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Old 06-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #17281
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I've been running Rotella T6 in my bike for a couple of years now. I always have it on hand because thats what I run in my Chevy Duramax.

I do seem to burn a bit of oil? Maybe its in my head?
It's also the oil of choice for KTM factory riders...quality stuff for the fragile orange motors! ;)
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:57 PM   #17282
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I posted a few odds and ends for sale in the Parts section if anyone is interested...

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Old 06-15-2013, 04:24 AM   #17283
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I've been running Rotella T6 in my bike for a couple of years now.
That's also what I run. I did A LOT of oil research a few years back and started digging into all of the spec sheets and when you look at the numbers it really is impressive stuff. Then to prove it I thrashed a sample in my CBR600 for 3k miles and included a couple track days. Then I sent it to Blackstone for analysis and it still came back with better numbers than some of the competitors have when new.

The thumper is hard on oil in some different ways but I have no doubt that the Rotella is working based on what I saw in the other bike.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #17284
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That's also what I run. I did A LOT of oil research a few years back and started digging into all of the spec sheets and when you look at the numbers it really is impressive stuff. Then to prove it I thrashed a sample in my CBR600 for 3k miles and included a couple track days. Then I sent it to Blackstone for analysis and it still came back with better numbers than some of the competitors have when new.

The thumper is hard on oil in some different ways but I have no doubt that the Rotella is working based on what I saw in the other bike.
I run rotella T3 in everything! 2 stroke gear boxes, my xr650r, any other bike I work on, My old toyota 22r...... It just does everything
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:51 AM   #17285
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The regular dino Rotella T has worked fine and still had life left in it after 1000 miles but its was getting out of spec viscosity wise. Nothing that would damage anything, but my shifting and clutch feel go to shit when the oil gets about 800-1000 miles on it. The T6 is supposed to be more shear stable. If i can get it to hold viscocity wise for 1,500-2k I'm going to be a happy camper because I have other things to do besides having to change the oil because i don't like how my clutch and shifting feel.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #17286
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Battery box

Been toying with the idea of a better battery for my 650R than the nicad that came with a BD duel sport kit. Here the first try, will refine it a little more but I think I'm on the right track. Have to add small strap and a wire harness
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:36 PM   #17287
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I have the same battery. I ended up installing it under the rear fender.

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Old 06-15-2013, 11:42 PM   #17288
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I have the same battery. I ended up installing it under the rear fender.

Do you have a rear hugger on there?
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:08 AM   #17289
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whats the story on the battery?

any links to a spec sheet?
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:01 AM   #17290
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i went with this option

My bike was rewound to 200 watt ...running up to a reg/rec ..then all pwr to battery then everything runs of from there ...KISS

has been flawless ..I recommend these anit grav batts super light weight very small



reg/rec from a kwaka 1000


located behind the front fairing
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:01 AM   #17291
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Do you have a rear hugger on there?
Yup, works out great with the 17" wheels. I made it out of the old front fender.


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Old 06-16-2013, 08:06 AM   #17292
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whats the story on the battery?

any links to a spec sheet?
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:07 AM   #17293
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Yup, works out great with the 17" wheels. I made it out of the old front fender.


Great - I have been thinking of making something up for my SM
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:26 AM   #17294
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I have the same battery. I ended up installing it under the rear fender.

I would think your tire could hit that even with 17. I know it would get wiped out with the stock 18 off road
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:36 AM   #17295
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I would think your tire could hit that even with 17. I know it would get wiped out with the stock 18 off road
But maybe better than on the motor - I would think the heat would be bad for batteries.

I doubt my 17" would ever touch the fender, not with the riding I do.
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