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green j
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rotella oil

Postby green j » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:50 am



I have a 1993 interstate I use gn4 10w40 I here so much about rotella oil thinking about switching to that oil and what rotella oil should I use. 10w40 in what jug.



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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: rotella oil

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:17 am

yep 10/40

The reason why the Rotella and other oils for diesels work so well in a wet clutch motorcycle is,like so many have stated about no friction modifiers being good for the clutches has another benefit for the transmission. They have zinc additives in the oil as well,as most motorcycle-specific oils. They will benefit your transmission. :-D The reason auto oils dont use zinc is because of catalyic converters.. The zinc will ruin them...Zinc has properties to help with added loads on a diesel engine since they have higher bearing loads on the engine,as does the transmission on a wet clutch bike. The gears in the transmission slide into one another to work(mesh) and the zinc in the oil helps with the shear factors in the transmission.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Dusty Boots
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Re: rotella oil

Postby Dusty Boots » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:04 pm

15W/40 ... in the white jug!

Myself, I use the Chevron Delo 400LE 15W/40 diesel oil.

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Bigbiker0
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Re: rotella oil

Postby Bigbiker0 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:30 pm

I always use Honda oil, if they sale it,it's suit it.
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bjatwood
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Re: rotella oil

Postby bjatwood » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:22 pm

Rotella IS good oil, and Walmart usually has it for 12 bucks for 3.78lts/gallon of it. Mucho cheaper, with lots of benefits to it for our rides.

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Re: rotella oil

Postby bo_mull » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:14 am

Dusty Boots wrote:15W/40 ... in the white jug!

Myself, I use the Chevron Delo 400LE 15W/40 diesel oil.


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Re: rotella oil rebate until 5/31/14

Postby hondageorge » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:09 pm

just to let everyone know that uses Shell Rotella Synthetic or semi-blend motor oil.
Save $5 on a gallon. Starts March 1 2014 Ends 5/31/14
purchase one gal of T-5 OR T6
mail in offer 2 rebates per person or household address
visit rotella.com/promotions for details
I got my rebate forms at a Hess truck stop off the interstate - perhaps others may have them




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