READ MY LIPS! The motorcycle oil DOES NOT contain Moly. You have been bashing this oil and telling us how you have researched so much. Why don't you call the RP site and talk to a technician. They would be foolish to contain Moly in motorcycle oil, as would any other motorcycle oil. If you want to use BRP oil, I have no problem with that. I am not bashing it. Quit bashing RP. Call them yourself and find out what they are using before you tell others they are using Moly. Have them explain to you what Synerlec is made of.Smokster- In my Spyders I use BRP oil , no questions on warranty coverages, and the overall cost considering the number of quarts used a year is minimal. In my Buell I run Mobil 1 synthetic v twin motorcycle oil. I am very happy with its performance and when my warranty is up in both Spyders they will get it too. I went the amsoil route about 6 years ago and swear I will never make that mistake again.
Spyderwoman and Dudley- As far as the SE5's downshifting smoother with the purple.... I cannot say this from first hand knowledge as I have not ridden one with Purple... however common sense says perhaps there is a correlation. The synerlec additive package in Purple contains Moly. The SE5 clutch system while seemingly very hightech still is just a clutch. What it doesn't have the ability to be human , it can't sense "grab" and it can't feel "drag" so its a pretty unsophisticated downshift. (Have you ever heard a rookie downshift a bike? CLUNK CLUNK CLUNK)....anyways, the moly in the synerlec additive package coats clutch plates, thats a fact. (Its long term damage to fiber clutch plates is debatable as it builds a film up on the plates) . The plates being slippery(er) should by all means cause a less abrupt "feel" when downshifting. It basically "covers-up" the computer just poking the gear shift down without care and alows alittle slip, thus the smoother feel. So I won't discount that. The long term affects on the clutching system? Unknown. And that same smooth "slip" you feel on downshifts ABSOLUTELY translates to slip on acceleration, maybe something you won't feel today but will get worse with miles...how many miles? I don't know.
Before I get flamed, I am NOT bashing or advocating , just sharing some knowledge. I know I sometimes come across a little brash, but its not my intent. There's a ton of people out there not only new to the spyder but new to the whole motorcycle thing too.