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Old 07-18-2013, 08:20 AM   #16
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carrying it is the easy part.

deciding which oil to take is the real issue here.

I prefer Royal purple.








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Old 07-18-2013, 08:54 AM   #17
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If I have to add oil hopefully its not a full quart so buying it on the road isn't a good option for me. I carry a partial bottle in the upright position in one of those nifty zippered pouches that the dealer sells. I've had to add oil on the road but it's only been several hundred cc's to bring the level from near the bottom to nearer the top of the window. Necessary or not, that's how I do it. Anyway, never had a problem with the oil container leaking in the pouch.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:02 AM   #18
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actually, I wouldnt bother, even on a several thousand mile trip, you shouldnt need to add much, and if you did, buy a bottle pour in what you need, give the rest to someone else.

that assumes the bike isnt using oil excessively, and they should not.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:50 AM   #19
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carrying it is the easy part.

deciding which oil to take is the real issue here.

I prefer Royal purple.


I like to carry some spare Royal Purple as I ride along.

I store it in my tires.

It does just as good a job balancing them as dyna beads.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:56 AM   #20
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I ordered 3 dyna beads, but they sent me 4, i was furious.

so mad I rode right to the factory, but my hippo hands ruined my front rotor, so I cut the trip short.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:10 AM   #21
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carrying it is the easy part.

deciding which oil to take is the real issue here.

I prefer Royal purple.


Racegun just soiled himself.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:30 AM   #22
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I bolted this TT shelf on. A TT strap easily holds a quart-sized bottle of oil. I like to carry half a bottle of oil on trips. YMMV.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:52 PM   #23
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Pour it into a quart ziplock bag and carry it in your pocket.


Seriously, if I need oil on the road, I'll buy some.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:11 PM   #24
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I use one of this on my GSA:

http://www.nippynormans.com/products...-bct-bottleadv
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:32 PM   #25
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I like to carry some spare Royal Purple as I ride along.

I store it in my tires.

It does just as good a job balancing them as dyna beads.

I think you should also drink it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:34 PM   #26
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Racegun just soiled himself.

nawww i am from Louisiana.... not Alabama!
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actually, I wouldnt bother, even on a several thousand mile trip, you shouldnt need to add much, and if you did, buy a bottle pour in what you need, give the rest to someone else.

that assumes the bike isnt using oil excessively, and they should not.
How long have you been using RP?
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #28
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I tend to agree with the following sentiments:

1. Why carry oil - it is everywhere particularly with the grades used by the R12. Even if you're running 15W-50 ynthetic, dropping half a quart of 5W30 mineral isn't gonna do you any harm if that's all you have available. Buy a new bottle, use what you need, and leave the rest at any garage so they can use the rest.

2. If you do choose to carry oil, why switch containers from original? Unless the bottle gets crushed between your bike and a Hummer, it won't come open unless human error is involved.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:55 PM   #29
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How long have you been using RP?

negative several years.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:18 PM   #30
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If you do choose to carry oil, why switch containers from original?
I agree. I always have half-empty leftover oil bottles lying around my shop, so I bring one along on my trips. Most times it never gets used, sometimes it does.

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