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post #31 of 44 Old 07-06-2012, 02:16 PM
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REVIVE!! lol

So should I change the oil again come spring if i already changed it for storage? I plan to use conventional oil til its has 3500 miles on it then syn. Now at 1300 mi.
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For conventional oil I would change it again in the spring. If you stored it with full synthetic it should be fine again in the spring.

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Anybody have any recommendations for fuel stabilizers for this bike?
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Anybody have any recommendations for fuel stabilizers for this bike?
Sta-bil is what I've used; others have used Sea Foam and reported it works well . . . .

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So should I change the oil again come spring if i already changed it for storage? I plan to use conventional oil til its has 3500 miles on it then syn. Now at 1300 mi.
No need whatsoever; your oil doesn't deteriorate unless it's being used. Even if it had some condensation from being run sometime during the winter (not a good idea, but some people do start their motorcycles during the storage period) it would be burned off as soon as the engine reached operating temperature.

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For conventional oil I would change it again in the spring. If you stored it with full synthetic it should be fine again in the spring.
Why would you do that? There is NO reason to change the oil until it has been run to the mileage recommended by Honda . . . .

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Sta-bil is what I've used; others have used Sea Foam and reported it works well . . . .
Have you had any problems with Sta-bil becoming jelly or ruff starts once its riding season again? How long do you leave your bike in storage for with Sta-bil?
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Have you had any problems with Sta-bil becoming jelly or ruff starts once its riding season again? How long do you leave your bike in storage for with Sta-bil?
Here in SE Minnesota, I have about a 3-month winter storage (in sometime late Nov and out again sometime mid-Mar . . . so I guess that's closer to four months ;^) and I've never had problems getting any motorcycle started again in about 30 years of storing motorcycles with Sta-bil in a full tank of gasoline. I guess tha's a recommendation for Sta-bil

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I've just given my bike a coating of ACF-50 today http://www.acf-50.co.uk/motorcycle.htm in preparation for winter. I ride right through winter, apart from when the roads are too icy to ride on. Over here, that can be anything from 1 day to 2 or 3 weeks. Major routes are usually well gritted, and when it's iffy, I stick to Motorways, because there's hardly any leaning into corners, and they're gritted better than smaller roads. It was nice to ride to work on dry roads this morning, the first time in a couple of weeks.

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Winter is getting here and I am not planing on riding in cold. However I have only 280 miles on my 250 and don't know if it is worth for me to do an oil change yet. What do you guys suggest?
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