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shell rotella dino or syn oil, yes or not?

only asking cuz i run rotella dino in my xr200 woods bike, my 300ex quad, my atc250sx, and run full sytn in my g/fs gsxr750 and my 01 cbr929rr when i had it...but ive never owned a v-twin so i dont know the how these motors like what?

lemme know, i like how the oil holds up on my other machines, if not would the dino shell rotella be ok in this motor?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 07:38 PM
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I myself run full synthetic in mine.
They like synthetic or dyno. It's all your preference.
Just as long as it's clean and changed routinely with filter.
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when i had my fzr600 and cbr929rr i changed oil every 4K miles with full syn and a high flo oil filter.

thanks for the replay didnt know if these motors were prone to anything, if they are im sure ill fine out
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I run the Honda full synthetic in all my bikes! I've run Mobil 1, Amsoil, and Repsol full synthetic in them before! Changed to Honda full synthetic, cause my dealer carries it! I dont have to go here and there to get oil and filter. I'm at the dealer picking up a filter any way, so I might as well get the oil from them too! It's very reasonably priced! Although I can't remember what I pay for it right off the top of my head!
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I use Synthetic in my Honda cbr400.A synthetic oil for modern bikes since it holds all oil’s properties much better than a natural oil. A specific oil isn't always the best motorcycle oil and may not be worth the extra investment.
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i use Amsoil and mobil 1 for the RC51. AGIP for the Aprilia.

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I use Shell Rotella Syn in all my bikes and 4Wheelers.
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Color....how does the Rotella hold up? At $10 quart the Castrol Syth is getting to be expensive.



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Color....how does the Rotella hold up? At $10 quart the Castrol Syth is getting to be expensive.
The Rotella holds up great ..and use it for the last 5 years....I change the Oil in my RC Every 4 -5000 Miles and my Yamaha every 7000 miles and the 4Wheelers ones a Year....Normal the Price is 19 Bucks a Gallon..and sometimes you see the Rotella for 17 Bucks a Gallon at Walmart....these days you have to save Money.
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I may switch then...you change it @ 4000 mile. I change mine between 1200-2000 miles. It keeps the clutch nice and smooth.



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