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  • Oil part 2.

    Ok, so by a vast majority, most z riders use Rotella T6, seems to be good bang for the $$.

    I considered using Amsoil recommended by a friend, but I personally think it's way overpriced.

    So....using the Rotella T6, what is the average milleage between oil change?

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    I change mine every 5000 miles. I'm sure you could go longer intervals and be fine. JMHO.

    Amsoil is waaaaay expensive IMO. Especially if you are going to change oil every 5000 miles.
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    • #3
      Yep 5000 is good, just like anything depends on how hard you ride and what conditions you ride in. Even under heavy abuse the Rotella will be good for at least 5000. It is good in big high compression turbo diesel engines for 5000 - 7500 miles. I know guys that run it in tractor trailer rigs for 10,000 miles.
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      • #4
        5K miles / 8,000 km
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        • #5
          Originally posted by eyesonly View Post
          Yep 5000 is good, just like anything depends on how hard you ride and what conditions you ride in. Even under heavy abuse the Rotella will be good for at least 5000. It is good in big high compression turbo diesel engines for 5000 - 7500 miles. I know guys that run it in tractor trailer rigs for 10,000 miles.
          Actually, tractor trailer rigs usually only change the oil every 30 - 50k miles,

          I don't recommend that for a motorcycle!
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          • #6
            I'm ashamed to say. ..I put around 1000 or so miles per year, and change it at the start of the riding season....March maybe?

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            Last edited by dinkyguitar; 10-03-2018, 10:32 AM.

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            • #7
              I use Penrite (Australian brand) 15W50 Diesel engine oil. Probably similar to the Rotella. It is semi-synthetic, and has no friction modifiers (so good for wet clutches), as well as a higher zinc content. I change every 6000km as per the book although could stretch it out.
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              • #8
                Rotella & a Wix filter every 2500 miles.


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CrazyTrain View Post
                  Rotella & a Wix filter every 2500 miles.
                  Now you see, in that instance, using synthetic is a waste. If the bike is properly ridden, a high quality dyno oil would do the job.

                  I'm aiming for synthetic purely on the fact that, I can stretch my oil changes longer compared to dyno.

                  But I respect your philosphy...

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                  • #10
                    I run 15-40 non synth. I'll go between 3 and 5K. The book calls for every 7.5, if I remember. About the time they want the plugs "checked."
                    I haven't looked at the Connie plugs yet, at 45,000.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jeepee27 View Post

                      Now you see, in that instance, using synthetic is a waste. If the bike is properly ridden, a high quality dyno oil would do the job.

                      I'm aiming for synthetic purely on the fact that, I can stretch my oil changes longer compared to dyno.

                      But I respect your philosphy...
                      I put lotsa miles on my bikes, and they keep on running great. 112k on my 2002 and it was on the original clutch.


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