Yes.. 15W-40 Rotella T is very often used.. Some have gone the Synthetic Rotella direction..Is that the Rotella T used in diesel engines?
I know of no official caveat from Kawasaki against using "energy-conserving," or even "friction-modifying" oils.Truthfully, as long as you not using an energy saving oil, most oils will work just fine.
Neither do I, but I also don't know, or even heard of anyone who's actually run 0w-20 in their KLR.. The lightest I've ever run is 10w-40, and I didn't like the way it shifted..The urban legend persists, "You'll RUIN your clutch!", by using such lubricants, but . . . don't know of any actual cases of such catastrophe.
Premium synthetic motor oils, like Mobil 1, have copious quantities of zinc compounds; themselves, "friction modifiers." Wouldn't run, screaming, from the room myself from Mobil 1; YMMV!
You can't help yourself, none of us can, it's why all oil threads are destined to end poorly.Not sure why I'm responding to an oil thread... :50:
Thanks; will look at the link and read it.Not sure why I'm responding to an oil thread... :50:
Zinc is an anti-wear additive not a friction modifier. The Japanese Automotive Standards Organization (JASO) are the ones that came up with motorcycle specific ratings, MA or MB. You want to run a JASO MA oil in a KLR or any bike with a wet clutch. The ratings are on the back of the container. Rotella T 15-40 is JASO MA rated.
More info here.