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    Getting warmed up for an oil Change

    Supposed to be mostly sunny with temperatures in the fifties tomorrow, we just had over a inch of rain Thursday and Friday so the salt should be off the roads, it’s the middle of December so do you think a 100 mile ride will be long enough to warm bike up fo a oil change?

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    no, 200 miles would be better
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    Surely 100 is fine; but what bothers me seriously the most is kicking up all that salt dust and grime that has been used on the roads up there in the last few weeks. Dont know how to do it; but run in the shop, change the oils, then kick in the pressure washer for the "touch up" washing of the underside……….God bless....Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    Supposed to be mostly sunny with temperatures in the fifties tomorrow, we just had over a inch of rain Thursday and Friday so the salt should be off the roads, it’s the middle of December so do you think a 100 mile ride will be long enough to warm bike up fo a oil change?
    I think you will enjoy it as well
    Going to add some to your title as it will help others with the same question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisDarrow View Post
    Surely 100 is fine; but what bothers me seriously the most is kicking up all that salt dust and grime that has been used on the roads up there in the last few weeks. Dont know how to do it; but run in the shop, change the oils, then kick in the pressure washer for the "touch up" washing of the underside……….God bless....Dennis
    I hope the 2 days of rain will help clear salt off the roads.
    Postponed ride until Monday will be 10 degrees cooler but we had to put up Christmas tree today and decorate it.

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    I'd like to change my oil as well, but I'm not insured, so idling in the driveway is an option, but its easy to overheat the engine.
    I'll probably do it this winter, my oil is looking really dark from last summer, and I'll do a quicker change in the Spring after riding for a couple of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam_on_van_isle View Post
    I'd like to change my oil as well, but I'm not insured, so idling in the driveway is an option, but its easy to overheat the engine.
    I'll probably do it this winter, my oil is looking really dark from last summer, and I'll do a quicker change in the Spring after riding for a couple of weeks.
    You are better off doing a cold oil change (there are many who do it cold and swear by it) than leaving high mileage old oil which has combustion acids and other contaminants in it over the winter. Allow to drain overnight.
    Always put your equipment away with fresh oil in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSAddict View Post
    You are better off doing a cold oil change (there are many who do it cold and swear by it) than leaving high mileage old oil which has combustion acids and other contaminants in it over the winter. Allow to drain overnight.
    Always put your equipment away with fresh oil in it.
    I agree.....

    Your engine has had a few days to cool down and all the oil that can get into the oil pan is already there..........

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    Take the plug and filter out one day, put back the next, or a week later. Then fill. Run briefly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragtoplvr View Post
    Take the plug and filter out one day, put back the next, or a week later. Then fill. Run briefly.
    Just be sure to tape a note over the Speedo.
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    Change is Done

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    Rode 143.6 miles to warm up bike, did not need to plug in heated vest, weather sunny temp went from 39 to about 50 degrees Fahrenheit

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