My statement of storage procedure is in fact correct for storage of a couple months or more.
What you and most people don't understand is that the oil loses TBN just by sitting and collects moisture.
Your opinion......... based on what you have been told......which is not necessarily "right" no matter how much "experience" you have.
Oil does not "collect" moisture and does not "lose" anything any quicker just sitting there than it does when actually in use.
If you do not STORE the machine, regardless of what it IS, beyond the recommended "time" change interval......which, incidentally is 12 months except for "severe" service in many cases.......changing out perfectly good oil IS UNNECESSARY AND WASTEFUL (stupid).
Any moisture that condensed inside the enclosed crankcase would be minimal and would be boiled off at the first use. If the machine is stored inside a relatively well sealed building, as most bikes are, the amount of moisture that condenses would be hard to detect.
As for not running the engine, that is short sighted too. Would you rather leave that worn out, acid laden old oil sitting in the bearings and races by itself for the whole storage period......or would you think it better to run the fresh oil through there and flush most of the old stuff into the sump??? I think most 5th graders could figure that one out.
Much of what you are saying is left over from storing your grandads Model T in the barn for the winter and really doesn't apply anymore.
This is not my first trip to the rodeo and I am not an "internet expert". My first engine rebuild was 45 years ago when I helped my Dad do his 2-bucket John Deere.
If you are going to claim to be a "qualified expert" you should update your information once in a while.......or take the word of those just trying to sell more oil with a little more skepticism.
How many bikes in the US would you guess......a couple of million ??
If everybody took this advice, based on 2 milliion bikes being stored for the winter, it would result in the SALE of roughly SIX MILLION additonal quarts of oil a year. But that certainly wouldn't be an incentive for oil sellers to be providing questionable information........would it ???