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Started to winterize my '03 GL1800 and change the oil and filter a couple days ago, not planning on another ride.

Well........ tomorrow it will be 65, and would like to go on a maybe my last ride.

My question is:
If I ride say, 50-80 miles after a fresh oil change and store my 1800 for the winter, will it have any effect on the engine sitting idol for 3-4 months
after putting on that amount of miles after a fresh oil change?

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Wouldn't bother me a bit. If it bothers you... change the oil again. But wouldn't that be a waste?
 

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Wi_Winger said:
My question is: If I ride say, 50-80 miles after a fresh oil change and store my 1800 for the winter, will it have any effect on the engine sitting idol for 3-4 monthsafter putting on that amount of miles after a fresh oil change?

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The only concern is that you get the engine up to operating temp and keep it there to burn off any gas or water that got into it from starting & idling (gas) or humidity/condensation (water). 50 (s)miles ought to do it.
 

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Wi_Winger said:
If I ride say, 50-80 miles after a fresh oil change and store my 1800 for the winter, will it have any effect on the engine sitting idol for 3-4 months after putting on that amount of miles after a fresh oil change?
yes. you should take at least a 200 mile ride. ;)
 

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I just got a feeling that your bike won't be sitting for 3-4 months. There is bound to be a couple days when the temps will tempt you and out the bike will come for another quick ride!! :lol:
 

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I heard that! Mine come out for a little exercise at least once a month minimum.
 

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I've had so many 'false starts' over the years in terms of winterizing. You just get them all done and then a beautiful day comes along and out you go!
 
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