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EazyDuz
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PostSubject: Worth changing unusued oil?   Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:39 pm

Last year I changed the oil and filter, probably did about 300 miles then the bike went into storage for a year. During that time It was started and idled for 20 minutes probably 4 times total.
Since the engine and oil hasnt had much use at all, do I need to change it now at the start of the season, or can I run it on the oil in there until November and then change it.
Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Worth changing unusued oil?   Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:46 pm

I wouldn't 
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PostSubject: Re: Worth changing unusued oil?   Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:51 pm

It should be fine   but 4l of semi is just over £20 so why not change it??
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PostSubject: Re: Worth changing unusued oil?   Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:59 pm

v-twin wrote:
It should be fine   but 4l of semi is just over £20 so why not change it??

Because £20's roughly the cost of 4 Full Breakfasts  munch  Would you go in the cafe tomorrow and order 4 full plates    then scrape them in the bin because you didn't get a fork straight away?  
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PostSubject: Re: Worth changing unusued oil?   Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:08 pm

I have been in a few cafe's that I would have said yes to that question Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Worth changing unusued oil?   Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:16 pm

v-twin wrote:
I have been in a few cafe's that I would have said yes to that question Wink

Fair comment   
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PostSubject: Re: Worth changing unusued oil?   Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:53 am

Oil & filter should be fine for this season
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PostSubject: Re: Worth changing unusued oil?   Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:39 pm

I change oil n filter every year but at just 300 miles couldnt bring myself to drain it
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PostSubject: Re: Worth changing unusued oil?   Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:52 pm

It'll be fine to run for the year. Oil life is based on time on the clock, (running), and your oil sounds like it only has just over an hour on it...
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