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Old 06-20-2012, 07:59 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by Kyle B View Post
I would like to see the same comparison tests that Amsoil publishes when their product is compared to other manufactures.
A ball bearing test to be more specific. The pricing looks good, but the specifications are very vague.

Hi Kyle B - I would like to address your concerns but let me know what is "very vague" about the product specifications as posted here and available on the Royal website?

The oil is a full synthetic oil with a PAO base, meets or exceed JASO MA 2 specifications and contains 1371ppm Zinc. Post your concerns and we can take it to Riverside Labs to answer, or you are welcome to contact them directly if you want to have a molecular discussion .

Why even bother with a bearing test since they will also claim like every other manufacturer that their oil has been independently tested to be superior to the other since all oils have a "sweet spot" for performance and they can exploit that in their tests. These test typically dont show the real details such as the environmentals involved, the bearing surface types and other variables that can play into isolating their products "sweet spot".

In the last month I have tested my bike's "bearings" on a 500 mile Enduro (ADV Medano Boondoggle) and just Saturday on a 200 mile Enduro ( ADV BrekTrek) and my XR650R ran like a top and my temp's stayed at 178F with no auto fan kicking in. I have a manual Spal Fan that I never turned on, even on the 717 tight trails outside Woodland park. It's an XR and it started first time - every - time.

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