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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Question Vtx 1300 r

I need some advice on oil question .i hear that rotella t-6 5w40 is good oil to use in a motorcycle.
Want to hear what other VTX owners have to say about this oil.if it's actual safe to use in Honda VTX motorcycles .
Or I should use recommended Honda oil .
Can anyone help please.
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You can use any engine oil in your motorcycle as long as it is not an "ENERGY CONSERVING" oil and those are the very thin weight like 0w20 through around 5w30 oil. The API circle stamp will have that term "Energy Conserving" oil in it. That 5/40 is fine many use it in their VTX and other bikes. Any car oil that is 10/40 will work just fine.

Remember this too, Honda does not make oil. They put out an open bid contract for any oil company to make an oil that MEETS their low specs. The company that charges Honda the LEAST wins the right to put a Honda label on their bottles. Then Honda charges YOU a PREMIUM price on that cheap oil. You can do far far better by NOT using a Honda oil
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Thank you for the information it is very helpful.
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Over 128,000 miles on a previous 1300 S using T-6

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 08:19 PM
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30.000 miles on my vtx1300 most of its life has been rotella.
i used to use the synthetic for a long time but now i use the dino rotella.
dont really feel any diffrent and its cheaper.
rotella in everything..vtx1300...can-am outlander...lawnmower...snowblower..this oil does it all!!@
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 08:09 AM
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Just don't cheapen out on your oil. Castrol's synthetic is very popular in Europe.

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I use the T6 and like it.
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Mobil Delo Syn 5-40 two oil changes >Diesel
Rotella T5 15-40 five oil changes >Diesel
Rotella T6 5-40 five oil changes >Diesel
Chevron Delo 15-40 Five oil changes >Diesel
Mobil Delvac 15-40 Eight oil changes >Diesel
25 of 37 oil changes with Diesel engine oil
179444 miles = 4849 miles per oil change
Apparently I prefer Diesel engine oil...
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wow rbs!@!@ thats awesome
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I've been running the T6 in mine for years!
Pick it up a Walmart for a great price!
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