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post #1 of 5 Old 10-20-2010, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Keep motor oil in for the winter

My wee is due for an oil change and I will put in the Motul 5100 oil with new suzuki filter instead of regular motorcycle oil.

Is it ok if I still drive for couple hundred km before leaving it in the garage for the winter? ... I don't prepare to change again other than adding fuel stabilizer and removing the battery.

Any comments? Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-20-2010, 01:09 PM
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It shouldn't be a problem. There shouldn't be enough acid build up to tax the ability of the the fairly fresh oil to control. My preference would be to extend the old oil for that couple of hundred kms though.

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Don't forget to run the engine a short time after you add the fuel stabilizer to get it throughout the fuel system.

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I was under the impression that Motul 5100 is regular motorcycle oil... This is what I use all year round including storage...

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-20-2010, 06:43 PM
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Just avoid the idling that many do as this wil lget lots of unburned fuel, water and acids into the oil. Go out and rip it for a couple of hundred km's so is gets good and hot and has nothing sitting in the oil.


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