Iíve often felt that the real reason many motorcyclists donít winterize their motorcycles is that they keep holding off in hopes to squeeze in one more ride. Although the MO Towers are located in Southern California, many of us ventured from colder climes to the Great American West in an effort to enjoy year-Ďround riding. The journalism gig is just something we managed to weasel our way into as a means of supporting our habit.
In an effort to help dedicated riders in places that have real winter, the following list contains sure-fire signals that it is time to winterize your motorcycle rather than continue riding it or letting it sit unprepared developing the mechanical manifestations of Parked Motorcycle Syndrome.
Perfect showing a tour bike in crapo weather. If it's colder than 50f, rainy, snowy, icy on an part of a loop, don't ride. Tour guys and Harley guys and Wing guys and whatever wants to fit into that genre of what I guess is the zen of a breeze in your face can do whatever they want as no one cares what they do or what they like and neither do they as far as I can see and I see some occasionally.