We rode into California yesterday on the Motorcycle Cannonball and the temps were colder than anyone expected.
The old Harley J series motorcycle holds only about 3 to 5 ounces of oil in the sump, and it has a non-recirculating system. So it is a good idea to drain the oil out and refresh it with new every 100 miles or so. This has become a standard practice for most riders every gas stop or two. Here is a photo of me doing it by Felicia Morgan yesterday. I cut down a soda cup to catch the old oil.
Only one and a half more days for us to get to San Francisco and the end of a 4,000 miles coast to coast ride.