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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Smile CONVINCE ME, CHANGE To ROTELLO T OIL

After 25K plus miles on my 92 iit's time for another oil change. Been using Castrol 20/50$$$.reading about Rotelllo TKnifemaker likes its "goodenough for me" Also Purolator Pure One PL14612? Remember it's hot in Florida.
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Well it is good enough for me.....and hundreds of thousands? of other motorcyclists. But I will point out that a few that have been using Castrol oil since day one and changed to Rottella ended up changing back.

My takes here is as its fairly cheap, is go with the Rottella and see what happens. I'm talking about the organic oil not their synthetic.

If you don't like it you can always switch back.

No imput on the filter as I used the now unavailable Super Tech oil filters. (Still got 3 of them)

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Not another oil thread.lol

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Rotella T 15w40 ....

Wait ... 25k between oil changes? Might not matter what brand.

Used Castrol a long time ago, but the color is too dark when it's still fresh, so I quit.

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My experience. Castrol 10w40, no coffee grinder syndrome, smooth none slip clutch. Rotella T 15w40, thought the clutch was coming out of the engine when cold, bike would jump hard. Back to Castrol, great working clutch. Might work great for you, good luck.
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I do use the Puralator filters, I guess that model is the right one. They have the longer ones at my WalMart so those are the ones I use. I spray paint them black because I hate that ugly white filter sticking out in the front like that. lol

As for oil, I have used Rotella and then tried Castrol 10w40. I feel like the Castrol made the clutch smoother. I haven't had the coffee grinder effect except maybe once or twice when it's really cold since switching to the Castrol. I had it quite a bit when cold (by FL standards lol) with the Rotella.

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I won't try to convince you to change. Ill simply state "I've been using it for about 45000 miles". No complaints.
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I have always used Valvoline motorcycle oil. 10w40 or 20w50
http://www.valvoline.com/products/br...cle-atv-oil/13
I catch it on sale in the spring at Autozone or similar parts houses.
I have never had an oil related clutch issue in any bike.

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Regarding Oil Filters

Found a Link for OIL FILTER CROSS REF. GUIDE. Guy states that the Bosh, Mobil 1 and Super Tech are made by Champion.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/FilterXRef.html[/B]

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Your link doesn't work.....but I knew this already.

OK....it's officially an oil thread now.

I'm hoping you were not saying you went 25,000 miles between oil changes.

Just about any modern oil should work fine in these bikes as long as it's not an "energy saving" formula (labeled this way).


My suggestion is if Castrol has been working for you, keep using it.

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