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Old 11-15-2012, 10:02 PM   #41
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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?
CHANGE it! I'm in about the same situation, and tha's what I plan to do pretty soon.

You'll want fresh unused oil in the sump when you store that engine, so change the oil and leave the engine unstarted until spring comes along and you can ride long enough to get everything back up to operating temperature. Your motorcycle will thank you . . . .
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:19 PM   #42
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Anybody have any recommendations for fuel stabilizers for this bike?
I know this goes against conventional wisdom...but fuel stabilizers are overrated. In other words, fuel doesn't go bad as quickly as most people will tell you.

In 2008 I filled up ten 6 gallon gas cans for my emergency hurricane supply and with no stabilizers I am still using that gas with no issues.
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CHANGE it! I'm in about the same situation, and tha's what I plan to do pretty soon.

You'll want fresh unused oil in the sump when you store that engine, so change the oil and leave the engine unstarted until spring comes along and you can ride long enough to get everything back up to operating temperature. Your motorcycle will thank you . . . .
I don't know how to change oil on CBR so I was gonna take it to dealership and do it along the first service but if it's better to change it than I'll have to figure something out.
Would running the engine from time to time help or not?
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I don't know how to change oil on CBR so I was gonna take it to dealership and do it along the first service but if it's better to change it than I'll have to figure something out.
It's not really difficult to do, and it's a skill worth having . . . and it's better for storage if you change the oil yourself and only run the bike with the new oil just long enough to get the oil pressure up and then shut it off. (Even better is to crank it without running, but that's not always easy.)
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Would running the engine from time to time help or not?
Running the engine during storage is a BAD thing, unless you can run it long enough to get the engine and all the rest of the motorcycle up to running temperature. That is, a ride out on the road. Otherwise all you're doing is adding contaminants to the oil that sit there and corrode the internals of the engine. Store it and forget about it until it's riding season again, is what I recommend.
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