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Offline amberclad87

Oil Recommendations?
« on: May 09, 2019, 08:39:48 AM »
Going to be doing the oil change soon and was wondering what you guys recommend?

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Oil Recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 10:13:53 AM »
Lots of people use Rotella T6 with no issues but I refuse to use an oil formulated for use in a low RPM diesel burning truck engine in a high RPM, gasoline burning motorcycle engine. The gasses are a very different chemical makeup and in the 800s the oil must also serve as a gear lube which is called a "shared sump" system. That means the 'shearing' abilities of the oil is also critical. I am unsure of the Rotella's...and it's probably just fine.. but I know my Castrol Power RS/1 is well overkill for these engines but it complies with all needs for the engine including the wet clutch...and my father's words...which were "NEVER go cheap on fluids and filters"....and there is nothing cheap about the Power1 or Power RS oils. I use the 10w40 year round.   
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Offline amberclad87

Re: Oil Recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 04:02:41 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for the help NMKawierider!

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Offline murdo

Re: Oil Recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2019, 02:23:17 AM »
I use the Castrol 4T semi synthetic in all my bikes and quads with no troubles.