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Leave the bike without oil in it for a long period of time?

When stillie and I replaced the alternator case cover, turns out one of the bolts split in half. I wanted to drain the oil out tonight and pull off the cover to see if the other half of the bolt stayed in the hole its supposed to screw into, or if it made it into the chamber. Im hoping for the best.

The new bolt and gasket should be here by saturday or monday next week. Will it be ok to leave the bike sitting in the garage w/out oil in it until i get the parts? I just wanted to check it out tonight to see the damage, and then put in the new bolts and stuff whenever it comes in.

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Thanks.
I didnt get a chance to look last night.
I did find out that its possible i wont have to take off the case cover.
I have to pull the left fairing off and look inside the bolt hole.
Hopefully the other half is still in there. If it is, i gotta find a way to back it out.

Someone suggested a titanium drill bit to crill a 1/4 inch in and try to back it out.
Ill share here my experience..



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Alex, the only problem with leaving it sit without oil is if you leave an opening to outside air.....pending on humidity levels and temperature, this will create condensation inside the engine, putting water in your oil once you get it back up....this is a pain in the ass sometimes....like when I did mine in the middle of winter...had to change the oil twice to clear it up....just a little fyi.....did you get it out yet?


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Alex, the only problem with leaving it sit without oil is if you leave an opening to outside air.....pending on humidity levels and temperature, this will create condensation inside the engine, putting water in your oil once you get it back up....this is a pain in the ass sometimes....like when I did mine in the middle of winter...had to change the oil twice to clear it up....just a little fyi.....did you get it out yet?
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Yeah nd4spd is right but you’re not talking about months. There will be enough oil all over to prevent corrosion for the short time you have the covers off.

When you start the bike after putting oil in it of course any condensation should be burnt off by the engine heat and cycled through the crankcase breather. If you have milky discolored oil you got a far worse problem than a broken bolt.


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