Oil Change for Winter?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by BikerBill, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. BikerBill

    BikerBill New Member

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    Do I need to change oil in my Sportster before storing for Winter? Or can I do it when I get it out of storage. I just had it changed at 1500 mi. it now has 2500 mi on it
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Hobbit has it covered already, but I would change it before storage for reasons that were said already.

    Thanks Robb:D
     
  3. wtroutt

    wtroutt Member

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    How long of a time limit would you guys consider (being stored)?

    I'm planning on riding as much as I possible can barring ice, snow and sleet. As long as it is above 32, I'm ridin....:52:
     
  4. RnRbob

    RnRbob Member

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    the old oil will hold condensation, if you dont change it its better not to start it over the winter
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I would consider more than a month or two extended storage for me.
    I do the same thing, keep it "wet" over the winter and ride when I can too but I do a full service of all oils going into the winter season to remove any acid or moisture. I also do start it even when I can't ride over the winter once the snow flies. The key here is to put a good size floor fan on it and get it to operating temps for a while so water vapor isn't a problem. Many schools of thought on this one.