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That begs the question, when did you change the oil last, and do you know how to do it? If not, we can help.

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1st yr i got it i had a service and got the oil change, last yr i didnt change the oil which is pretty stupid of me but i only had the bike out the 1st yr i had it for maybe 400 kms so i didnt think it was that big of deal and i just change it this yr with a new filter and oil. For some weird reason i never seen the oil on the left side of the bike and just noticed it today and thought how weird i never noticed maybe i F*ed up.

Wouldnt putting oil in the anti freeze destroy the bike and cause it not to work? cause the bike works perfectly maybe a carb clean but thats it?
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1st yr i got it i had a service and got the oil change, last yr i didnt change the oil which is pretty stupid of me but i only had the bike out the 1st yr i had it for maybe 400 kms so i didnt think it was that big of deal and i just change it this yr with a new filter and oil. For some weird reason i never seen the oil on the left side of the bike and just noticed it today and thought how weird i never noticed maybe i F*ed up.

Wouldnt putting oil in the anti freeze destroy the bike and cause it not to work? cause the bike works perfectly maybe a carb clean but thats it?
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if your not sure.. I would say put some Seafoam in the crank case run it for a few miles.. change the oil.. drain and flush the coolent and then refill it....sounds like your fine but why chance it.. it wont hurt!
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If the engine has been run, the oil needs to be changed after a length of time, even if it hasn't had enough miles put on it to trigger an oil change.

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not a stupid question if you didnt know. could have been screwed if you filled it with oil without asking!
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