Winter oil change

Discussion in 'Oil' started by geezer, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    I dragged my heels to long hoping to get more riding in but we got winter here the other day with snow and ice on the roads. I have about 600 miles on the last oil change and was wondering if I should worry about it. My last ride was around 250 miles so the oil got hot and hopefully burned off all the condensation. Your thoughts?
     
  2. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    I'd say leave it in with that few miles and the last ride should have burned out any moisture that may have been present.
     
  3. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    +1 with TripleJ.
    Is bike inside? heated?
    I built my "Hog Shack" on side of garage, have small heater inside, keeps it a nice 75 degrees.
    Be Safe
    wilks3
     
  4. ultradoc

    ultradoc Active Member

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    should be just fine. Last year mine had about 1k miles on it when I bedded it down. No problems. This year it has a couple hundo miles so I am not worried.
     
  5. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Yes the bikes are in my heated shop.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Thinking you should be OK, a heated shop now that is a nice bonus, Stay warm and have fun in that heated shop:)
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Should be good to go...nice time to line up mods you were thinking of doing to the bike...ha-ha-ha, here at HDTalking it is easy for us to help you spend your dollars (as if you needed any...)! :newsmile062::small3d036:
     
  8. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Thanks for the replies. I thought I would be OK but wanted to check with the experts. As far as this forum spending my money, been there and done that. Not sure if HDTalking has saved me any money with all the tips because I spend it all on updates and add-ons I read about here. lol Wouldn't want it any other way. Thanks guys.
     
  9. HOLY DIVER

    HOLY DIVER Junior Member

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    here is my take......ride it once a month through out the winter for at least 15miles per ride....put some seafoam in the gas tank....in the spring change the oil regardless of mileage..thats what i do allways worked out well for me
     
  10. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Haven't been to Manitoba in winter, have you? Snowballs chance in Jamaica of having roads good enough or salt free to ride during the winter. It happens occassionaly where you can ride in January but very, very seldom. She's stored 'til spring now.
    Geezer, You're bike should be good for the winter after putting a decent ride in before storing in that heated (I'm jealous now) garage.