A review of correspondence from NOC-L
A synthetic alternative to Rotella
I gave up using Shell Rotella as soon as I brought my F1 back
from the UK. Single grade Rotella is hard to find here in the States; most of
the truck stops carry multiweight Rotella. I have switched to Redline Synthetic
2 stroke racing oil.
It has a lower ash content, smokes less, has a higher temperature breakdown point, doesn't seem to foul the plugs, and lubricates better, but is more expensive. But on a bike as rare as this, I'll put my money into the best lubrication possible. I've used this for about 18,000 miles with out any problems. The side plates have been moly coated as well.
Thomas W. Kullen (firstname.lastname@example.org) on NOC-L 14th. Apr 1998