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Winterizing.

Hey guys,

Wondering if there is anything special I should do to winterize my bike, now that i'm using it for track riding.

Cooling System
I'm going to drain the Water+Water Wetter that I have in there now.
--Do I need to fill the bike with coolant, or can I just let it sit empty?

Battery
Taking the battery out and putting it on a tender.

Tires
I've got BT-003RS's on there with one track day on them. I plan to put the bike up on front/rear stands and leave it that way all winter.
--Any specific pressures I should have in the tires?

Fuel
Tank is full of 91 and Stabil. Ran the bike for about 10 minutes to get the stabil in the entire fuel system.


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Re: Winterizing.

There was a thread posted like 4 days ago about this. in that thread you will find a link to a search showing other threads


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Re: Winterizing.

Right, but my question was more specific in a few areas. Namely tire pressure and running straight water.


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Re: Winterizing.

If your storage area will never get below freezing for extended periods of time, their should be no need to drain the water+water wetter. However, for insurance, you may want to drain and refill it with the standard 50/50 antifreeze mixture. This just makes more work in the spring because I would drain/refill with distilled water a couple of times just to flush as much antifreeze out as possible.


I would just inflate the tires as you do normally and even add a psi or two and not worry about it.


My winter maintenance has varied for all of the different motorcycles that I have owned, and I have never had a failure due to something specific that I did or did not do.

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