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Thread: Brotella T6 Synthetic oil compared to Yamalube Conventional

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    Ya, that oil is good stuff. Didn't work well on the FZ09 for some reason. Bike started to shift a bit tight after 2K miles or so. But on the 6R, no problem. I sold the 6R with 55K miles and wasn't burning oil at all still.


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    My bike now has about 6,200 miles, all but the last 600 on conventional Yamalube. I actually bought a quart of Torco (Yamalube) to top off after I took an engine cover off early on when I first go it. To my amazement after plenty of thrashing, my bike used zero oil up to changing to T6 Full Syn.

    I have always has a bias that full synthetic will leak past seals more, especially on an older high mileage vehicle... And at least on my turboed car, where I changing oil & filter every 3,000 mi due to turbo heat and blow-by potential (and habit), why pay for full syn?

    So trying this on my bike is stepping out of my comfort zone. I may do an oil analysis eventually on the bike and the Sti. I would be curious to see what it says.
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    Default Shell ROTELLA T6 5W-40 Full Synthetic 5 Gallon

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    >70k miles, mostly motul and hiflo oil filter...
    I tried rotell, tried mobil 1 mc, tried a few others, except amsoil, which had great reviews.... in the end to me.... rotell did not last as long for butter smooth shifting as the motul.... but, just change your oil often and any mc oil will do just fine, synthetic much better long run, but even conventional will work just fine if you change it as needed.

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    I'm about to jump on the Rotella bandwagon here soon.

    I bought the bike with 5k miles on it so don't know what the previous owner ran. I have put nearly 24k miles on the bike my self and have always used either full or semi synthetic Castrol. Just depended on which one was on sale at Cycle Gear. I did oil changes at 5500-6000 miles.

    I ran castrol on my VStar 950 for about 50K+ miles and always ran great. (Both semi and full synthetic depending price).

    I'm willing to spend the 20 bucks on a gallon of Rotella and try it out.

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