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Since my Monster has only 198 miles on it... would it be wise to use a petroleum based oil for the break in period?

I was thinking of using Shell Rotella for the first thousand miles or so, then switching to a synthetic.

My question is..... Is it ok to run an "AUTOMOTIVE" oil like Rotella in a motorcycle?

If it was just in the engine, I think it would be just fine.. but what about the transmission and wet clutch?
 

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The rap against dino oils in general, and automotive dino oils in particular, is that they break down quickly due to shear in the transmission.

However, if you really run the oil only 1000 miles, I'd think you'd be ok.
 
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