Typically, that water would vaporize on the first long ride. And since the SV's engine is mostly non-ferrous metal, a little water in the bottom of the sump isn't fatal.When I changed my oil after getting it out of storage there was a little water in it from condensation, so I would say yes that it would probably be a good idea..
Fired up my bike today; it's been under wraps for close to four months. When I put it away, the Rotella had about 1500 miles on it. What do you think - should I change oil & filter now, or wait another 1500 miles or so?
Hi, Follow your normal oil change routine,while we're on this topic should I be worried about changing my oil asap? i never really winterized my bike...from november through february I went riding probably once every 2 weeks for 30 min or so on average...i changed the oil at 600 and I'm coming up on 3000 so I'll do it soon anyways, I guess I'm just curious
It's best to change the oil and filter at the end of a season before storage to get rid of combustion by-products and other stuff. After changing the oil, while the engine is still warm run the bike for a few minutes to circulate the new oil through it to dilute the old oil left over after draining. You can use cheapo oil for storage purposes.Every 4k with full syn and filter and at the END of the season. From what I have been told its better to change it at the end of the season becuase it gets rid of all the old dirty oil before it sits all winter. I doubt my bike will be around long enough to matter anyway.
why not just change it now, and dont have them change it when you get it inspected. you dont take your bike to someone for oil changes do you?I had the same question. how ever mine is a bit different. I changed my oil and filter before storage last November. Next week I plan on bringing it back out of hibernation. The only thing is that in May my inspection is due and I was just gonna have them change the oil and filter then (in may). So i kind of wanted to not change the oil till early may when I get it inspected. Anyone have any thoughts? O and I would only be riding it maybe a few times a week till college is over.
It's best to change the oil and filter at the end of a season before storage to get rid of combustion by-products and other stuff. After changing the oil, while the engine is still warm run the bike for a few minutes to circulate the new oil through it to dilute the old oil left over after draining. You can use cheapo oil for storage purposes.
Then, change the oil again when you bring the bike out from storage. The oil used when storing the bike will have absorbed the combustion by-products leftover from what the prior oil change didn't remove, as well as any condensation built up while in storage. You use your normal oil for this oil change.(SNIP))