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    Default MotoMaster 15W40 Diesel Oil

    Hi all,

    Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with MotoMaster 15W40 Diesel Engine Oil. It's on sale this week at Canadian Tire so I thought I might give it a try. Apparently, it's developed with Shell technology? Link to the website is below:

    https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...7903p.html#srp

    Thanks a lot!
    1983 GS 850G

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    I've never used it, but I expect it is perfectly fine to run in your 850 if that is your goal. Diesel oils have extra anti-wear additives and no friction modifiers so they generally work well in bikes. I run Rotella T6 5W40 in all my bikes with no issues.


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    Great, thanks for your input. I usually use T4 but I thought I might save a few bucks since there isn't much riding time left anyway
    1983 GS 850G

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmattockx View Post
    I've never used it, but I expect it is perfectly fine to run in your 850 if that is your goal. Diesel oils have extra anti-wear additives and no friction modifiers so they generally work well in bikes. I run Rotella T6 5W40 in all my bikes with no issues.


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    Did you mean T6 15w40? I just want to make sure I'm not missing something or if that was just a typo. I usually get the full synthetic T6 15w40 when I have the extra couple bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli69 View Post
    Did you mean T6 15w40? I just want to make sure I'm not missing something or if that was just a typo. I usually get the full synthetic T6 15w40 when I have the extra couple bucks.
    No, I run the 5W40 all year round in my truck (GMC Duramax 2500) and bikes. I live in western Canada and it never gets hot here like it does in the southern US; 5W40 is better for the cold starts in spring and fall. If I lived somewhere that actually got hot I would probably run the 15W40 in summer instead.


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    I purchase the standard Rotella T4 15/40 from a local big box store,less than $15 a gallon.I learned a few years back,from someone on another forum the additives for our wet clutches and gears,etc. is listed on the back: JASO MA/MA2 under "performance requirements" from different diesel engine manufacturers,according to this other forum.I've been running it since 2012' and good so far.

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    I always use 15-40 diesel and don't care what brand. They're all good.

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    I have used the Rotella diesel for years in my classic bikes....then last year I was riding my Cooley to California...a buddy sells Amsoil and I decided to treat my bike to full synthetic.... what a mistake....1500kms (1000 miles) into the trip I had to put a litre of oil in my bike...and my bike never used oil like that before....
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor View Post
    I have used the Rotella diesel for years in my classic bikes....then last year I was riding my Cooley to California...a buddy sells Amsoil and I decided to treat my bike to full synthetic.... what a mistake....1500kms (1000 miles) into the trip I had to put a litre of oil in my bike...and my bike never used oil like that before....
    Did it leak too? My GS1000 developed a bunch of leaks when using synthetic. No issues running conventional dino juice though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80GS1000 View Post
    Did it leak too? My GS1000 developed a bunch of leaks when using synthetic. No issues running conventional dino juice though.
    No it never leaked....but weird eh? I think the old girl is more of a Budweiser girl than a Heineken girl...lol
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