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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Best oil for the 2005 Shadow

What oil are you guys using for the 2005 Shadow Aero? Is it OK for the clutch to use synthetic oil like Mobil1? Or should I just stick to the Honda oil from the dealer.

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I switched to Rotella T3 right after getting my bike. Have been happy with it, engine is
not as noisy with the Rotella. I would not see any problems with the synt, just as long as
there are not any friction modifiers in it. Those will mess up the clutch and no high mileage
oil, not a good thing either.

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Originally Posted by KCochran View Post
^^^^ this!

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What ever you use make sure it's for Motorcycles, wet clutches. Check out the Oilology sticky in the tech section. As with many here I'm a fan of Rotella T-5 oil or T-6 Synthetic oil.

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Rotella T...I use it for everything, motorcycle, dirt bike, diesel truck, gun oil, maybe even some creepy fantasies I won't mention.

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