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how many are using this and are there any uoa's for this stright up

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Well, I do not know who "Wisdom" is, so we get that out in the open.
I have used T-6 in the last 3 rides with close to 350K on them combined without a hitch. They were water cooled and NO, Victory didn't invent the wet clutch or the combined use of engine/trans use.
Now for the "Wisdom" part. This is my first twin and first air cooled engine in a very long time. "Wisdom" says, or at least used to, theat an air or air/oil cooled engine needs thicker oil. I don't know why or how true it is.
I'm running the T 15W-40 in my XCT right now and have all the complaints I ever had with Rotella---None!
Here is a little reading for you with the UOA.

https://www.victoryforums.com/showthr...hlight=Rotella
Read through this, the gent that started it has gone to the T-6.

A little deeper.

https://www.victoryforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=25
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Been using T6 since the first oil change. No problems at all. Shifts great and good clutch action. The wife and I can have a nice dinner out with what I save as opposed to the cost of the Vic kit. Its JASO-MA rated, which means its approved for motorcycles with wet clutches. Go for it!

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I mix T6 and regular Rotella.

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I don't know why people get so worked up over oil threads they are usually good for a few laughs.
I just switched to T-6 for the first time so for no problems, I also rub mule deer semen on my chest before each ride don't know if it helps but it makes me feel better.

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Bet the mule deer has good things to say about you too.

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I have used Shell Oil's T-6 5wt-40 since its inception in my Fatboy, my Goldwing, and my Vision... works great.

PS... @ LostinTexas... there's no up side to 15wt-40 over 5wt-40... it behaves the same at operating temperatures. The upside to 5wt-40 is better lubrication at start-up.

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I also rub mule deer semen on my chest before each ride don't know if it helps but it makes me feel better.
How many bucks does that cost ya?

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The only thing that I would caution about the 5w at start-up is that it could cause your lifters to bled down and make some noise. Also, it doesn't lubricate better when cold because it's to thin, which could cause additional wear at start-up. If you don't put that many miles on your bike then a lot of things won't matter. Use what you want.

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The only thing that I would caution about the 5w at start-up is that it could cause your lifters to bled down and make some noise. Also, it doesn't lubricate better when cold because it's to thin, which could cause additional wear at start-up. If you don't put that many miles on your bike then a lot of things won't matter. Use what you want.
T6 is blended for use in Diesel engines which are a lot harder on their oil than spark ignition ones. Some of the additives in engine oils, and especially those for Diesels, are there to coat parts so there will not be a dry start up.

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