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Old 04-23-2014, 11:30 PM   #61
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:57 PM   #62
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owner's manual says 10w-50 so I use 10w-50

castrol rs4, total/elf. buy in bulk and it avg to about 12 per liter. hi flo filter is about 8 each
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:06 AM   #63
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:34 AM   #64
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i don't get why everyone says "Motorex becuase its under warranty". MY owners manual states a JASO MA spec oil in the range of 10W-40 for Sub 32 Degrees F. and 10w-50 for warmer temps.....

so i would argue with anyone that the Rotella T6 I am running meets manufacturer specifications. And if they disagree in the event of a major warranty issue...well....there are a lot of lawyers in the yellow pages.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:21 PM   #65
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i don't get why everyone says "Motorex becuase its under warranty". MY owners manual states a JASO MA spec oil in the range of 10W-40 for Sub 32 Degrees F. and 10w-50 for warmer temps.....

so i would argue with anyone that the Rotella T6 I am running meets manufacturer specifications. And if they disagree in the event of a major warranty issue...well....there are a lot of lawyers in the yellow pages.
I would agree except T6 isn't available in 10w-50.....right?
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:25 PM   #66
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I would agree except T6 isn't available in 10w-50.....right?

this is the biggest problem, hard to find 10-50 and newer engines are pretty picky when it comes to viscosity.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:02 AM   #67
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:10 AM   #68
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I use Castrol GTX 20-50 on my 2004 950 Adventure.
70K miles later and the cams look good as new.
When the oil gets dark, or shifting get's sticky, I change out the oil or about every 3000 miles.

But I also have a Honda CBR600RR, and on that due to the higher RPM's I tend to run Rotella T6 synthetic and change that about every 5000 miles.

Oh crap!
I just posted in an oil thread!


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Old 04-25-2014, 12:57 PM   #69
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:29 PM   #70
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:47 PM   #71
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000 miles.

Oh crap!
I just posted in an oil thread!


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I love these oil nerd threads.

I really don't know anything about oil, so I put in whatever XX-XX MC/diesel oil I happen to find and I change it when the shifting starts to feel slightly notchy. Some oils result in better shifting performance, but that's all that I have noticed. Has worked well so far and I am also coming up on 70,000 miles.
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:15 PM   #72
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I noticed that Belray is now the official oil of Husqvarna. Probably another oil which is "OK" for KTM's.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:00 PM   #73
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Rotella. I put that sheat in everything.

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Old 04-28-2014, 03:22 AM   #74
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I use Virgin oil, from plants grown on a south slope and then carefully transformed into oil over the eons.
A drop or two of dinosaur piss will make it smooth.
Preferably it should be bottled by maidens of the orient covered in shimmering semite wearing kid skin gloves when they, delicately, pour this liquid magic into crystal bottles, worthy of a kings ransom.
Your engine and clutch will be working just great, fuel consumption will go down and horse powers go up, probably another 35-40 or so.
You'll be able to wheelie in 6 th gear and wear out a knobbly in about 34 seconds.

PS it's so good that you can run without it!
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:25 AM   #75
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Used to use Motorex PowerSynt 10w60, and was okay with it, but due to Motorex supply shortages last year in my country I went for the Motul 300V 15w50 and I'm quite happy with it.. Gives a littlebit more clunky shifting than the Motorex gave, but I like to feel the shifts anyway. (and it also has a cool neon-green flurescent color) Unfortunately though the price tag is about the same as with the motorex.

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