Shell Rotella Oil??

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3/19/2013 1:31 AM

Ive seen some people using this one of my friends uses it in his honda.. Whats your thoughts on using it i have kawis 450 and 250..

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3/19/2013 1:41 AM

I use it in everything I own that requires oil.

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3/19/2013 1:41 AM

that stuff is the most refined highest quality lubricant in the world....no shit.

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3/19/2013 2:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2013 4:50 AM

Used to use it on both sides of the Honda 450 no problems at all good stuff. Also in all my heavy equipment oil changes not as cheap as it once was but niether is anything else.

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3/19/2013 3:18 AM

Both sides of my 07 Honda, tons of hours with no issues.

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3/19/2013 4:17 AM

CR500Rider wrote:

I use it in everything I own that requires oil.

Me to. I have used it in all our 250 and 450s and have never had a problem. The last 450 had a ton of hours on it and everything still looked new inside when we pulled it apart.Its cheap so I change the oil every 2 hours.
My last van still ran like new and had good oil pressure and no noises at 225K when I sold it and that got fresh Rotela every 5 to 7 thousand miles.

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3/19/2013 4:35 AM

What weight rotella is everyone using?

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3/19/2013 4:58 AM
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I would guess everyone is talking about the T6 full synthetic. It is a 5w-40

http://www.calsci.com/motorcy did cleinfo/Oils1.html

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3/19/2013 5:03 AM

motox55 wrote:

What weight rotella is everyone using?

15w-40

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3/19/2013 5:05 AM
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Rekluse recommends Shell Rotella T.

Edit: And if anyone knows their stuff, I figure they do.

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3/19/2013 5:17 AM

walleyeguy wrote:

I would guess everyone is talking about the T6 full synthetic. It is a 5w-40

http://www.calsci.com/motorcy did cleinfo/Oils1.html

I also use it in both my Ducati's since new....

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3/19/2013 5:18 AM

I've used it for years. Cheap and easily available.

OP, if you go to thumpertalk and search on "Rotella", I promise you, you'll have (at least) a days worth of reading.

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3/19/2013 5:34 AM

Rotella T 15-40... Zinc is good!

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3/19/2013 5:38 AM

Here we go again.....

One of the most beat up threads of all time. Thumpertalk has page after pager of topics just like this.

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3/19/2013 5:39 AM

mxtech1 wrote:

Here we go again.....

One of the most beat up threads of all time. Thumpertalk has page after pager of topics just like this.

The only difference would be that the TT replies are all unfounded conjecture.

So Rotella is ok for clutches I take it. You're running the synthetic Rotella T 15w 40?

I'm just here for the MxGeoff meltdowns.

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3/19/2013 5:47 AM

BobbyM wrote:

that stuff is the most refined highest quality lubricant in the world....no shit.

X2
Rotella T takes more heat than any other oil.

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3/19/2013 5:48 AM

mxtech1 wrote:

Here we go again.....

One of the most beat up threads of all time. Thumpertalk has page after pager of topics just like this.

Thomas Jefferson wrote:

The only difference would be that the TT replies are all unfounded conjecture.

So Rotella is ok for clutches I take it. You're running the synthetic Rotella T 15w 40?

Not the synthetic, the standard T in the white jug for $11/gal at wall mart. Same with the Chevron Dello 400.

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3/19/2013 5:54 AM

mxtech1 wrote:

Here we go again.....

One of the most beat up threads of all time. Thumpertalk has page after pager of topics just like this.

Thomas Jefferson wrote:

The only difference would be that the TT replies are all unfounded conjecture.

So Rotella is ok for clutches I take it. You're running the synthetic Rotella T 15w 40?

slipdog wrote:

Not the synthetic, the standard T in the white jug for $11/gal at wall mart. Same with the Chevron Dello 400.

I was getting ready to say, WalMart sells the standard one, but you have to go to the Auto Parts store to get the blue jug synth.

If it's ok for wet clutches, i'll give it a shot in the two stroke. I have been running ATF, but that stuff eats plastic (water pump gear)

I'm just here for the MxGeoff meltdowns.

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3/19/2013 6:05 AM

It's ok for wet clutches because its a Diesel blended oil, so it doesn't have the friction modifiers required for Passenger car oil that are bad for the clutch.

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3/19/2013 6:27 AM

I've used it in all my mx bikes as well. I also used it back when I was RR in all my R6's with their slipper clutches and no issues at all. Shifts like butter.

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3/19/2013 6:34 AM

I use straight 40 wt Rotella in all my gearboxes (all 2 strokes). bought a 5 gal bucket at a truck shop, lasts forever.

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3/19/2013 6:40 AM

I've used it for years in my CRF tranny's, with no problems. What's odd is that when I use it in both my 2-stroke tranny's, I get some clutch slippage under heavy use. When I swapped it out with some Motorex gear oil, the slipping disappeared. I don't abuse the clutch with the thumpers like I do with the 2-strokes, so that may be the difference.

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3/19/2013 6:40 AM
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mxtech1 wrote:

Here we go again.....

One of the most beat up threads of all time. Thumpertalk has page after pager of topics just like this.

Who the hell reads Thumpertalk? :-)

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3/19/2013 6:49 AM

Rotella T 15-40 in everything I own, I even use it in the service area of my shop. Good stuff and no problems.

You're trying to use logic in your post and 4stroke doesn't appreciate logic! (FACT)


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3/19/2013 7:22 AM

slipdog wrote:

It's ok for wet clutches because its a Diesel blended oil, so it doesn't have the friction modifiers required for Passenger car oil that are bad for the clutch.

Rotella T is formulated for wet clutch. 175 + Vet hours on 2 different YZ250Fs, no issues. Was pleased to see Rekluse developed their clutches using this product. Have heard that Yamalube is the same product, different bottle.

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3/19/2013 7:46 AM

We've used the 15-40 in every 4 stroke we've owned including our last 3 Kawi's. I use the T6 5-40 in my Street bike.

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3/19/2013 8:53 AM

I've used both versions of the Rotella in my four stroke bikes for years without incident.

I hope people realize that most oils labeled as "synthetic" are not 100% synthetic having only small percentage of true synthetic oil .

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3/19/2013 9:02 AM

CamP wrote:

I've used it for years in my CRF tranny's, with no problems. What's odd is that when I use it in both my 2-stroke tranny's, I get some clutch slippage under heavy use. When I swapped it out with some Motorex gear oil, the slipping disappeared. I don't abuse the clutch with the thumpers like I do with the 2-strokes, so that may be the difference.

I'll probably pass on it then. I cornhole the clutch on my CR.

I'm just here for the MxGeoff meltdowns.

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3/19/2013 9:06 AM

I did the math and it was cheaper to use Motul 300V because everyone says to change the rottella every ride or 2 hours. I can go 12-15 hours depending on the weather. Also I don't like the idea of pulling drain plugs all that much I know a few guys that have ha to fix there drain plug threads from all those oil changes.

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3/19/2013 9:21 AM

CamP wrote:

I've used it for years in my CRF tranny's, with no problems. What's odd is that when I use it in both my 2-stroke tranny's, I get some clutch slippage under heavy use. When I swapped it out with some Motorex gear oil, the slipping disappeared. I don't abuse the clutch with the thumpers like I do with the 2-strokes, so that may be the difference.

Thomas Jefferson wrote:

I'll probably pass on it then. I cornhole the clutch on my CR.

I do not have this problem on ANY of my CRs.

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