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was wondering if anyone has ever used royal purple engine oil in there vehicle either a motorcycle or any other vehicle... i always watch a show here on spike tv (powerblocktv)every weekend and they advertise it and use it in the vehicles they build and fix up. I don't know anyone that has used it personally but was about to switch to synthetic in my gen4 and was kinda curious about it. :grin2:

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I've run it in my car for years,always liked it. It's usually overkill for a daily driver but if you do your own oil changes then it's still only about 45 (oil and k&n oil filter) but unless they have a specific motorcycle oil,don't use it in a bike. Motorcycle oils have special additives just for bikes, since they share the oil with the transmission. Regular oil will greatly shorten the life of a motorcycle engine.

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You can find a lot of negative reviews on the net for RP oils. You can find good reviews as well. I do not know of a single pro engine builder that uses it. I stay away from any product that states BS science in their hyped marketing ads. Ask yourself why would a company put all that dye into the product? Could it be - I dunno - marketing? Don't get me going on ZMax either.

Run a good synthetic (Mobil1, Rotella T6, etc) that does not say "Energy Conserving" on that little round cert label and you're clutch will be fine.
 

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I started using it when we did a trial here at work on a very expensive gear box. We were struggling with gear box failures and made the switch. After a year of use we disassembled and mic'ed. Almost zero wear. We converted the entire plant and after 10 years we have had zero failures. I actually became a Royal Purple distributor because of it. Just FYI, most oils have dyes in them. Its just a fancy way for a company to put their own stamp on the product and provides a bit of customer appeal. So for me its been 10 years of it in my bikes, cars, lawn mowers, weed eaters, edgers, pressure cleaners, everything.
 

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I love oil threads. You get as many opinions as people responding. I run a good synthetic and change it more often than recommended. That way, if I am not running the best of the best, I pull it before it breaks down.
 

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I love oil threads. You get as many opinions as people responding. I run a good synthetic and change it more often than recommended. That way, if I am not running the best of the best, I pull it before it breaks down.
No doubt. Some guys get really fired up about it to. Along with tire and tire pressure threads.
 

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I've run it in my car for years,always liked it. It's usually overkill for a daily driver but if you do your own oil changes then it's still only about 45 (oil and k&n oil filter) but unless they have a specific motorcycle oil,don't use it in a bike. Motorcycle oils have special additives just for bikes, since they share the oil with the transmission. Regular oil will greatly shorten the life of a motorcycle engine.

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yea they do have it for motorcycles. :grin2:
 

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I started using it when we did a trial here at work on a very expensive gear box. We were struggling with gear box failures and made the switch. After a year of use we disassembled and mic'ed. Almost zero wear. We converted the entire plant and after 10 years we have had zero failures. I actually became a Royal Purple distributor because of it. Just FYI, most oils have dyes in them. Its just a fancy way for a company to put their own stamp on the product and provides a bit of customer appeal. So for me its been 10 years of it in my bikes, cars, lawn mowers, weed eaters, edgers, pressure cleaners, everything.
good to know.. i asked about it several years ago to autozone and the guys up there never heard of it.. several years later you now i see it at all the local auto parts stores... pepboys,autozone,napa... think ima give a try.. just been using standard kawa non synthetic so far in my bike got alittle over 4k on her fiqure i switch it out to a synthetic. :thumbsup:
 
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