Change engine oil often in colder climates. If motorcycle is frequently ridden less than 24 km (15 mi), in ambient temperatures below 16 °C (60 °F), reduce oil change intervals to 2,400 km (1500 mi).
Lower ambient temperatures require more frequent oil changes.
Water vapor is a normal by-product of combustion . During cold-weather operation, some water vapor condenses to liquid form on the cool surfaces inside the engine. In freezing weather, this water becomes slush or ice. If the engine is not warmed to operating temperature, accumulated slush or ice blocks the oil lines and causes engine damage. Over time, water will accumulate, mix with the engine oil and form a sludge that is harmful to the engine.
If the engine is allowed to warm to normal operating temperature, most of the water evaporates and exits through the crankcase breather.