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Old 10-27-2008, 07:15 AM   #1
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Winterize Readiness

Winterize Readiness:

Keeping my bike outside for winter.
What is the proper way to prepare it?
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:15 AM   #2
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I ride year-round. However, if you aren't planning on riding during the "cold" months (does Houston really have COLD?) then I would say add a stabilizer to the fuel and at LEAST start it and run it once a week to keep the battery charged. It would also be a good idea to get the tires off the ground if it's going to sit for months. I have seen bikes develop flat spots from sitting in one place for months at a time. If you wear the right gear, cold weather is not bad to ride in at all. The best thing about winter riding is that the bike usually runs better than during hot weather. Of course I ride an older carb'd bike, but it LOVES cold weather!
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Fuel Stabilizer, Stands, Bike Cover, if you have access to a power outlet Battery Tender might not be a bad idea.
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lend it to me and I'll run her during the cold months
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lend it to me and I'll run her during the cold months
hahaha. where can i get a stabilizer? and cost?
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but why on earth would you park your bike during "our" winters?
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To prepare for Houston winters I turn off the ac and open some windows.
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but why on earth would you park your bike during "our" winters?
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ride it. or put in my garage and I will.
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hey maybe he has a winter home in spain or some chit. help the poor rider out

Everything what they said above, like ryan said trickle charger/battery tender is a must. All my bikes up north, we had to put on top of wood or bricks or something to keep water from freezing on the tires, cause the garages would get some water. But I doubt you have to do that.


I'd suggest looking into a storage place if you dont plan on riding it at all, or maybe a friends garage
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