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Old 11-16-2012, 11:42 AM   #21
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

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+1.
Except, it's up on stands.
My bad. I clean it, put it up on stands, and cover it as well.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:38 PM   #22
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

how significant is changing the oil for winterization? Would I be able to get away with just changing it come first ride in spring?
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #23
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how significant is changing the oil for winterization? Would I be able to get away with just changing it come first ride in spring?
both of my bikes have the same oil as they had on my last ride. it will be changed when i de-winterize. fwiw, my winter storage goes october to april.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:33 PM   #24
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both of my bikes have the same oil as they had on my last ride. it will be changed when i de-winterize. fwiw, my winter storage goes october to april.
ok, cool. my time frame is about the same, actually less. i have just read about acids eating engine components, blah, blah. Figured since the storage is only for a few months all I need to do is pull the battery, top off the oil, top off coolant, put on stands, grease chain and good to go. de-winterizing will be the fun part!
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #25
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ok, cool. my time frame is about the same, actually less. i have just read about acids eating engine components, blah, blah. Figured since the storage is only for a few months all I need to do is pull the battery, top off the oil, top off coolant, put on stands, grease chain and good to go. de-winterizing will be the fun part!
considering the fact that your oil stays in the machine after every ride and you still have cases by the end of the season...
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:42 AM   #26
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considering the fact that your oil stays in the machine after every ride and you still have cases by the end of the season...
LOL, right! Was prob some overly anal guy that starts dozens of threads regarding what oil is best. Im not anal and even I was going to go overboard with the winterization process until yall set me straight. I went from a 14 point list to about 4 AND simplified those 4 greatly. O, well.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:40 PM   #27
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For those who change oil for winter storage, do you drain and save the excess oil since its not really been used?

I just pored 2 gallon of rotella and still not up to fill hole ... that's 2 oil change worth of oil ....

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Old 12-08-2012, 12:14 AM   #28
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If we were riding Ferrari's, I say do it.

Our winters are pretty harsh here.

If all that prolongs my bike for an additional year, of the fifteen years I "might" own it, it still wouldn't be worth it.


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Old 12-08-2012, 12:16 AM   #29
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Everyone gets so concerned about storage. Think about the bike that hasn't sold on the showroom for three years. Somehow those bikes survive and start.


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Old 12-08-2012, 01:18 AM   #30
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

FWIW - I bookmarked the following "winterization" guide from the 'net (can't remember how I came across it, but some of it is helpful):

http://www.clarity.net/~adam/winter-storage.html
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #31
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Pull in garage, shut off, close garage. Winterized.
Wear more clothes and ride it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:28 PM   #32
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Wear more clothes and ride it.
Salt is a huge pet peeve. I ride in the winter otherwise as long as ice/water is not an issue.


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Old 12-08-2012, 12:32 PM   #33
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

I add fuel stabilizer, top up the fuel, unhook the battery and put the bike up on stands. Done.

I would only pour oil in the cylinders if I was storing a bike for long term, like 10+ years. Absolutely no need for that if storing for a few months.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:24 PM   #34
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Salt is a huge pet peeve. I ride in the winter otherwise as long as ice/water is not an issue.


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Yeah I hear ya.. They use some form of liquid salt here, not only does it mess up your bike but it is way slippery!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:12 PM   #35
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FWIW - I bookmarked the following "winterization" guide from the 'net (can't remember how I came across it, but some of it is helpful):

http://www.clarity.net/~adam/winter-storage.html

No pictures? Didn't read.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #36
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

thats what i would do but the only thing is that step#7 #8 are more for long term storage
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:47 AM   #37
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

After reading this thread I'm glad I live in SoCal where winterizing is unheard of!. Anyone want to hit front side Palomar tomorrow or in Jan, Feb, Mar??
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #38
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

Ive Done my part. 1 change oil,2 fill tank with race gas added fuel stabilizer. plastic bag/tapped off my exhaust. 3 lay boards down and parked on them. I can move bike back and forth every other week.4 removed battery. 5 Check and filled all fluids. 6 covered the bike. Now here is my question for u guys i dont have a heated garage and yesterday went out anf d moved my bike and found my brother out in the garage. he was working on his quad.Had a torpedo going and i walked over to my bike. it was sweating up a Storm motor/frame tank. Should i move my bike to the other garage Where rodents can get to it or store outside with it just coverd and on boards. It snows here and is currently 4 inch of snow on the ground what do yall think i need to do?
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:56 PM   #39
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

Keep it where it is but get the plastic off your pipe. Use a breathable motorcycle cover or even a bed sheet.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #40
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ok will do. Was told to do the plastic bag as to keep it from getting any kind of dampness inside.
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