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Starting the engine first time in a year

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'11 Grizz 700 here.  Since I've got some warm weather these next couple days I've decided to start the bike after about a year of just sitting.  Took out the plug and sprayed a good amount of fogging oil on top of the piston to help lubricate things.  After about a minute of letting it soak I stuck my air line tubing in to suck out the excess, but it seems like I didn't get nearly as much in return.  Repositioned the tube enough so that everything that was gonna come out pretty much did.  I'll probably shoot some compressed air down the plug hole before doing the start just to make sure it's all out, as well as cranking it for a second before putting the plug back in.
 
How long would it take for a bit of standing fogging oil to seep past the piston rings, and where would it go?  I guess into the engine oil?  The oil was fairly new the last time it was started but I'm sure it could stand to be changed after sitting for so long.  If much of this fogging oil got into the engine oil should I do the change before the startup?

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I would leave the plug out and move the spark plug wire off to the side in a safe spot and crank the engine a few times. Everything that’s in the head should blow out of the plug hole or onto the exhaust which will eventually come out of the exhaust or burn off after start up.  Cranking the engine will also allow the oil to pump through the engine and lube everything up as well.

Was the carburetor ran dry before you sat the bike ? If not then the carburetor will need to be cleaned. And I would put a new spark plug in as well.  

After you get it running and a warmed up then you can change the oil once safely cooled off enough to touch.   

 

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