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Old 11-02-2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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Cool Motorcycle Oils, whats in em' and how to they compair?

Found this paper which breaks down the contents and test results of a bunch of motorcycle oils. Thought ya'll would find it an interesting read.

http://www.amsoil.com/lit/g2156.pdf

Actually after looking that study over, especially the "4-Ball, ASTM D-4172" test results, I switch over to royal purple oil.
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oh ! here we go. oil threads are worse than political threads
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I am surprised that Royal Purple overall scored as low as it did. I was just considering switching from Motul to Royal Purple but this changes my mind since i am using the 40 weight stuff.
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I am surprised that Royal Purple overall scored as low as it did. I was just considering switching from Motul to Royal Purple but this changes my mind since i am using the 40 weight stuff.
Exactly. I was being a bit sarcastic about Royal Purple. It scored dead last in the test I referred to.
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a paper sponsored by an oil manuf...........crazy.
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Actually I'm going to try Maxima Maxum 4, because it has an overall good score in the objective testing, but also appears to have a low detergent content, which I need because I'm riding a 35 year old Brit bike, with no oil filter and a sludge trap.
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I have always run RP. Im thinking I need to switch to AMSOIL. I have been on the fence between the 2 anyway. Its just been easier to get RP.
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What is this "oil" you speak of and what does is do?
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I wonder why Amsoil took first???
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i use amsoil. ^
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Amsoil here, too. I noticed my temps go down and the clutch felt a little different. Never noticed that with any of the other synth's I have used. Love it.
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What is this "oil" you speak of and what does is do?
Oil is a liquid substance. One of the many ways to use it, is putting it on your skin before you put your leathers on.
In that way, the leathers will slide really well. Likewise, you won't get a rash from moving your A$$ through the curves.
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Oil is a liquid substance. One of the many ways to use it, is putting it on your skin before you put your leathers on.
In that way, the leathers will slide really well. Likewise, you won't get a rash from moving your A$$ through the curves.
I would apreciate it if you would stop talking about my . I am not a peice of meat.
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Amsoil here, too. I noticed my temps go down and the clutch felt a little different. Never noticed that with any of the other synth's I have used. Love it.

From the Oils analysis class's I have had, the big thing to remember with a Motorcycle is this, if you have a WET clutch....(Most bikes do) you need to use oil that does NOT have friction modifiers in it, these chemicals can contaminate a clutch plate and damage your clutch. Friction modifiers are for Automobiles that use the oil in the engine only (no clutches) for better gas mileage. Use Motcrcycle Specific oils in your bike and all is good......

IMHO...........
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