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Offline Ernest T

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Re: Air Filter Rplacement
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013, 01:18:50 pm »
ditto

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Re: Air Filter Rplacement
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 03:20:55 pm »
Per the owner's manual you should add a small of engine oil to each cylinder during the winterization process.  I've haven't looked at the shop manual, but my thought is the fairing, fuel tank and airbox will have to be removed at a minimum to gain access to the sparkplugs.

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Re: Air Filter Rplacement
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2013, 04:06:37 pm »
*Originally Posted by Papermaker [+]
Per the owner's manual you should add a small of engine oil to each cylinder during the winterization process.  I've haven't looked at the shop manual, but my thought is the fairing, fuel tank and airbox will have to be removed at a minimum to gain access to the sparkplugs.

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That's crazy.

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Re: Air Filter Rplacement
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2013, 04:57:55 pm »
*Originally Posted by Ernest T [+]
That's crazy.

Ditto

Just run it up every now and then it will keep things as they should be.
Pouring oil into the cylinders if you don't know what you'er doing could cause untold problems when you start the engine if not properly drained.
Also why go to all the trouble of getting to the spark plugs if they don't need changing.
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This type of care only needs doing if the plan is to remove engine and store for a number of years let alone months. Best policy  :028: if the plan is not to run the bike through the winter is change the oil & filter before standing so all the crap isn't settling. Then periodically run the bike up to running temp this will take care of any condensation that may have collected inside the engine and keep the bearing surfaces clean and covered with a light filament of good clean oil.

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Re: Air Filter Rplacement
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2013, 05:23:50 pm »
It's been generally recognized over the years that running an engine periodically during extended storage such as over the winter is harmful for an engine.  Combustion acids and condensation produced during startup and shutdown cycling will not have a chance to vaporize out the engine through the breather unless the engine's oil temperature is raised above 212 F.  Raising the oil temperature above 212 F while your bike is on it’s center stand is not possible during winters in much of the US.  Our high temperature today is 2 F.

In general aviation, safety of flight and cost issues far exceeds our interest in the Trophy's engine life.  The accepted practice is; change the oil and clean or change the filter.  Doing so eliminates as much of the combustion acids and condensation as possible.  Removal of contaminates reduces corrosion in the crankcase and engine in general.

 



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