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post #11 of 99 (permalink) Old 06-03-2008, 09:51 PM
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rotella t 5w-40 here. in all my bikes
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Same here- Rocked Rotella-T Full Synthetic for over 20,000 miles in my YZF, never burned a drop. Currently using it in the Kawi- smooth shifts, no problems.

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it says on the web site that is diesel oil? why do you guys run this?
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it says on the web site that is diesel oil? why do you guys run this?
it is enginered for big trucks but u can run it wet clutch setup bikes, it doesnt have all the crap in it like most automotive oils have that harm your clutch and for the price u cant beat this oil and the kawi trans love it also, im runnin it in my 04 and probly will run it for now on and probly in the rest of my bikes in the future
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this is everything you need to know straight from the engineers themselves...

Though marketed as an engine oil for diesel trucks, Rotella oil has found popularity with motorcyclists as well. The properties of heavy duty engine oils tend to map to the same requirements of motorcycle oils, particularly those whose engine and transmission share the same oil. (This is called a "shared sump" design, which is unlike automobiles which maintain separate oil reservoirs - one for the engine and one for the transmission). The chemical additives found in heavy duty engine oils work well with motorcycles. In addition, the lack of "friction modifiers" in truck oils such as Rotella means they do not interfere with proper wet clutch operations.

Though not yet officially announced by Shell, posts in various motorcycle-related forums cite e-mail confirmation from Shell that Rotella 15W-40 CJ-4 has been tested and shown to meet the JASO-MA friction test. This particular certification is important for motorcycles because of the clutch design which is bathed in the engine oil. This is known as a "wet clutch." Oils that have excessive "friction modifiers" tend to make wet clutches slip. Indication that Rotella T Triple Protection passes the JASO-MA friction test offers one more reason to seriously consider Rotella T for motorcycle use.

Motorcycle specific oils tend to cost between $8 and $10 per quart. Shell Rotella T 15W-40 costs about $10 per gallon (or about $2.50/quart). The price economy of Shell Rotella T allows a motorcycle owner to change oil more frequently, thus matching the "extended change interval" value of motorcycle specific synthetics.

Originally Posted by Richard Moore, Staff Engineer, Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc.
Westhollow Technology Center, PO Box 4327, Houston, TX 77210, United
States of America
Date: 1/18/2008
We recently ran the JASO MA friction test on Rotella T with Triple
Protection 15W-40, Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 (CI-4) and our soon to be
introduced (within the next 2 months) Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 CJ-4.
All three oils passed the wet clutch friction test. Rotella T Synthetic
5W-40 (CI-4) has more than 1.2% ash (JASO MA spec limit) so it can not
be classified as JASO MA. However, Rotella T with Triple Protection
15W-40 and our soon to be introduced Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 CJ-4 do
meet JASO MA."

If you have any additional questions please call us at 800-231-6950.
Thank you for your interest in Shell products.

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Maybe I'll try this if they have 15w50. I'd like some ~$20 oil changes any day. It would give me the extra cash to do it more often too...
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I'm a n00b. Where do you guys buy the Rotella oil from?
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walmart's automotive department. a gallon is $15 and some change

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my local schucks had it for 10.99 per gallon
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