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Old 03-03-2008, 10:12 PM   #41
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Well I put it in this weekend in the bike I like,, but paid bout 11 something per quart but its nice feels smooth and went longer on a tank of gas shifting is very smooth
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:05 PM   #42
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fool 11 a quart? motorcycle oil? well i paid about 7 a quart for castrols vtwin oil, thats rp is some good stuff i hear if you run your engine hard, might be perfect for bike since we have high rev engines
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I run nothing but RP in every thing from the gas cars Diesel truck and the bike. If your changing the oil at 1000 to 3000 with RP all your doing is wasting your money! 5K on the bike and 10k on my truck just change your filter half way and top it off. It does not break down like conventional oil and water will not mix with it. Just change the filter to remove any if debris. I have seen this stuff make worn out motors run better and rpms at idle increase and running temps drop. Oh and if you really want to keep it cool add some purple ice to the coolant!
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I am running Royal Purple through my Rover and it feels great...... When it is time to change my oil on my bike I think I am going with royal purple for 2 wheels. I run Lucas through my bike now!!!!!! ROYAL PURPLE IS GOOD STUFF
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I run RP and change at 2k in the bike and 7k in the cars. Its 7 somethin at O Rielys
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so is there a different RP oil for bikes?

I read the responses and am still unsure....
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:57 PM   #47
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I have always ran the Motul Mineral Oil 20-50. I did try another one on the busa but took it out 200mls later.

I tried a full syn on the 600 but when the gears started shifting hard under 100 miles I went back to blended oil.
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The carry it at on the border motorcycles in pasadena, about 9$ a quart i think
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:08 PM   #50
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so is there a different RP oil for bikes?

I read the responses and am still unsure....
yes there is a difference. there is the regular royal purple, then royal purple max cycle. the max cycle has a some additional additives for a wet clutch.

i get it for $9.50 per quart
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I figured there was a difference for the clutches.

cool... I may be due, may not... I dunno... I dont keep tabs on my bike; just kinda do it when I think about it...

I'll look into local places around here and see what I can find.
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i use it in all my cars and bikes there is a differ between the two
i change it every 3k on the bikes
i sell it for 7.50 a qt at my parts dept. car and bike oil
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All this info is straight from the web site guys, hope it helps make a decision:

This is the info from the MAX CYCLE oil.

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Independent Test Ľ Will switching to Royal Purple’s Max-Cycle reduce motorcycle operating temperatures?
Conclusion Ľ Engine operating temperatures were reduced 24 to 44 degrees F.
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It’s available in 10W30, 10W40 and 20W50 viscosities.
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Max-Cycle provides unparalleled film strength that is up to 400 percent stronger than the leading synthetic and mineral oils. Its shear stability and oxidation resistance promote greater performance and protection.
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I figured there was a difference for the clutches.

cool... I may be due, may not... I dunno... I dont keep tabs on my bike; just kinda do it when I think about it...

I'll look into local places around here and see what I can find.


I've used the normal 'car' RP 15-40 in my bike with great results. It doesn't have any friction modifiers to screw up the clutches, so I figured it should be ok. It came out 2k miles later still looking clean, and the bike ran smoother, and the shifting was night and day. . . .which on an 05-06 636, is a HUGE deal.
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I've used the normal 'car' RP 15-40 in my bike with great results. It doesn't have any friction modifiers to screw up the clutches, so I figured it should be ok. It came out 2k miles later still looking clean, and the bike ran smoother, and the shifting was night and day. . . .which on an 05-06 636, is a HUGE deal.

woah woah woah.. You got it to shift smooth? I might have to try this lol
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woah woah woah.. You got it to shift smooth? I might have to try this lol
There are a couple of ways to get it to shift smoother. I <3 second gen 636's.
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south side RP Dealers. Im looking at changing to it next week when i do the oil change in my ZX7R

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I won't be using Royal Purple Max Cycle

After some searching here and on the ZX forum, I think I've made up my mind to not use Royal Purple. Here is why.

http://www.ezlubes.com/product_info/g2156.pdf

This is a pretty thorough study of oil performance. It is based on the following criteria:

1. An oilís ability to meet the required viscosity grade of an application.
2. An oilís ability to maintain a constant viscosity when exposed to changes in temperature.
3. An oilís ability to retain its viscosity during use.
4. An oilís ability to resist shearing forces and maintain its viscosity at elevated temperatures.
5. An oilís zinc content.
6. An oilís ability to minimize general wear.
7. An oilís ability to minimize gear wear.
8. An oilís ability to minimize deterioration when exposed to elevated temperatures.
9. An oilís ability to resist volatilization when exposed to elevated temperatures.
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11. An oilís ability to resist foaming.
12. An oilís ability to control rust corrosion.

Frankly, I have been a big Royal Purple fan. Many swear by it at the drag strip, and although I'll continue to use it in my cage, I was disappointed in some of the individual test results such as sheer stability, volatility test and wear performance of the RP Max Cycle.

Overall, I think Royal Purple is still a high quality oil, but the test results speak for themselves - for the same money (.25 per ounce) the Amsoil scored higher in most categories, especially the important ones.

Just thought I would share what I had found since I was searching specifically on RP.

On another note - for those who think "oil is oil" - page 3 and 4 are of particular note - showing why motorcycles (particularly high revving models) have specific requirements of their lubrication.

Finally, there has been some discussion as to whether one brand is worth an extra 3 or 4 dollars per quart compared to another. The study put this into good perspective on page 25. Quote - "The results suggest a relationship between the cost of an oil and its level of performance. Generally, higher priced oils tend to perform better, although price alone is not a guarantee of performance. Motul 300V Competition was the most costly oil tested, yet lower priced oils showed better performance. Price must be put into perspective. The cost of oil compared to the cost of a motorcycle is minimal. The cost difference between the average price for motorcycle oils and the most expensive oils is about $10 per oil change. If the performance of an oil can support an extended oil change interval, that cost is reduced. The consumer must consider the performance and benefits offered by an oil and how those benefits affect their motorcycle investment to determine the oilís value."

Although I realize this study was produced by Amsoil, the results seem to be professional and worth some consideration. For what it's worth.
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I used to get it free so i ran RP in all my vehicles i swore by the stuff, but now I use Mobile 1 and notice no difference.
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I used to get it free so i ran RP in all my vehicles i swore by the stuff, but now I use Mobile 1 and notice no difference.
Yeah- it would be very hard to turn down if it were free!
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