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2004 Honda Sabre 1100 has been sitting for almost 2 years. I'm going to change the oil, filter and plugs before starting it. My question is: is there a way to force oil through the engine prior to turning it over? In the old days of simple V-8's we used to pull the distributor and use a drill to spin the oil pump. Is there anything like this that I can do before cranking the bike? I really don't want to take it apart in my driveway.

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  • Williem Vell May 09, 2014

    just remove spark plugs wires keep them from ground to engine and yourself.

  • Williem Vell May 09, 2014

    bump spin the engine(if you did not tear engine down- critical places should still have oil

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The best way is to simply set the kill switch so the engine can't start, then just let the starter motor turn the engine over for minute. Don't twist the throttle and the engine shouldn't flood. Please rate my answer. Thanks!

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  • brian williams Jul 26, 2014

    remove the spark plugs first drop in some engine oil and turn the motor over with out any plugs and no compression this will lube the pistons and cylinder walls ( just a few drops in each cylinder is enough and maybe a little WD40 .... now replace the plugs and try starting it

  • brian williams Jul 26, 2014

    remove the spark plugs first drop in some engine oil and turn the motor over with out any plugs and no compression this will lube the pistons and cylinder walls ( just a few drops in each cylinder is enough and maybe a little WD40 .... now replace the plugs and try starting it Jul 26, 2014

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If you remove the spark plugs and put a few drops of engine oil in each cylinder and then hit the starter the motor will turn over but with out any pressure and the oil will lubricate the cylinder walls if all goes well replace the spark plugs and give it ago .

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