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What Oil with the Rekluse??

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What oil are you all using with your Rekluse? I just recently acquired a gently used '05 450 with the rekluse. I know they can be a bit finicky and I am curious what everyone is using. I use Mobile 1 redcap in my 250(no rekluse) but was told this would not be a good idea with the autoclutch. The rekluse guy said to stick with Dyno oil. Anybody using semisynthetic or full synthetic?

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I just posted a couple of days ago with a problem with my Rekluse. I basically burned up the clutch fibers in 12 to 18 hours (6 rides with to oil changes). Do a search, you'll find my thread.

I ran Maxima 10w-40 motorcycle oil. I'm not sure if it's the only culprit, but others in ThumperTalk suggest Shell Rottela T. I'll be using that next.

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When I installed my Rekluse a couple of months ago, I talked with the Rekluse guys about running Amsoil full synthetic, as that's what I've been doing since the bike was broken in. The guys I spoke with said they recommended the Rotella, but they've also seen the Amsoil work just as well on a CRF250F since there are no friction modifiers in that particular motorcycle oil. Armed with that info, I've been running the Amsoil with no ill effects, slippage or adverse wear...SC

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Where do you buy Rotella here in California? I've tried Wally World, Shell station, and Kragen. None of the MC mail orders seem to carry it either. :ride:

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Any place that caters to big rigs (truck stops) or heavy equipment will have it.

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Where do you buy Rotella here in California? I've tried Wally World, Shell station, and Kragen. None of the MC mail orders seem to carry it either. :ride:

That's odd....the wally world by me carries 5w40 in both gallons and quarts :banana:

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Every wally world I've been to carries rotella. Apparantly costco carries rotella occasionally. Kragens caries the 15w-40 dino but they do not have the synth

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So fair enough to say that the Torco T4R SAE10W-40 that the dealer recommended I buy is not the best idea? I have a 250 mile desert ride coming up and I am not interested in burning out the clutch half-way. Maybe I should get some Rotella. Clarify-----is it the 5W or the 15W that I want?

Thanks

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Clarify-----is it the 5W or the 15W that I want? Thanks

The 5w is a synthetic and the 15w is conventional. If you change the oil frequently like you should then the 15w-40 should be sufficient :applause:

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That's odd....the wally world by me carries 5w40 in both gallons and quarts :applause:

Found the Rotella oil at a second Wally World in my area.

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