diesel oil?


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diesel oil?

Post by ride dont hide » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:38 pm



I have heard of using heavy duty diesel oil in the GL 1100. I think I recall Randakks suggesting its use, Rotella being the oil of choice. Is anyone running this in their bike? Of course you cant use car oil as it breaks down way to fast but diesel sounds like it would work. Thoughts?



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Re: diesel oil?

Post by DenverWinger » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:35 am

A lot of us are using the Rotella T6. I guess there's two varieties now, be sure to get the oil with the JASO certification. Walmart sells it.
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Re: diesel oil?

Post by dingdong » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:49 am

ride dont hide wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:38 pm
I have heard of using heavy duty diesel oil in the GL 1100. I think I recall Randakks suggesting its use, Rotella being the oil of choice. Is anyone running this in their bike? Of course you cant use car oil as it breaks down way to fast but diesel sounds like it would work. Thoughts?
I use diesel oil in all my rides. Delo 400.
You might want to read this. Prolly won't change your opinion but...........

http://www.nightrider.com/biketech/oiltest1.htm
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Re: diesel oil?

Post by Fatwing Chris » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:19 am

I've used it in my last 4 Wings.I've used both dino and the full syn. with no issues.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: diesel oil?

Post by golden highway » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:51 pm

I used it in my 1200 and it worked well. I tried it in my 1500 and it was ok but my 1500 likes the Mobile synthetic motorcycle oil better.

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Re: diesel oil?

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:18 pm

my 1500s all ran on Delo 400,

I am now using Rotella T6 in my 1800
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Re: diesel oil?

Post by DenverWinger » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:25 pm

I've been using Valvoline 10W40 MAX Life (Synthetic blend) in everything (car, jeep, 1100, lawnmower) for years. The 1100 is happy with it. The PO of my 1500 always used the Rotella, so now I'm stocking two kinds of oil in the garage. Might try the Rotella in the 1100 just to see what happens....
They say 98% of all Hardleys ever made are still on the road..... The other 2% made it home. :lol:
(I stole this from somebody on another GW site...) :roll:

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Re: diesel oil?

Post by Mr moe » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:49 am

"dingdong" Thanks for posting that link.
Very good information and a great read.
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