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Old 09-01-2011, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am needing to change my oil.I have a 1985 honda shadow 700vt.What oil would you recommmend?
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Hahaaha...I buy the Valvoline bike oil at Advance..good price. And the better Purolater oil filter. Just make sure that the JASO rating is there for the clutches...
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You could read the Oilology sticky and learn a lot about oil, or you could go to Walmart and just buy a gallon of Rotella-T 15W-40 diesel truck oil, which is what you would have done anyway after reading the oilology sticky.

Also, don't think that the Walmart SuperTech oil filters are junk because of their price. They're made by a very reputable filter manufacturer. (Purolator comes to mind, but I think that's wrong.)

Whatever you do, don't buy a Fram filter. All the parts that are supposed to be rubber or metal in an oil filter are made from cardboard in a Fram. (Exception being the metal can itself.)

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You could read the Oilology sticky and learn a lot about oil, or you could go to Walmart and just buy a gallon of Rotella-T 15W-40 diesel truck oil, which is what you would have done anyway after reading the oilology sticky.

Also, don't think that the Walmart SuperTech oil filters are junk because of their price. They're made by a very reputable filter manufacturer. (Purolator comes to mind, but I think that's wrong.)

Whatever you do, don't buy a Fram filter. All the parts that are supposed to be rubber or metal in an oil filter are made from cardboard in a Fram. (Exception being the metal can itself.)

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+1. Rotella T and Supertech filter for my 1985 VT1100. Supertechs are great becasue you can buy 10 for under $30
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I went the Rotella T6 synthetic route. I use the Super Tech filters too. I think they are made by Champion.
Anyways, it all works for me.

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Rotella T6 here too...
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15w40 rotella and the super tech filters,,both have been used on my 06 vlx, which now has 53600 miles,,works like a charm,,,don't let the secret out.
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Any slippery smooth lubricant works, from what I have found....
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