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British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« Last post by peteR on June 09, 2018, 06:50:48 PM »
Now, I didn't expect you to say that!
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British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« Last post by L.A.B. on June 09, 2018, 06:29:32 PM »
So this being the case, I should be OK to drain, filter clean and fill with some proper mineral oil?

I expect so although a modern synthetic is probably the better choice.   
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British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« Last post by peteR on June 09, 2018, 06:19:08 PM »
Thanks L.A.B.  From this  it looks like it is (as suspected by other) that it is simply a synthetic lubricant.  So this being the case, I should be OK to drain, filter clean and fill with some proper mineral oil?

P
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British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« Last post by L.A.B. on June 09, 2018, 06:15:16 PM »
the existing oil is a very bright blue/purple, quite sticky oil. I haven't come across this before.  Does anyone have any ideas what this oil might be


http://www.royalpurpleconsumer.com/
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British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« Last post by mini-me on June 09, 2018, 06:10:38 PM »
In that case just fill with the desired lubricant of choice ;)

[I've heard that what passes for R these days does not have the nostalgic perfume of yore, true or not I don't know]
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British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« Last post by peteR on June 09, 2018, 04:22:04 PM »
Make sure some posy $%^ has not used  castor oil instead of mineral before you top up with mineral.

I certainly don't believe it to be castor oil.  There has been not even a hint of the distinctive smell I would have expected.
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British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« Last post by mini-me on June 09, 2018, 04:09:20 PM »
Make sure some posy $%^ has not used  castor oil instead of mineral before you top up with mineral.

auto censor strikes, that should of course read twot with an a.

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British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« Last post by Rex on June 09, 2018, 04:04:58 PM »
It means somebody's used that dangerous purple inferior engine oil to save a few bob and left your engine liable to a very expensive failure. To help you out I'll take it off your hands for a hundred quid and rebuild it  using proper 20W/50 oil. Deal?
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British Bikes / what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« Last post by peteR on June 09, 2018, 03:57:59 PM »
Folks,
i've come across some oil I have never seen before.  I have a recently bought A10 Rocket Gold Star and am changing the oil.  I have drained the tank, but have found that the existing oil is a very bright blue/purple, quite sticky oil. I haven't come across this before.  Does anyone have any ideas what this oil might be and what precautions I might need to take before refilling?
Thanks PeteR
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Site Feedback / Re: Pictures & attachments.
« Last post by chaterlea25 on June 08, 2018, 11:00:03 PM »
Hi TGR90B,

The person submitting the photo's need to reduce the photo resolution,
Some forum's have different size limits for photos
The other forum is well and closely managed and photo posting mistakes are quickly corrected

John
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