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Old 08-08-2012, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rotella T6 Oil?

I run this stuff in my 03 660. Is it a good oil for my 700? What do you guys recommend? (If you recommend, where do you pick it up also?) I will be doing the maintenance on my 08 and my dad's 06 and want to use the same parts and oil if I can.

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I am also debating the Royal purple 10-40 motorcycle oil, comes out to $11.25/qt + shipping. Amsoil 0-40 synthetic is another option for $10.89/qt + shipping. Not stuck on Rotella T6, it's just accessible locally which is why I've been using it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use this oil in both my '01 660 and my '07 700. It's a great oil IMO and it's not worth it to me to spend the money for Amsoil or the other more expensive brands when I change my oil as often as I do. I've had no issues with Rotella, and will continue to run it in both of my bikes.
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i aslo run it in my 660 as well as my ltr 450, works great
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i pay $8 a quart for amsoil your getting screwed...but than again amsoil is based in Superior,wi which is like an hour from me maybe thats why.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I use the t6 in all my cars.... But I was under the impression that the fully synthetic blend wasn't good for our wet clutches. So I just recently switched from using the valvoline atv oil to the shell t5 semi synthetic blend in my 660. I can't tell u if it makes any difference because I haven't rode my quad much since the last oil change. Just another option.
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"Motorcycle usage

Though marketed as an engine oil for diesel trucks, Rotella oil has found popularity with motorcyclists as well. The lack of "friction modifiers" in Rotella means they do not interfere with wet clutch operations. (This is called a "shared sump" design, which is unlike automobiles which maintain separate oil reservoirs - one for the engine and one for the transmission). Used oil analysis (UOA) reports on BobIsTheOilGuy.com have shown wear metals levels comparable to oils marketed as motorcycle-specific." - Straight from rotella wiki. I know everything on the internet isn't true but its something to consider.
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"Motorcycle usage

Though marketed as an engine oil for diesel trucks, Rotella oil has found popularity with motorcyclists as well. The lack of "friction modifiers" in Rotella means they do not interfere with wet clutch operations. (This is called a "shared sump" design, which is unlike automobiles which maintain separate oil reservoirs - one for the engine and one for the transmission). Used oil analysis (UOA) reports on BobIsTheOilGuy.com have shown wear metals levels comparable to oils marketed as motorcycle-specific." - Straight from rotella wiki. I know everything on the internet isn't true but its something to consider.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I run T6 in my 01 660R, 95 Jeep 318, 89 Fourtrax, and 05 450R.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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what about Shell Rotella T 15W40? anyone run that? i run it in my 08 ktm 450 sxf and 06 kawasaki 636 no problems what so ever. JW if it'd be ok to run in the raptor as well.
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