Warm Oil?

Discussion in 'Oil' started by cyborg, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. cyborg

    cyborg Active Member

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    When changing oil`s motor, trans, primary. do you have to ride the bike to get the oil warm or can you just start it on the jiffy stand to get it warm?
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    ride it is the best takes about 20 mins or so for all of it to come up to temp
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    As Bud says, not much more than that is necessary, only burned fingers from the hot oil will result, as the oil dispersants and detergents will keep the contaminants in suspension and moisture will be pretty much gone...
     
  4. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    It is going to take basically the same amount of time to warm it up riding or on the stand, so you may as well ride it. If you prefer not to ride it I don't see why you cant warm it up on the jiffy stand. The oil is circulating either way. Difference, if any, is unmeasurable IMO.
     
  5. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    put a fan on it if your going to use jiffy stand so it doesnt over heat
     
  6. Fossil

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    All my motorcycling life I have heard that you always warm the oil up before you change it. How many times have many of us left it at the dealers over night for an oil change. Think they bothered to "warm it up". I agree with warming it up but with today's motor oils I doubt that really does much unless you have let the bike sit for awhile. Use quality oil and change it regularly and you should have no problems. Fossil
     
  7. 00BUCKSHOT

    00BUCKSHOT Junior Member

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    ehhh fossil i see your point but what will it hurt warming it up to be on the safe side?
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Your lucky if they remember to put the drain plug back in never the less to warm it up. That's why you should do your own.
    The newer oils keep things in suspension better then the older formulas did but they should still be warmed up to mix things up before draining.