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Old 10-11-2018, 10:30 AM Top   #1 (permalink)
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OK...here's the deal. I changed my oil and filter last October just before I put my bike away. I run Mobil 1 V-Twin 20w 50. My work requires me to travel, so I'm GONE somewhere away from home M-F, and then having to relocate from Ohio to Nebraska for a job promotion, I rode my bike less than 1,000 miles this year. Would you STILL change the oil before putting the bike away, or would you just ride it another season and change it next fall. Like I said, because of work, even next fall I probably still won't have 4,000 miles on the oil after two years. I just hate to throw away $40 worth of oil when it has less than 1,000 miles on it. Seems such a needless thing to do. If Mobil ! is supposed to be that good (and I believe it is, that's why I use it) can't it go two seasons and be OK? Welcome your thoughts......
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G'day mate , most service intervals are measured by distance travelled or date, whichever comes first and that oil has been sitting in your bike for a year now, so i'd be changing it out. Just another tip there too mate Do what Harley tell you to do on service intervals not what oil manufacturer's tell you......listen to the people that made the bike
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Another vote to change it. Oil gets acidic and that's not good for metal.
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Another vote to change it. Oil gets acidic and that's not good for metal.
Oil has acid in it designed to munch on the moisture build up inside the casing's that form with temp changes, so if it's whizzing around in the engine or standing stationary , it's work it's little slimy bum off
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"The higher the base number in the engine oil, the more acid it will be able to neutralize during use. New engine oils usually have a range of 5 to 15 BN. As oil is used in service, it becomes contaminated with acids, causing the base number to drop over time."
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