Diesel oils - good, fire bad (RIP Phil Hartman)

William K Denton wkdenton at verizon.net
Thu May 2 16:56:34 PDT 2013

Actually, Ralph, it does say "good for your motorcycle" on the Rotella-T 
jug.  The specific wording is "Meets the following specifications; JASO-MA", 
which is a specific rating for motorcycles with wet clutches.  Another 
reason that so many people use diesel oils in their motorcycles is because 
diesels don't have catalytic convertors, so the oil manufacturers can use 
higher levels of antiwear additives like ZDDP (zinc dialyldithiophosphate) 
w/o concern for voiding cat warranties or shortening catalyst life.

Bill Denton
Yardley, PA
wkdenton at verizon.net
Lazarus Cycleworks, LLC
We Breathe New Life into Old Bikes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "dominatr37" <dominatr37 at optonline.net>

 When they start
> printing "Good for your motrorcycle too" on the side of the rotella jug,
> which they hacve not even after people have been using it for over a 
> decade
> now, then I'll consider it but not until then. 

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