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Old 08-22-2017, 09:08 PM
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Royal Purple

Not sure if this has been discussed here, had a few minor discussions over the weekend. Has anyone used the Royal Purple 20w-50 in their bikes? Any difference or about the same? I've been running their product in my vehicles for a while now and have been happy with it, quieted valve train noise and such. Just wondering about it in a HD. Read the reviews and people reported cooler temps and and extra 10HP on the butt dyno, but was more curious about it in a real world, real trial type scenario.

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Old 08-22-2017, 09:11 PM
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For the record...it's synthetic.
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No oil is going to give you more HP, unless you're comparing sludge that would cause internal drag to a lightweight oil. I have no experience with RP, but I can say that with 50,000 miles worth of UOA in the BSL, two things struck me:

- I'll never use Amsoil again.

- Use the proper amount of the proper viscosity oil, and change it every 5,000 miles. You'll never have an issue. The brand of oil is all but immaterial.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:26 PM
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Fair enough. Though these days, I'm down to needing a change about once every 2 years rather than twice a year. Bikes are kept in a heated garage over the winter, so not too worried about collecting condensation or anything in the cold months.
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Speaking of oil, my gauge didn't dance around at all on the way home.

Hopefully it was just a possible bad connection at the switch. I'll keep a close eye on it though.
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In the Deluxe I used Mobil One V-Twin 20W-50 in the engine. Even the gear drive cams were a bit quieter. Changed it every 5,000 and never a hiccup. Used gear oil in the tranny and H-D Screaming Eagle Primary.
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The only experience I had with Royal Purple is that it stinks.

I changed it once before a run to ES and probably over filled it a little. I normally use 3 1/2 quarts rather than the 4 quart suggested amount. That time I used the four quarts and all it took was the little extra work of running up and down hills and a lot of shifting and everybody behind me was treated to the odor of burning styrofoam until I changed it again.

It ran good, no issues and I don't remember a big change in the noise or mileage but that was 50,000 miles ago.
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I tried RP once, in my truck.


It didn't stay purple after the first few hundred miles!



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DPH got REALLY excited to see my put Purple oil in her Explorer before its untimely demise. zINt to the bone.
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DPH got REALLY excited to see my put Purple oil in her Explorer before its untimely demise. zINt to the bone.


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