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Oil Change
« on: 05.09. 2016 13:49 »
Hello all
What would be the advice regarding a change of engine/gear oil.
Change it before laying up for Winter or leave and change before starting up next Spring. I have the Norton style external filters on all my bikes and cover less than 1000 miles each season per bike.
During the lay up period I try to run each bike once a month enough to get the engine and oil warm/hot, say a half an hour run or so on nice fine days- fair weather rider!
Thanks
Peter
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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #1 on: 05.09. 2016 16:46 »
Change it before laying up.  Otherwise it'll be sitting with impurities, crud and acids all winter (all the sorts of things you change the oil for in any case).
BTW - it's far too soon to be talking about winter layups and christmas  *smile*

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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #2 on: 05.09. 2016 21:33 »
dead easy don't lay it up ride it don't hide it I ride all year
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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #3 on: 05.09. 2016 21:42 »
dead easy don't lay it up ride it don't hide it I ride all year

I spent nearly £4k restoring my bike; I'm not willing to get salt on it.
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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #4 on: 05.09. 2016 23:25 »
So change oils/filter before laying up... is that the consensus? Then run next year with that same oil?

Sorry but can't bring myself to ride the BSA's when I know there's the chance of ice and salt around. Anyway the Winter is reserved for  working on the bikes so I know they are OK to ride next year.

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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #5 on: 06.09. 2016 06:41 »
Hello all
What would be the advice regarding a change of engine/gear oil.
Change it before laying up for Winter or leave and change before starting up next Spring. I have the Norton style external filters on all my bikes and cover less than 1000 miles each season per bike.
During the lay up period I try to run each bike once a month enough to get the engine and oil warm/hot, say a half an hour run or so on nice fine days- fair weather rider!
Thanks
Peter

If you ride them every month, they're not laid up, so don't worry.
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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #6 on: 06.09. 2016 06:57 »
with my methanol fueled bike, the oil comes out straight after racing concludes for the weekend (as it is contaminated with methanol).

You could also consider moving somewhere where they don't salt the roads  ;)
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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #7 on: 06.09. 2016 19:14 »
dead easy don't lay it up ride it don't hide it I ride all year

I spent nearly £4k restoring my bike; I'm not willing to get salt on it.
it washes off with warm soapy water whats the problem   i spend £25k on a new car and it sleeps out in all weathers winter and summer
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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #8 on: 06.09. 2016 20:48 »
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I spent nearly £4k restoring my bike; I'm not willing to get salt on it.
it washes off with warm soapy water whats the problem   i spend £25k on a new car and it sleeps out in all weathers winter and summer
But where will your car be when it's 61 years old?
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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #9 on: 07.09. 2016 14:09 »
30 -15 methinks to GB
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Re: Oil Change
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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #11 on: 07.09. 2016 20:49 »
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I spent nearly £4k restoring my bike; I'm not willing to get salt on it.
it washes off with warm soapy water whats the problem   i spend £25k on a new car and it sleeps out in all weathers winter and summer
But where will your car be when it's 61 years old?
still on the road if someone restores it and avoids salt on  the roads *????*
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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #12 on: 07.09. 2016 21:06 »
love  *fight*
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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #13 on: 08.09. 2016 09:17 »
G'day Bob, when my engine oil gets dirty I change it. Oil is much cheaper than engine rebuilds. Salt and ice on the roads sounds like fun, not!
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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #14 on: 08.09. 2016 10:33 »
I don't really know what a "lay up" is (ride all year round down here  *smile*). If I had to put a bike into storage I'd  get it hot, change the oil and get it hot again to expel any moisture, then plug the exhausts and air filter.
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