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So my local Kwai dealer went under and I was unable to get the oil I run normally. So I hit the Internet and alot of guys/ gals are running Rotella T 15/40 diesel motor oil. They say it's great for the tranny and is cheap enough to just change your oil every 4000 km, which is what I changed my oil at any ways. Any thoughts on this oil?


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It's what the p/o used in mine. I went away from it for a synthetic. But I have never had a bad experience with it.
 

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I here some synthetics can make your clutch slip under loads aswell.


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What kind of synthetic do you run? You must have picked a good one.


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I am running motul 300v in 10-40 or 15-50 depending on the season. My bike seems to love it. No oil burning or issues whatsoever.
 

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2008. Has 42,000 on it.
 

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Wow well next oil change I may switch to that. Mine like to drink the oil.


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If it likes to drink it it may not help. My buddy tried and his didn't get any better. We actually just put a 688 kit in it last night. So hopefully it cures his issues.
 

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Rotella T is excellent oil. Have used it since I got my KLR.

If you are looking for synthetic try the Rotella T6. I use that in my Goldwing.
 

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Great. Let me know how the 688 kit works. That should stop the oil consumption. It's not a huge difference in cc so I'm wondering if it gives you any real gains in power of just really help the oil issue.


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I use sand instead of oil. Boy named sue theory. Toughens her up.
 

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If it likes to drink it it may not help. My buddy tried and his didn't get any better. We actually just put a 688 kit in it last night. So hopefully it cures his issues.
Just doing a follow-up to see if you buddy's oil proble was fixed with the new kit?
 
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