Question For The Rotella People

Discussion in 'General' started by Robin172, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Several people on here have used Shell Rotella and speak highly of it, which version is being used, T6 the full synthetic or T5 the semi-synthetic? Any clutch problems?
     
  2. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    I've only used T6 in my 96 1100GS and have not noticed any clutch issues.
     
  3. G 97

    G 97 What's my name

    T6. Fully compatible. No issues.
     
  4. SuddenBraking

    SuddenBraking Tire collector

    T6, no issues.
     
  5. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Thanks.
     
  6. FZ1guy

    FZ1guy Hey...watch this

  7. JBraun

    JBraun Well-Known Member

    Rotella T conventional. Race bikes and dirt bikes, never had an issue.
     
  8. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    I think you can use either really, but I've always used T6 in both my street and race bikes....no problems to speak of.
     
  9. GixxerBlade

    GixxerBlade Oh geez

  10. grasshopper

    grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Been using T6 for more than 10 years with no issues.
     
  11. MELK-MAN

    MELK-MAN The Dude abides...

    i think both work, but for a little more, get the t6. I have seen a few oil tests, and the T6 tests just into the top 25% of the oils that were tested for sheer (some bearing test where there's a weighted bearing then something spinning another bearing, wear is measured) . The T was in the lower 75%
     
  12. Motofun352

    Motofun352 Well-Known Member

    T semi synth...but then I change oil after 2 days
     
  13. SmokeSignalRT

    SmokeSignalRT Fat Member

    T5 is what I have been using without any issues.
     
  14. gixxernaut

    gixxernaut Hold my beer & watch this

    Oil's oil. :Poke:
     
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  15. hank748

    hank748 Well-Known Member

    Same here - great stuff!
     
  16. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    Been using the T6 for over a decade no problems. This summer I tried the 15W conventional for shittes n giggles and I feel it shifts better.
     
  17. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs

    So on what page does the How often do you change it debate rear its ugly head
     
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  18. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    Funny you mention that. I've been using T6 on my bikes since it came out, but I've tried Repsol oil and thought it shifted better. But I thought it may have been in my head, and didn't want to bring it up here since Rotella is God round these parts.
     
  19. Metalhead

    Metalhead Dong pilot

    How often do you have to change that stuff?
     
  20. You don't, you just add more when the light comes on.
     
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