Thanks and Yes, it was winterized with fresh oil and filter then i rode it and only amassed 400km.When you say winterized do you mean that's the oil and filter you stored it with, and now you've run it for the season? You should dump oil from storage and add fresh. I'd change the filter also.
Oil is supposed to be changed before and after long term storage. Now Vancouver being what it is you can run storage insurance for the cold months and grab some day permits for the sunny warm days that turn up.
Yes it does, and storing in a humid area makes it worse. I wouldn't call most of the GRVD a desert that's for sure.^ why? does your oil 'break down' over the winter months somehow with the bike parked?