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post #1 of 4 Old 02-06-2019, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Starting the engine first time in a year

'11 Grizz 700 here. Since I've got some warm weather these next couple days I've decided to start the bike after about a year of just sitting. Took out the plug and sprayed a good amount of fogging oil on top of the piston to help lubricate things. After about a minute of letting it soak I stuck my air line tubing in to suck out the excess, but it seems like I didn't get nearly as much in return. Repositioned the tube enough so that everything that was gonna come out pretty much did. I'll probably shoot some compressed air down the plug hole before doing the start just to make sure it's all out, as well as cranking it for a second before putting the plug back in.

How long would it take for a bit of standing fogging oil to seep past the piston rings, and where would it go? I guess into the engine oil? The oil was fairly new the last time it was started but I'm sure it could stand to be changed after sitting for so long. If much of this fogging oil got into the engine oil should I do the change before the startup?
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this question seems familiar lol
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Just roll it over by hand to spread the oil.
If you think you put in too much oil, turn it over with the electric start with the plug removed to blow the excess out.
Change the oil after driving it a little.

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Thanks for the advice. Still haven't figured out how to turn this engine by hand yet. It started right up and smoked for a long time, but everything sounded fine on it. Definitely won't be letting this happen again.
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