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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Default any one use heated oil dip sticks for winter storage

I was just wondering. personal thought after a long winter storage it probably would be better at first start up for spring. opinions please.im gonna start her up for 10 min or so and change the oil anyway but im figurin the thicker oil will take longer to properly lube the system anyhow. dont want to scar anything.thanks.

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seriously ?? I just start mine up took on a 25 mile run. good oil you do not have to worry.
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right now its the vic oil in there. I was just wondering if anyony used them and if it really would be beneficial. think i have to much time on my hands right now.

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No, not useful unless your are planning to ride it when it is -30 F outside. By the time the weather heats up to ridable conditions, the oil temp will be plenty warm enough to get on, fire it up, and take off.

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Oil viscosity shouldn't be a problem. On a cold start ( I checked your weather, +51F isn't cold) I'd be more concerned about the starter. Make sure it has successfully started the engine (with a little bit of throttle) before you release the button. If you are still worried about it put a trouble light under the engine for an hour.
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Yeah it has been unseasonably warm around these parts lately. That is part of the reason why I started thinkin about it gettin the itch. I usually dont think about takin it out till April normally. Sand and road salt and what not.

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Dipsticks with a heater element built in? I know my grandfathers old Diesel had the cold weather package on it and we would plug it in if it got below 20 degrees, never seen that for a bike.


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The trouble light creates heat and its what Rylan at the vic shop says to do. That is you have a old fashioned light bulb

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Thanks for the replies guys. Truth be told I saw this video on FB with different viscosity oils when they are cold. They lined them up in their own glass and tipped them to pour them out and I was actually surprised at how slow if at all that they poured out. That just got me to thinking about the first start up when im ready. I may use the light bulb idea so I can get the old oil out before I run it. I think I just have too much time on my hands waiting for it to warm up.

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