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- Jun 25, 2017
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Do not take any more 'advice' from this person, he is plotting you should wreck your bike's engine and then he can buy your bike cheap.A FELLOW TRIUMPH OWNER TOLD ME THAT I SHOULD ALWAYS START MY BIKE EVERY WEEK AND LET IT IDLE FOR A FEW MINUTES TOOK KEEP THE OIL CIRCULATING.
Alternatively, wait until he wrecks his Triumph's engine and then buy his bike cheap ...
Joking aside, this is absolutely the worst way to treat any internal combustion engine:-
. Burning any fossil fuel releases large quantities of water; ideally, you never see it because it remains above boiling point until it is either exhausted or vented.
. Cold engine, this water vapour condenses in the exhaust and crankcase; e.g. British bike primary chaincases are particularly prone to condensation because they are one of the last parts of an engine to become hot enough to boil off the water that condensed there when the engine was cold but running.
Ime, a bike's oil tank, primary chaincase and gearbox should be checked regularly, these are the compartments most prone to condensation (gearbox of atmospheric water vapour). If you ever see what looks like mayonnaise inside any of them, that is the oil mixed with condensed water, the bike is saying you have not used it enough.
"Mayonnaise" in primary or gearbox, I replace the oil because it is contaminated with water. Oil tank normally first shows "mayonnaise" around the filler neck and vent; if only there, I do not replace the oil but do plan to give the bike a good long run in the very near future.
Absolutely the best way to treat any internal combustion engine is to use it for long enough all parts - including the oils - reach normal working temperatures; remember, most motorcycle makers design(ed) their products to be used every day.
Any i.c. engine not used every day, the next best thing is simply to leave it alone (within reason). Here in the UK, motorcycling is generally at least unpleasant during the winter, sometimes impossible; about the only thing I do when I do not use a bike for more than about a month is turn the engine over a few times with the kickstart, leaving it with a different cylinder on compression so different valves are closed and open.
No.WILL LETTING THE DAYTONA SIT FOR 2 TO 3 WEEKS CAUSE ISSUES WITH THE OIL PUMP?
THANKS FOR ALL THAT HELPFUL INFO
I WILL LOOK INTO GETTING AN OIL GAUGE.