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How many of you change the oil before winter storage? If you do and use Synthetic during the season do you use standard oil for storage?
 

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Just do a standard oil change with your preferred oil.
Main thing is you're getting rid of the pollutants from running form this summer. Your new oil will be fine for the following season.
 

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Always change your oil before putting anything into storage. The bonus is in spring all you need to do is fire it up and go.
 

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Always change the oil before storing. Forget about all the fairy tales about moisture and fumes and spider webs and radiation fallout.
 

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Change the oil, clean the bike, stabilize the gas, top off the tire pressure, put a trickle charger on the battery, cover the bike, and wait for spring.....
 

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Good to know. I will have about 4,000 miles on my Amsoil when it's time to put her away and I was gonna wait to spring to change. Now I'll change before she goes to sleep for the winter...

I'd rather move to Florida. ;)
 

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4k miles on Amsoil.... still have more than 50% life left... GET OUT AND RIDE
 

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4k miles on Amsoil.... still have more than 50% life left... GET OUT AND RIDE
Haha I try to every second I get, but its getting into frigid temps here soon so I only see another few weeks of riding and limited riding at that... :(
 

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Haha I try to every second I get, but its getting into frigid temps here soon so I only see another few weeks of riding and limited riding at that... :(
Whuss! Grow a pair!:D
70* and sunny here. Going riding now!
 

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Change the oil, clean the bike, stabilize the gas, top off the tire pressure, put a trickle charger on the battery, cover the bike, and wait for spring.....
Same routine here! I will be riding until the salt hits the pavement (following the first snow).
 

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Whuss! Grow a pair!:D
70* and sunny here. Going riding now!
Hahaha I would have been riding yesterday for sure but I had shit to do all day before work. Tomorrow is supposed to be gorgeous too. I'll ride until it hits 30's or the roads are sanded. After that, no thanks. Just not enjoyable anymore and I don't feel like hitting a sand patch either. I put almost 6,000 miles on my bike since June 1st. I love to ride, just not if it's freezing.

Florida is calling my name. Seriously.
 

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Just put mine out for winter. Put fresh Synthetic Motul, new HD filter, plug in the tender and that's it.
Removing the old filter though wasn't easy... the service a$$hole who did the 1000Mi must've been angry or something.... I took the bottom radiator bracket off for access, kept wrestling the damned thing off, wouldn't budge. Punch the scewdriver through, nope... took a really long motherf*** screwdriver and slooooowly loosened the sucker. It took like a full revolution to be able to move it by hand. Unreal.
But it's done, so there... till next spring!!!
 

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I guess I'll change my oil before storage this year. (I didn't last year)
I put the bike away from late Nov until late March.
 

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Never did anything to any of the bikes I ever owned. The only issue I ever had was a dead batt on the dyna. Every spring I just jump it and its fine all season. Batt was 5 y/o before I replaced it. lol
 

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Thats why I am a fan of the K&N oil filter. It has a 17mm hex nut built into the top. Grab it with a socket and its off with no problem.....plus, its chrome.



Just put mine out for winter. Put fresh Synthetic Motul, new HD filter, plug in the tender and that's it.
Removing the old filter though wasn't easy... the service a$$hole who did the 1000Mi must've been angry or something.... I took the bottom radiator bracket off for access, kept wrestling the damned thing off, wouldn't budge. Punch the scewdriver through, nope... took a really long motherf*** screwdriver and slooooowly loosened the sucker. It took like a full revolution to be able to move it by hand. Unreal.
But it's done, so there... till next spring!!!
 

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Thats why I am a fan of the K&N oil filter. It has a 17mm hex nut built into the top. Grab it with a socket and its off with no problem.....plus, its chrome.
but with the K&N filter you still must change the filter every 5k miles.
With the Amsoil oil and Amsoil filter, you can go up to double (10k) miles before changing the oil or oil filter.
 
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