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I went into my local Kawa dealer today to see what he recommended for motor oil (about to winterize my bike) and he abruptly told me to wait on the oil change until spring (???) and only to add fuel stabilizer and fog my carbs. Now, I'm fairly new to bikes and have never heard of fogging the carbs. Can anyone explain?? Thanks!
 

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They have this stuff called fogging oil, comes in a spray can. You start the ending with the air cleaner off so that the carb throats are exposed. The spray the oil in the intake as the engine is running. It coats the inside of the cylinders and kills the engine. It helps keep the cylinder wall from rusting during storage.
 

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Again, I've done the carbs and cylinders of all my water craft and know they do it to snowmobiles but I don't know anyone who has ever fogged a motorcycle. The thats why you run the bike to get the stabilizer into the carbs to prevent that fuel from breaking down and gumming up the carbs.
 

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I went into my local Kawa dealer today to see what he recommended for motor oil (about to winterize my bike) and he abruptly told me to wait on the oil change until spring (???) and only to add fuel stabilizer and fog my carbs. Now, I'm fairly new to bikes and have never heard of fogging the carbs. Can anyone explain?? Thanks!
It depends, I think, on how old is your current oil. If it is fairly new (i.e. less than a few hundred clicks.. ), I would leave it there and just change it come spring. If it is 800.. 1000 kms or more, I'd change it now. Some people go to the extreme of saying that they'd always change it and not even start the bike cause then the oil would be contaminated, but I think that is being too anal.

Depending on how long your storage will be, fogging the oil I think is a good idea. For me it will probably be 4 months at least, probably more like 5, of snow sub-sub-sub zero temperatures. So I am doing it. Like someone said, you buy a can of fogging oil, spray in via the air intake and wait till the engine dies. They also advice to take the spark plugs off and spray some in too..
 
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