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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-25-2019, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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Red face Dumb question of the month......

This question is about cold engine oil flow when the bike is being started.

is it worse, better, or makes no difference if the bike is kept upright with the front wheel about 2 inches off the ground (in a wheel chock).

Or is it worse than starting it up "Cold" with the bike leaning on it's kickstand (like intended/assumed by Honda).

Cold Oil flow during start-up in the morning,worse, better, or makes no difference?

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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-25-2019, 03:19 AM
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I think, it doesn't really matter, if it's cold or hot, side stand or upright, if there is enough oil in the engine
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all is good, as long as bike is not on its side or up-side down.


air entering the oil intake is BAD.


my bike has been on the Ramp.. into my F 250.. under power.. so a steep climb.. no issues.
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I would think weight to be more important on cold starts.
Do you worry when going up a hill or leaning into a turn.

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I almost always store mine in a wheel chock. It uses less floor space in the garage that way. You should see your oil light go out in the same period of time, whether cold started on it's side stand or vertical. Once the light goes out your system is pressured and oil will make it to all of the critical oil needing parts. Such is the benefit of a pressurized oiling system.


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Thanks for the replies guys, all of them.


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Hey hey hey, there's much dumber questions to float around than that. Pick your act up if your looking for a dumbness certificate. We have had some real doozeys on this site. Dare I say it, the competition is fierce if you are chasing a certificate
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Hey hey hey, there's much dumber questions to float around than that. Pick your act up if your looking for a dumbness certificate. We have had some real doozeys on this site. Dare I say it, the competition is fierce if you are chasing a certificate



the last one I remember that might qualify....


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Concrete in Highway bars - good idea?
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Concrete in Highway bars - good idea?

That's the one I thought of first.

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