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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-03-2007, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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Dura Lube

I think I'm a believer in this stuff now..

I have a friend who is retired in his mid 60s and he is known here on the island as one of the most balls to the wall riders here.. He rides the mountain roads everyday and is a great guy.. old guy, grey hair, full leathers and he just rips shit up like never before... It's classic..

He rides a 05 CBR 1000 now.. and the bike he retired is still in his garage and it's a 94 900rr. This 900rr has 149k on the motor and never has it been rebuilt... Never. And he rides hard as hell ( It might be a 94 and a tank. but he sends his forks in and rear shock for a full set up and has it running good ) He swears that its the Dura Lube that he puts in the oil that has made his engine run as long as it has. He always tells me to go get some and try it.... So I did.

Every fourth oil change 6 ounces of Dura Lube in the oil.

I just threw some in my crank case and when i started my bike up, after the oil got warm and circulated my idle changed from raspy and uneven, to smooth and consistent.. It idols smooth now.. I'm like Hu.? so when i rode today i noticed that my bikes engine is way quieter than before, and my vibration that i feel in the handlebars is totally gone.. It feels like the first day i bought the damn thing.. Soooo smooth and also i can feel at WOT the bike seems to work better..

Don't know much about what goes on here with this stuff. what i gather is it seals all the pores in the walls of the engine and makes things run way smoother with less friction. Therefor longer engine life. (Teflon is the big ingredient in this stuff)

So I'm just sharing my experience.. And that is my bike feels brand new again and this stuff is awesome and i will be using it from now on.. My other friend used it as well and he called me and was freaking out how much smoother his bike runs.. this was before i tried it.

6 ounces ( anymore and clutch will slip he said ) every 4th oil change. I got it at Walmart for 15 bucks a Quart.. Going to use it in my truck and cars as well...

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-03-2007, 11:19 AM
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I'd be scared to put that in my bike...just me
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[:+1] there are countless articles about the negatives of oil additives in cars...


start here...

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/1999/05/duralub2.shtm

if you want the best go synthetic oil...
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I used to use this stuff in my 4WD truck (which has over 120k miles on it)... until I found out that the company had to pay out a HUGE class action settlement for false advertising. While it was not found to be harmful, per se, it did NOT do any of the extraordinary things it claimed to do.

Waste of money.
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You're probably feeling mostly a "placebo" effect, where you expect it to feel better so it does.
No oil additive will make an engine "run smoother". The smoothness of an engine running is a combination of spark timing, fuel, and air levels, and a couple other factors.
An additive might make your clutch or gears quieter, but it won't affect how smoothly the engine runs.
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You have a bad ass dog.

As for engine additives...the Restore shit worked a little (bumped the compression in my bad cylinder on my TTZ by about 20PSI...not the result they claimed, but it DID bump it up a little), and Lucas Oil does coat gears and gives more protection on a cold start up, especially on a deep or dry sump motor. But those miricle products like Dura Lube et. al I'm always REALLY wary of.
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But those miricle products like Dura Lube et. al I'm always REALLY wary of.
same here, if they all really do all the shit that they "claim" to do everybody would be using the stuff, and cars would never break down or need oil changes...lol
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-03-2007, 04:27 PM
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I with the majority here. I was a religious user of slick 50 in my cars when the stuff came out years ago, and swore they ran better, but I think it was in my head (kinda like right after you wash your bike/car and it seems to run better).

I do believe in synthetic oils tho and use them in all vehicles.
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You have a bad ass dog.
Thanks. That's Mana, my 89 pound pit.. I should have started a thread on him instead..[B)]

I appreciate all the honest remarks guys, and pretty much you got me not wanting to ever use this or any other engine additive ever again.. maybe it is all in my mind.. Could swear my bike runs smother but oh well..

I'll just give the Dura Lube to my friend.. He'll love it..
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just an fyi, teflon coats itself to clutch plates and KILLS them. i would never even consider putting that crap in my bike.
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