on that and more oil analysis testing than I care to remember, not 15k miles split between 2 bikes.

I'm sure that a couple of VFR owners running Rotella in their 60k mile bikes will chime in soon, but that engine would probably go twice that far on banana oil, it's just built that well.


In the end, the best advice I can give anyone is this;

Oil is cheap, engines are expensive. Change it often and with a good quality oil.

My 2 cents, YMMV.
I thought this might strick a nerve!!! Not pickin on you, I know you know your stuff but the miles proves my point that you do not have to use the expensive stuff to get your bike to last, just change as recommended and you will be fine, *Warning* Do not us oils that are labeled "{Energy Conserving}* they will mess your clutch up for sure, that's it..
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I'm sure that a couple of VFR owners running Rotella in their 60k mile bikes will chime in soon, but that engine would probably go twice that far on banana oil, it's just built that well.

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SPEAKING OFF..........LOL, I just put in Rotella for the first time this last oil change, always ran R4, or gold cap Mobil 1 before.

seems to run fine, maybe smoothed the engine, but then the roughness coulda been the fragged chain........
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Haha, I had the same problem. It wasn't so much the oil causing the problems, but my kinked chain. IT WAS BAD! After I changed it, the shifting and riding quality has DRASTICALLY improved! LoL
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i run RP... i put it in the busa on the 2nd oil change at 1000 miles.... done 7K on this bike so far. my dad has run RP in everything since it came out and have had no motor problems on anything... he put it in the boat with a blown 502 putting out 650 horses and has i think has over 180 hours on it, bikes, cars, trucks..... no problems yet. and like patirick said, "the motor is expensive." i look at oil as the insurance to keeping a good motor, 9 times out of 10 you get what you pay for so IMHO, RP is worth the price

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I recently (Saturday) switched from Amsoil to Motul V300 (performed by Motorcycles Unlimited) on my V-Twin and after 150 miles of riding Sunday I could tell the difference.

I experienced a much quieter engine and shifting improved quite a bit. No more clunks into 2nd gear.

I plan to stick with V300 from here on.
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good to know, i'll probably be switching to motul at the next change...

the dealer i bought the bike from recommended Amsoil, and that's all he sells, so that's what i used since the first oil change... probably wasn't completely broken in yet...
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