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T4 Rotella for everything??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jasonsblue81, Aug 9, 2022.

  1. Jasonsblue81

    Jasonsblue81 colorado Kid

    Hey guys. A little off topic, but, Since you sold me on using the t4 rotella with my xs400, can I go ahead use it on my other 2 bikes??. One is a 95 xr200, and the other is a 2003 600 honda shadow. both are rocker arm valve motors...?? thanks.
     
  2. Jasonsblue81

    Jasonsblue81 colorado Kid

    also. can i mix the rotella with regular motorcycle oil, just to top off the bike until i do a oil chabge??
     
  3. Kitchi

    Kitchi XS400 Enthusiast

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    IS t4 Rotella ok for the clutches?
    Isn't there certain additives in motorcycle oil because of the wet clutches?
     
  4. MoonClipper

    MoonClipper XS400 Enthusiast

    T4 is diesel oil, it has many if the same additives as motorcycle oil, and namely lacks some of the detergent additives that cause damage to clutches. At least, that's how it was explained to me.

    I have about 15k on my bike since I bought it, all on shell Rotella T4.
     
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  5. MoonClipper

    MoonClipper XS400 Enthusiast

    To answer the question: I've topped off my bike with motorcycle oil when it was leaking recently, had no issues. I run T4, I don't see how mixing would cause and adverse issues.
     
  6. Jasonsblue81

    Jasonsblue81 colorado Kid

    thanks. yea i didnt think be a issue. I just havent replaced the stator gasket yet and i dont even know for sure if that is it but, i want to start on the rotella because of cost, and who knows when i will get it fixed.
     
  7. JPaganel

    JPaganel XS400 Addict

    Rotella meets the JASO-MA oil spec. (Actually, probably JASO-MA2) And that's the spec you need per the manual.
     
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  8. Kitchi

    Kitchi XS400 Enthusiast

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    Good to know
    Thank you
     

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