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Oil change Hey everyone -- I was wondering.... I changed the oil in my bike last year, rode about 10 x (maybe about 100 km total) Then I put it in the garage for the winter. Do I have to change all the oil before I try and start it?

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When storing for winter oil should be changed before so as to remove contaminates (certainly would not hurt to change-falls under the category of severe usage), then you don't have to worry in spring when you pull your bike out. Hope you drained the carbs and kept the battery charged or you could be looking at spending more money.

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As long as you keep taking care of it the bike will last a long time . 10 thousand miles in 11 months is a lot of miles .Do you realize you rode more miles in 11 months than most people do in a decade

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