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Offline V-Strom3

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Starting bike that's not run for over a year
« on: December 05, 2015, 08:48:49 »
As per subject is there a way to manually turn the engine over to allow oil to reach parts where oil has not been for a while, prior to starting?

Thanks in advance.
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Offline Hondaman

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Re: Starting bike that's not run for over a year
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2015, 09:05:37 »
Spin on the starter with the kill switch off - not all bikes will do this, or turn over with a socket through the access plug on the alternator cover.
Personally, I'd just start normally - oil pressure will build quickly.

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Re: Starting bike that's not run for over a year
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 21:11:23 »
If it's a strom spinning it up won't work, I'm with Hondaman, just start it, fresh fuel and a well charged battery, you want to give it every chance to start ASAP.

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Re: Starting bike that's not run for over a year
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2015, 22:59:50 »
Its a DL650 2005.
I just want to make sure that there is enough oil for when I go to start it, so I don't cause any wear problems from things rubbing that shouldn't.
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Re: Starting bike that's not run for over a year
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2015, 23:57:20 »
If you really feel keen a drop or three of two stroke oil down the spark plug holes, with a 50/50 mix of petrol to help it spread, left overnight will lube the bores and rings