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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 10:49 AM
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An engine used for short journeys needs oil & filter changes more frequently, at least once per year & if it is laid up over winter I would change oil & filter before laying up so the bearings are not sitting in contaminated acid & condensation ridden oil for months.

I wouldn't get my bigger bikes out unless I was going to do at least 100 miles. I keep a little XT225 for the bimbling around local & change the oil & filter every 600 miles in that.
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