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    New Prospect hd4evr's Avatar

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    So, I'm good to go with storing the bike with this oil, then riding it next season before changing? Just checked the dipstick, and the oil looks new, like it just came out of the bottle. Golden color.

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    Change it. Oil gets acidic and acidic oil sitting in the cases for a whole winter is not good. As far as "$40 worth of oil".......that's a small price to pay.
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    When I change my bike oil d and say I have not had for whatever reason the normal amount of miles I always save the oil and I put it in my tractor whenever the tractor needs oil or , for my lawn more I kind a hand me down my oil .. I have a friend who’s on fix income and he is disabled but has a van if I have leftover oil he uses it in his van. Just my thoughts and what I do.
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    Now I'm totally confused on what to do......LOL. Half of you say it's perfectly fine to go another year, and the rest of you say, NO!, change it!! As I said, the oil will have less than 1200 miles on it, and looks like it just came out of the bottle, but it WILL be almost two years old by this time next year. I'm leaning towards just letting it go another season. Thanks, one and all.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hd4evr Click here to enlarge
    Now I'm totally confused on what to do......LOL. Half of you say it's perfectly fine to go another year, and the rest of you say, NO!, change it!! As I said, the oil will have less than 1200 miles on it, and looks like it just came out of the bottle, but it WILL be almost two years old by this time next year. I'm leaning towards just letting it go another season. Thanks, one and all.
    Your Money Your Call .. Want more confusion try bobistheoilguy.com .. Best Oil Topic Questions about Lubricants on the Web ..


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jaystronghawk Click here to enlarge
    Your Money Your Call .. Want more confusion try bobistheoilguy.com .. Best Oil Topic Questions about Lubricants on the Web ..


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    Yea, just read through about an hour on Bob's site...............more confused than ever! LOL

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hd4evr Click here to enlarge
    Yea, just read through about an hour on Bob's site...............more confused than ever! LOL
    As with any subject. You have old facts Vs new information, Old products Vs new stuff. Old myths long sense proven false that live on. Then add in what just sounds like a good Idea.
    My 1996 Fb is 23 years old engine has never been touched.
    In the end you must go with what helps you sleep at night. Taking the extreme safe option is not going to hurt. And the sleep may be worth the cost of a little oil and time to do it.
    Hang in there latter will disrupt your sleep over a little oil left in there when you change it. You know if you don't get it out the bikes suffer. There are some folks that will sell you a way to get it out.
    They same ones that started the internet scare on the subject.
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    The condition that oil is in, it’s not going to make one bit of difference if you change it or not as far as your motorcycle mechanics are concerned. But if you’re at all worried about it, spend the $40 for peace of mind. Personally, I would spend the $40 on a dinner or something and get some value out of it. Your oil is basically new, the mileage on it and the age of it doesn’t even have to be considered.


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    Update: I have a few friends that are into cars. You know, the classic '60's hot rod stuff. One owns a '67 Camaro. One has a '69 Dodge Super Bee. Engines are built STRONG. They probably have $30-40,000 in those cars. Seriously, the classic car world is crazy! They drive them "maybe" 100 miles per year. Just to car shows and things like that. Anyway, they run a good synthetic oil, and tell me they don't change it for 2-3 years, and they baby these cars to death. So, if they feel comfortable going that long, I do too. With only 1200 miles on my oil change, and even though it's been a year, I'm leaving mine in for another season.

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