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Anyone use Shell Rotella in their bikes ?
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Question Anyone use Shell Rotella in their bikes ? - March 8, 2016, 09:37 PM

I came across a guy who told me he has been using it in his R6 since it was new and has had no issued with almost 30k on it so i wanted to see if anyone else out there used this stuff in their bikes ... if you google the brand and name it seems like a lot of people use it their bikes.....

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March 8, 2016, 09:41 PM

Yep, use it in all my bikes, except my 1970 Bonneville. 2003 Speed Triple, 2006 DRZ400, 2011 Speed Triple, 2011 Husaberg FS570.

Edit: Full Syn Rotella T6. The blue bottle. There are multiple Rotellas.
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Ive been using T6 in every bike I've owned forever. Great stuff.


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Ran it in my R6


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Be careful only the regular (white bottle) and T6 (blue bottle) full synthetic is JASO-MA certified (cert for the use in motorcycles and other wet clutch systems) the T5 (silver bottle) synthetic blend is NOT JASO-MA certified.

I use the T6 in everything, and its only $21 for a gallon jug at walmart.


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Thanks a lot guys .... I just place a order on amazon..... 21 for a gallon with prime shipping .... ((( The blue bottle T6 Version )) ....


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yup, I use the white bottle in my air cooled bikes (which I currently only own). They seem to like it.
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I won't use it in my bikes but many people online vouch for it and if a customer came in with it we'd have no problem putting it in.


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I won't use it in my bikes but many people online vouch for it and if a customer came in with it we'd have no problem putting it in.
Any specific reason as to why, or do you just prefer your favorite brand?

Not trying to start an oil debate here.. we all know how those go.. just curious.
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Any specific reason as to why, or do you just prefer your favorite brand?

Not trying to start an oil debate here.. we all know how those go.. just curious.
Price point?


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March 9, 2016, 09:13 AM

When Mobil 1 15w50 was dropped or hard to get I switched to T6. Now you can get either one easily so I switch based on price...
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I use T5 in my shit. I used to buy it from walmart in a 2.5 gallon jug. But now I get it in the smaller 5 quart jug I think.
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Any specific reason as to why, or do you just prefer your favorite brand? Not trying to start an oil debate here.. we all know how those go.. just curious.
Rotella is just fine for everyday use. Great all around oil. I believe decades ago there was a debate as to whether the overpriced Honda brand quarts of oil was in fact not much more than repackaged Rotella and someone with access to lab testing analysis showed the two were fairly close in composition. (the Rotella with the friction modifiers will royally screw up your wet clutch system though).

However if you're riding at 9/10ths fairly often and racing a lot, I would assume use something that is more performance specific and lighter.
In the world of Vmax its all about getting that extra half mph. Little tricks like using lighter weight oils or only 3/4 filling the crankcase.



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