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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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how long, and what kind of gas sit in the gas tank? ethanol gas leads to many problems. did the battery sit for a year without a charge cycle or so? if you lost a lot of fogging oil, you could still start the engine. i doubt it would be good the run it, very long. the oil, can seep past the rings. depends!! if it got the the oil, i wouldnt run it long. its your Grizz, how safe do you want to be?, is the question..
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