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post #111 of 114 Old 07-29-2019, 11:11 PM
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I have about 400 miles to go before I send the Rotella off to Blackstone. I have a new gallon of Genuine Kawasaki 10w40 sitting in the garage waiting to go in after the Rotella. Blackstone told me in my last report to feel free to experiment so just out of curiosity I am. I figure 2,000 miles of Rotella won't kill the bike even if it proves to be inferior in comparison. So far it is quiet as a chrch mouse and shifts very smoothly with the Rotella. Actually, it shifts much smoother than that high dollar ester based Motul that was in prior. Maybe I'll compare about 5 different oils, then take the ones with the best additive packages and blend them. Then sample it just for the hell of it.

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post #112 of 114 Old 07-30-2019, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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There are several of us on here which would really like to see your BSL oil reports posted on this thread. Starting with your Motul report, if you would please.

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post #113 of 114 Old 07-30-2019, 11:25 AM
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PaddyD,
There are several of us on here which would really like to see your BSL oil reports posted on this thread. Starting with your Motul report, if you would please.
I'm just getting started with this little experiment, but the Motul report is here on page 11 of this thread. It's a new engine and unfortunately, I never have the opportunity to just go out and rack up miles on it so this will no doubt be a long drawn out process. I will post up each report as they come though. The Motul didn't impress me much considering the cost and with such low miles how badly it sheared..

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post #114 of 114 Old 07-30-2019, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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I recon that I had already forgotten your post of it.

I will say that the Motul oil shear is exactly in-line with my reports with the Kawasaki 10W40. But yeah, I'm using common petroleum vs your synthetic. But like BSL says, 'its normal' with shared transmission motorcycles.

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