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Trying a new oil

Found a guy selling this stuff locally for $10 / litre - might be because the bottles have the old Agip labels, not the new ENi branding, but I'll give it a shot...
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For 10 a quart why not amsoil?

Just bought my first gallon of rotella t
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Sadly, we don't get much slack on prices down here - on oil, petrol, tyres, anything....small market, miles from anywhere.

$10 a litre for something with "synth" in the title is actually good value....Unless you're comparing it with unbranded dino on special... A local parts shop, as an example, is offering a litre of Bel-Ray V-Twin Syn 10W50 for $33.95.

The same place will sell you a 180-55-17 Michelin PR2 for $379, a saving of $36 on their usual retail!!

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For 10 a quart why not amsoil?

Just bought my first gallon of rotella t
+1 on Rotella T...i use it in all my bikes

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Shell don't sell a product by that name in our market...

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+1 on Rotella T...i use it in all my bikes
Yeah I was using amsoil, but still changed every 3k. Figured might as well cut my cost in half. Which rotella do you prefer? I bought 5-w40 but hear people ride 15-w45 as well? (They didn't have 15-45 at the moment).
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Bel-Ray V-Twin Syn 10W50 for $33.95.

The same place will sell you a 180-55-17 Michelin PR2 for $379
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Rotella for motorcycle oil.

Do you run synthetic (t6) or standard (t)?

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I see Shell Australia have a product called "Rimula", described as a heavy equipment oil - any chance that's the equivalent of Rotella?

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Regular Rotella for me

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Regular Rotella for me
+1 I just get it from work

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Get me some
Ha, what he said!

This thread is helpful for me... I need to change the oil anyway.

Looks like I'll go with Rotella, not sure if I should go T6 or T.

Decided on a M1-110 filter after reading the other thread. Stating that the larger filter allows you to dump the entire gallon and makes oil changes much easier.

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I use a Wix #51358 or Napa Gold #1356 on my 919...get em at auto part stores...

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Pulled from another thread.

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For great oil filter cross reference, check this link: Motorcycle Oil Filter Cross Reference

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For great oil filter cross reference, check this link: Motorcycle Oil Filter Cross Reference
Thanks for the info!

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Found a guy selling this stuff locally for $10 / litre - might be because the bottles have the old Agip labels, not the new ENi branding, but I'll give it a shot...
First impressions are ok - gearbox feels snick-snick - better than the previous lot of dino oil - had a couple of med-high temp commutes [fan kicked in on the way home] and shifting remained consistent.

Will see how we go over the longer term.

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+1 I just get it from work
You carry a gallon-sized lunchbox to work?

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We have it in bulk, just ride to work and bring the filter do it at lunch.

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I just did my oil this week with motul. I can feel the shifting improve in smoothness. Im just wondering how it will decompose after 2000 miles and perform then.

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I just did my oil this week with motul. I can feel the shifting improve in smoothness. Im just wondering how it will decompose after 2000 miles and perform then.
That's the question of course....easy to put up a good peformance on the first ride[s].

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Delo400 20w-50, $3.99 qt - change oil every 1000mi good to go

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I had no idea about rotella. That knowledge is going to save so much time and money!

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Yeah I was using amsoil, but still changed every 3k. Figured might as well cut my cost in half. Which rotella do you prefer? I bought 5-w40 but hear people ride 15-w45 as well? (They didn't have 15-45 at the moment).
I run the regular Rotella T 15/40

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I run the regular Rotella T 15/40
Same here .... I buy it in the 5 gallon bucket and use it in all my bikes and equipment.

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We have it in bulk, just ride to work and bring the filter do it at lunch.
Thats nice! I have always run regular Motorcycle Oil in my bikes usually with a WIX filter. Really gonna switch to Synthetic with the new bike so I only have to change the oil prob once a year as I only have time to put 4000 miles a year on the bike(kids take up time) I know alot of people that run Amsoil and Rotella, so maybe going that route. Why is everyone on here running Rotella? price? It doesn't have the friction additives does it?

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Delo400 20w-50, $3.99 qt
If I could get anything decent for $4/litre I'd be right on it, but not round here.....

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I see Shell Australia have a product called "Rimula", described as a heavy equipment oil - any chance that's the equivalent of Rotella?
To dredge an old thread Im wondering if htis is the same as Rotella, http://www.epc.shell.com/Docs/GPCDOC...8en%29_TDS.pdf

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Hello, guys. I have something for you.
SHELL ROTELLA T6 5W-40 is old name
New name is SHELL RIMULA R6 ME 5W-30. This information I received from manager Shell in Russia.

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Hello, guys. I have something for you.
SHELL ROTELLA T6 5W-40 is old name
New name is SHELL RIMULA R6 ME 5W-30. This information I received from manager Shell in Russia.
Well that's certainly interesting. That new label lost the jaso-m rating, but it seems to be identical otherwise in other ratings. The real question is, does it have friction modifiers?

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Also, judging from the fact that it went from a 5w-40 to a 5w-30 I would say something changed.

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Shell has different products and names around the world - in the US it's just Rotella T

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