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oil change after 5 month storage?

quick question. i changed my oil 10 weeks before i stored it. put about 900 miles on the oil color looks decent through the window. bikes been chilling in the basement room temperature. do i really need to change it before riding. serious question. i know on manual says once every 12 months but idk i hear things like it will turn acid and mess up the engine. here how it looks like and i’ve been using hp4s
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no, of course you don't.


someone will come in here with horror stories about condensation and acidity and bearing pitting and woe is you you're fucked if you don't change your oil, but it's all old wive's tales.


if you put your bike away, didn't start it or run it for 5 months, then take it out of storage. the oil in it is the exact same as it was when you put it away.



if your engine sustained damage from5 months of sitting, honda would be out of business a long long long time ago.



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no, of course you don't.


someone will come in here with horror stories about condensation and acidity and bearing pitting and woe is you you're fucked if you don't change your oil, but it's all old wive's tales.


if you put your bike away, didn't start it or run it for 5 months, then take it out of storage. the oil in it is the exact same as it was when you put it away.



if your engine sustained damage from5 months of sitting, honda would be out of business a long long long time ago.



motorcycle hypochondria is a real thing, and it's VERY pervasive on the forums. don't fall for it it's all bullshit.
I just don’t know what you just told me what everyone tells me. When do you think i should change it? i was going to ride out this whole month a bit next and change it. low on money had replace battery and tires kinda don’t wana deal with oil if it’s good
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change it at 3000 or 4000 miles.

unless you're on the track wringing its neck, you aren't going to "wear out" your oil in a thousand miles.
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change it at 3000 or 4000 miles.

unless you're on the track wringing its neck, you aren't going to "wear out" your oil in a thousand miles.
i just don’t wanna need anything up so i was clueles. appreciate it
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I wouldn't even change it after a year. The oil sitting on a parts store shelf could be 2yrs old, does that mean it went bad? Of course not. If it did, they would have dates on them and the time sitting on shelves would factor into the lifetime of the oil. But it does not, so they do not print that info.

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