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Old 08-29-2009, 06:16 AM   #1
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Rotella T 5-40 synthetic is on sale

at Canadian Tire, $22.50 / 4 liters, per the flyer starting today. I bought the only 3 jugs at my local store this morning at at 8:45 am, so don't wait if you're interested.
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:03 AM   #2
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And this is good for wet clutches, correct?

I can run this in my DRZ?
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:14 AM   #3
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Ive heard of people running rotella in their DRZ,s , Im tempted since thats 4L for just a little more than 1L of Amsoil


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Old 08-29-2009, 07:17 AM   #4
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Isn't 5W40 a little thin for the DRZ?

I just bought a 4L jug of the 15W40 non-synth Rotella T at TSC for $16.
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:25 AM   #5
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Isn't 5W40 a little thin for the DRZ?

I just bought a 4L jug of the 15W40 non-synth Rotella T at TSC for $16.
Ahh, I missed the weight, I believe you have what I was thinking about.

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Old 08-29-2009, 09:39 AM   #6
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Shell Rotella T is Diesel engine oil

Google will find MANY links, but the gist of it is that Diesel oil does not have the friction modifiers like molybdenum that cause issues with wet clutches. I'm told that Harley owner manuals now suggest diesel oil if the normal 20-50 HD oil is unavailable.

Rotella 5-40 synthetic is very popular, and is widely used in motorcycles. We use it exclusively in our bikes.

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Consumables.html#Oil
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:10 AM   #7
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I've also heard/read that KTM approves of the use of Rotella T in their bikes as well, although I don't know which models.
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:27 PM   #8
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I'd stick with Motorcycle oil myself but it'll probably work.


From amsoil:
"All quality motorcycle specific oils should also carry the JASO Motorcycle Specifications, which are either the JASO-MA specification (no friction modifiers) or the JASO-MB specification (with friction modifiers). The JASO-MA rating specifies that no friction modifiers are used. Note that the JASO-MB motorcycle does have friction modifiers, but is designed for motorcycles that specify the JASO-MB specification. If the oil does not carry one of these specifications, even if the other specifications listed above are present, We recommend finding an oil that has the proper JASO specification clearly labeled on the bottle. "

Found elsewhere:
"The new Rotella T CJ-4 15W-40 and 5W-40 packaging does not officially state compliance with JASO-MA.
However, posts in various motorcycle-related forums cite e-mail confirmation from Shell that Rotella 15W-40 and 5W-40 CJ-4 has been tested and shown to meet the JASO-MA friction test. The belief is that the new CJ-4 oil does in fact meet JASO-MA, but the packaging does not carry the certification, nor does Shell advertise it as complying with JASO-MA."
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:02 PM   #9
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Hey Finndian, I saw you on the CTV news last night.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:11 PM   #10
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Why all the concern about an oil having the JASO label/compliance?? These same oils never had it before and were fine. Now all of a sudden it is a life or death decision for your engine if it is not stamped on the bottle. All it implies is that it meets standards approved by the Japanese compliance body. All the other compliance stamps are there. It is sort of like having a Snell approved helmet or a European standard one. Some helmets meet both standards, some meet only one. Your noggin is still safe in either one.
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:22 AM   #11
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Isn't 5W40 a little thin for the DRZ?

I just bought a 4L jug of the 15W40 non-synth Rotella T at TSC for $16.
They also have 9.5L and 20L Jugs at walmart Sorry do not remember the price but fairly cheap
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:51 PM   #12
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They also have 9.5L and 20L Jugs at walmart Sorry do not remember the price but fairly cheap
I believe those are dinosaur based, not synthetic.
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