Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Anyone have any UOA's on this or other competing oils? My '13 Multi is due back from Ducati Austin tomorrow with some Rotella T6 going in, and I plan on having Blackstone do a UOA on it in 2-3k. Pending the outcome, I'm also considering regular Rotella T, Valvoline VR1 20W-50, Silkolene Pro (several viscosity options here), Mobil 1 V-twin 20W-50... I plan on having this bike a long time and want to be sure I'm getting both longevity and excellent value on my oil/OCI choice.
Though it's hard to wrap my head around moving *from* a synthetic oil, the motorcycling wet-clutch, oil-zealot community consensus seems to be that a shared-sump application is going to shear anything, synthetic or not, expensive GTL/PAO/POE base oil or not, in short order... such that very frequent 2-3k OCI's on a stout "bargain" dino oil like VR1 or Rotella T 15W-40 will be much better for the Duck's longevity (and my wallet!) than Ducati-recommended 7.5k OCI's on their boutique-ish Shell Ultra 4T.
Am I close here??
Keep in mind, I live in TX, where the bluebonnets are now blooming in February... Thanks, Obamacare!!
2013 Matte Chrome Multistrada 1200 S Touring