Originally Posted by Motorfiets
Don't get me wrong I do it every time...... just never bothered with coating it in new oil.... working at a dealership I've had days where I'll do a dozen oil changes in one day and the process involves draining the oil. new filter and then grab the jug of new oil before filling the bike. So old oil is just fine to coat the new filter ring
Yeah, I'm sure its fine. Whichever is easier to reach. Actually, I think I use new oil because old habits die hard from working on cars. But I once lost a quart of new oil cause I opened it to coat the o ring, set the quart down without putting the lid back on, put the filter back on the engine and promptly knocked over the quart of new oil. Wouldn't have happened if I had used old oil on the filter and opened up the new quart when I was putting it in the engine. That or put the lid back on.
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2011 F800GS Alpine White, 1998 KDX 200, 2000 KL250G Super Sherpa