I've seen many discussions on the Facebook groups where Many riders suggested using Rotella T6 diesel oil. They really need to read this one.Not trying to stir the pot or argue, just an interesting article IMO.
"Is Diesel Motor Oil the Right Choice for a Gasoline Engine?" Is Diesel Motor Oil the Right Choice for a Gasoline Engine?
Thanks for your comment! The Aero 1100? Had one of those too and also wish I'd kept it. That was the motorcycle that HD sued Honda over because it was a single pin that had the same sound as a Harley right?I used Rotella T6 in my Aero and it ran great for almost 100k miles (I traded it in on the CTX and wish I'd kept it) but decided to stick with synthetic on the CTX. Lots of people swear by both ways...just my 2 cents.
It was the '95 Shadow American Classic Edition (ACE).Thanks for your comment! The Aero 1100? Had one of those too and also wish I'd kept it. That was the motorcycle that HD sued Honda over because it was a single pin that had the same sound as a Harley right?
About Honda oil. There was a small plant in Paulsboro, NJ I picked up there a couple times Years ago. They blended motor oils to customer specs. They made and bottled GM, Honda, Toro, etc. It's kind of like the food industry too. Find a supplier who can produce what you want at a price you agree with. There's a famous pizza along the Maryland & Delaware shore. (I'm not going to name them) They use so much product cheese is bought already shredded and blended, by the 40,000 pound truck load. Picked up a few of those loads from Wisconsin.I had an '04 Shadow ACE with straight, unbaffled pipes (bought it that way)
I literally would smell like exhaust all day, and leaving at 4am for work, was THAT neighbor. It was one of the reasons I went with the Vulcan, until I happened upon an article about the CTX, which then made the Vulcan very expendable....lol
As far as oil, I just put in Lucas oil conventional/synthetic mix. I read several articles on it being highly recommended. I used Luca way back in my motocross days, and didn't need the ring jobs most of the other guys needed regularly.
Haven't had it in long enough to have any knowledgeable opinion.
My friend is an old Honda Tech and swears by the Honda oil, even when I say that Honda doesn't manufacture it. He has an old '84 XL400 and an 87 (I think) Pacific coast that run great, so guess he knows what he's doing....lol