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post #1 of 17 Old 06-12-2009, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Rotella...first ride.

Changed the oil and filter today. Rode up in the foothills for about an hour. I'm not big on selling snake oil, nor am I trying to start an oil throwdown, but I will never use anything but Rotella again. And that is coming from a man who previously thought most oils were pretty much the same.




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post #2 of 17 Old 06-12-2009, 10:02 PM
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Let me guess.. Rotella allowed you to win the lottery??
Or it just shifted more smoothly??
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Shifted more smoothly...seemed to vibrate less even. Now, some of that has got to be due to new oil/filter syndrome, but....well, hell, I was prepared to be cynical and don't have it in me.




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Shifted more smoothly...seemed to vibrate less even. Now, some of that has got to be due to new oil/filter syndrome, but....well, hell, I was prepared to be cynical and don't have it in me.
I knew you'd like it..
It's good stuff!!
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post #5 of 17 Old 06-13-2009, 12:18 AM
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Synthetic or Dino?

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post #6 of 17 Old 06-13-2009, 06:30 AM
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I'm 99% sure he used Dino 15w-40.
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post #7 of 17 Old 06-13-2009, 11:16 AM
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I've been using dino since I bought my bike - thinking this next oil change I am going to make the switch to sin, er syn -=)


P.S., Tim are you back in slackermento?
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Yup, Dino Tim.




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I've been using dino since I bought my bike - thinking this next oil change I am going to make the switch to sin, er syn -=)


P.S., Tim are you back in slackermento?
I came back about three weeks ago though I am currently in San Diego (Tech Day and friends) and leaving for the Eastern Sierra route tomorrow. Yosemite or Sonora Pass.

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I came back about three weeks ago though I am currently in San Diego (Tech Day and friends) and leaving for the Eastern Sierra route tomorrow. Yosemite or Sonora Pass.
Oh well. Hope ya had a good trip. We should get together for coffee sometime. The montana trip went well for me, put 2600 miles on the greenie.
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