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Old 12-10-2012, 05:03 PM   #41
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

Use an oily rag, one of the plugs designed for that or nothing.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:23 AM   #42
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

if i disconnect my battery and bring it inside, obviously my power commander, ignition module and quick shifter will lose all power. Will this reset them to factory settings and lose my maps? The bike came without the custom maps so I cant just re-install them unfortunately.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:30 AM   #43
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if i disconnect my battery and bring it inside, obviously my power commander, ignition module and quick shifter will lose all power. Will this reset them to factory settings and lose my maps? The bike came without the custom maps so I cant just re-install them unfortunately.
No.

But it is a good idea to back up your maps.

All you need is dl the software and then hook up with a mini USB. It is pretty easy.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:37 AM   #44
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No.

But it is a good idea to back up your maps.

All you need is dl the software and then hook up with a mini USB. It is pretty easy.
ah good to know. ill be ordering a cable today. lol
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:42 AM   #45
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ah good to know. ill be ordering a cable today. lol
Just go to walmart/radio shack/ any store that sells electronics. It is just a standard mini USB.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:46 AM   #46
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Just go to walmart/radio shack/ any store that sells electronics. It is just a standard mini USB.
oh it doesnt have to be a PCIII specific mini USB cable? awesome.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:33 AM   #47
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

For me to do:
wash thoroughly
replace/fix bent bits
anti-freeze
fuel stabilizer
fill oil to cap
clean/lube chain
clean/recharge air filter
change spark plugs (maybe, not all that mechanically savvy)
rebuild calipers
bleed brakes
check lines for cracks
plug exhaust and ram air tubes
battery tender

For shop to do:
change spark plugs
check valve clearances
Fix quick shifter
Dyno bike and have custom maps

Yes/No?
Steering stems?
Wheel bearings?
What needs lubed?

Missing anything important to have the bike ready for 2014 race season?
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:43 PM   #48
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For me to do:
wash thoroughly
replace/fix bent bits
anti-freeze
fuel stabilizer
fill oil to cap
clean/lube chain
clean/recharge air filter
change spark plugs (maybe, not all that mechanically savvy)
rebuild calipers
bleed brakes
check lines for cracks
plug exhaust and ram air tubes
battery tender

For shop to do:
change spark plugs
check valve clearances
Fix quick shifter
Dyno bike and have custom maps

Yes/No?
Steering stems?
Wheel bearings?
What needs lubed?

Missing anything important to have the bike ready for 2014 race season?
none of that, except washing the bike, has anything to do with winterization. it is all dewinterization/ start season maintenance.


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Old 10-25-2013, 03:54 PM   #49
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none of that, except washing the bike, has anything to do with winterization. it is all dewinterization/ start season maintenance.


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fuck me

i think there's a few more, but I get your point. LOL
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:58 PM   #50
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

Well the fuel stabilizer, fill oil to cap, battery tender and plugging exhaust and ram tubes are winterizing things.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:45 PM   #51
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Well the fuel stabilizer, fill oil to cap, battery tender and plugging exhaust and ram tubes are winterizing things.
Why do you fill the oil up to the cap?

Never heard of doing this?

I like to start mine every 2-3 weeks over the winter.


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Old 10-25-2013, 04:55 PM   #52
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I like to start mine every 2-3 weeks over the winter.


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Don't do that! Winterize your bike and leave it be till it's time to ride.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:06 PM   #53
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Don't do that! Winterize your bike and leave it be till it's time to ride.
Why is that bad?


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Old 10-25-2013, 05:09 PM   #54
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

It leads to condensation/more condensation and discharges the battery.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #55
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It leads to condensation/more condensation and discharges the battery.
Got ya. So you'll you also suggest filling the oil up all the way too?

I'm asking cause I've honestly never heard of this. Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 10-25-2013, 05:18 PM   #56
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Got ya. So you'll you also suggest filling the oil up all the way too?

I'm asking cause I've honestly never heard of this. Any help would be appreciated.


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Yes, it keeps condensation out. And like sam mentioned, don't start it periodically like that. It only contributes to the condensation. What I do is drain the old oil and refill all the way up with cheap oil. I don't change the oil filter. Then in the spring, dump the oil, change the filter and you're good to go.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:22 PM   #57
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Yes, it keeps condensation out. And like sam mentioned, don't start it periodically like that. It only contributes to the condensation. What I do is drain the old oil and refill all the way up with cheap oil. I don't change the oil filter. Then in the spring, dump the oil, change the filter and you're good to go.
Thanks for the info guys. I'll have to do that.


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Old 10-25-2013, 05:24 PM   #58
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Re: Winterzing Your Bike

I've heard that filling the oil to the cap will keep the plates from sticking together...
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:52 PM   #59
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I've heard that filling the oil to the cap will keep the plates from sticking together...
I'm assuming that's a bad thing? I've never heard of it. Makes sense to keep out moisture though.


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Old 10-25-2013, 06:15 PM   #60
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according to the manual, putting oil to the filler cap is for extended periods of storage. a normal winter is not a prolonged storage. will it hurt? no. is it called for? no.
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