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should i write a letter to the rotella T folks? the cylinders still show crosshatching and the pistons look brand new sans a little carbon.

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6.99 a gallon dino 15w-40
 

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jeez mate they dont look to bad at all
 

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Wow, maybe it's time I stop buying expensive oil.
Looks pretty damn good for over 60k miles
 

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That's a great post N2. I use the Rotella Synthetic, but it makes me wonder if it's worth the extra cost?
 

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Correct me if I am wrong here, but two big factors for that engine, imo, are lots of hwy miles and religious oil changes at relatively short intervals. (Forgetting about the drag racing :laugh) Considering how easy oil changes are on the S and low cost of cheaper oil it's not a bad way to go... obviously.
 

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Looks in good nick :thumbup
 

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Looks awsome:thumbup I use the syn rotella, but only because it gets so cold here in the winter and it starts really slowly with the dino oil (the syn is 5w-40).
 

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Makes me feel good N2, I use that same sh*t. All my friends cringe when I tell them I am buying oil for my bike at walmart...
 

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Looks really good condition still...does it get a thrashing very often...And Ive got to agree cheap oil changed frequently is way better than good oil thats left in for too long. Ive done 6000 miles this year and have changed mine 3 times...or is it 4 mmmmm cannt remember.. better do it again..lol
 

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depends what you call thrashing.

 

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N2wheelies said:
depends what you call thrashing.


Thatl be it
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Makes me feel good N2, I use that same sh*t. All my friends cringe when I tell them I am buying oil for my bike at walmart...

heh me too! :laugh i guess they wont be laughin now. good post
 

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Just changed the oil in the DRZ. Yep, Rotella it is :)
 

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I agree the most important factor is how often you change. Getting the grime out sooner =longer engine life. By the way lookin good N2, I wonder if a TLR looks that good after 65K?:devious
 

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throttle bodies being put to good use...thanks N2...
 

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I tell people I put Rotella T in my bike, and they think I'm crazy. I swear by the stuff.
 

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Ryno said:
Wow, maybe it's time I stop buying expensive oil.
Looks pretty damn good for over 60k miles
pmmonster said:
Correct me if I am wrong here, but two big factors for that engine, imo, are lots of hwy miles and religious oil changes at relatively short intervals.

Directly related to each other, the latter going a long way to answer the former ..... I was told (by the guy who was showing me how to properly re-build my old duke motor for the second time ... :banghead :banghead ) that a £10 oil changed every 1k miles would be better for the engine than a £30 one every 3k miles :confused

sorta makes sense to me :)

Damn nice insides you have there N2, for 65k :dowhat makes me feel far more comfortable putting more miles on mine :hail
 

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i have to agree with the frequent oil change philosophy. especially with wet clutches.

6.99 a gallon rotella T on a bike with no lower makes for cheap and fast oil changes.
ive got 9500 miles on my 05 sv650...
7 oil changes already and one set of tires too.

cages i change at 3K.

like they say, the proof is in the pudding.
 
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