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post #61 of 72 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 11:14 AM
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Oil threads are forever. Like ex-wives. Same trip too.
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Nothing ever gets solved.
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I'm on my way!
Forget the pain! Load your plane up with twin riders land at Avalon and we will just have a party! Anyone with a spare motor can come and we will run it on virgin olive oil and keep drinking till it stops, could be a long party!
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Because I can't resist poking the bear....

19,000 miles on the Scrambler (22,000 miles total; 3,000 from prior owner) and 5,000 miles on the Thruxton with nothing but a steady annual diet of Rotella T6 and Purolator PureOne oil filters. No issues shifting, no engine parts have blown up....just keep on runnin'.

Knock on wood...I've had no issues running T6 to this point, and the only difference between when it had the factory fill has been the few extra bucks in my pocket.

FWIW....YMMV....

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There's a guy in Texas who now has over 90,000 MILES on his Speedmaster on T6 with no issues, and impressive perodic oil analysis for corroboration.
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Because I can't resist poking the bear....

19,000 miles on the Scrambler (22,000 miles total; 3,000 from prior owner) and 5,000 miles on the Thruxton with nothing but a steady annual diet of Rotella T6 and Purolator PureOne oil filters. No issues shifting, no engine parts have blown up....just keep on runnin'.

Knock on wood...I've had no issues running T6 to this point, and the only difference between when it had the factory fill has been the few extra bucks in my pocket.

FWIW....YMMV....

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42k on my 2010 Bonneville, 57k on my previous '07 650 V-strom, and 100k+ on my Honda PC800, all on the synthetic Rotella T6 5w40. No oil or clutch issues on any of them. The PC800 did not leak or burn any oil, and was still running the original clutch when I sold it with 167K. BTW, Rotella T6 is certified JASO MA for wet motorcycle clutches. Says so right on the label.

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Well every bike is different I guess.
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Not to bump an old thread, but my bike is shifting just as poorly on the Castrol as it did on the Rotella. I'm not sure what it is but I took a 135 mile ride today and had notchy 1-2 shifting, 2-3 shifting, and 4-5 shifting.
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Not to bump an old thread, but ...
...you did it anyway...
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