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Alright, some of your might cry repost, but just take it as "revisited" haha

I've read somehwhere that before the oil change to warm up the bike, then proceed to change the oil. Is this absolutely necessary? Can the oil change be done to a cold bike. and are there any differences between the the two?

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Yeah - the reason you warm it up is because the oil comes out quicker (thinner) instead of being cold and thick. That why everyone preaches to change it warmed. Is there a reason why you wouldn't want to do it?
 

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Just make sure to let the headers cool down before attempting to get the filter.....
 

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The main reason that changing the oil warm is a universal rule, is that more dirt is suspended in oil when it's warm. If the oil has sat for a while, the dirt settles onto just about any horizontal surface inside your engine, and doesn't all come out. Also, the warm oil is thinner, and will drain dirt out more thoroughly. Ever see engines with alot of sludge in them? It brings a tear to my eye!
 
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