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Offline 110

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Lubrication of cylinders via spark plug holes - yes or not?
« on: 06 November, 2008, 09:15:27 AM »
Is it necessary to lubricate the inside of cylinders due to long time period engine shutdown e.g. over wintertime?Thanks, Paul

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Re: Lubrication of cylinders via spark plug holes - yes or not?
« Reply #1 on: 06 November, 2008, 11:45:39 AM »
If its just 3 or 4 months, then the answer is no.
If your looking at a year or so in storage .. then yes.

Best idea is to just go out and start the bike once every week or 2 weeks .... leave it running for about 15 or 20 mins..... just enought to get your baby nice n toasty.....

You will do no harm in putting a squirt of WD or something inside each bore, but its not worth the hassle just for a few months.

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Re: Lubrication of cylinders via spark plug holes - yes or not?
« Reply #2 on: 06 November, 2008, 10:38:33 PM »
Like nbells I think its way too much hassle for too little return.  At one time I used to put a hefty dose of RedX in the last tank of fuel used before winter because it leaves on oily film on everything, but that was more to protect the exhaust before they all went stainless steel.

 


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