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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Winterizing my bike?

Hey guys I was wondering if anyone could help me and tell me what to do to winterize my bike. It's my first winter owning it so any advice would help! Thanks!
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Re: Winterizing my bike?

Don't say the W word.

I put it on stands, add stabilizer to a full tank and let it run for a bit and put the battery on the battery. You can also remove the battery and store it in the house and it's supposed to stay charged that way too.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Yep it was like 35 degrees on my ride home..Iowa blows
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 08:42 AM
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Re: Winterizing my bike?

winter ! say it aint so yet. fall aint until sept 23 rd. but as others have said stands, stabil, trickle charger, cover and sock in tail pipe too keep out the vermin. wash, wax, polish, clean and lube chain. thats what i do anyway.
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i do nothing i have heated garage.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-14-2011, 02:50 PM
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i usually just add some stabilizer and make sure and start the bike and run it like every other week.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-17-2011, 02:56 PM
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Man...that sucks. Our temps just getting right...58 in the morning, and 80's in the evening. Almost needed a liner this morning, but I knew I'd regret it on the way home.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 08:05 PM
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It would be nice if we could have a "Winterization" sticky... if someone wanted to write one.
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