Sidestand smoke disappeared?
I just realized that my engine no longer smokes on cold startup when parked on the sidestand. It used to smoke pretty bad about 10% of the time and somebody figured out it probably had to do with the position of the cylinders when parked overnight. This seemed to be common to most LT's.
The 10% figure seemed to be about right for me and had happened when I had used BMW petroleum oil, BMW synthetic oil, Rotella semisynthetic, Mobil 1 motorcycle oil, and AMSOIL AMV motorcycle oil. At 126,600 miles I switched to AMSOIL MCV and now at 129,000 miles have realized I haven't seen any smoking probably since the oil change.
Looking at the typical properties for the old and new formulation AMSOIL, the new AMSOIL has a little higher viscosity at 40C and 100C. And the new formulation is supposed to be more shear resistant and retain its viscosity. So maybe less oil is slipping past the rings while on its sidestand now. I was concerned that the higher viscosity might lower my gas mileage, but it hasn't.
Anybody else notice this??? Or maybe my engine is finally broken in!