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was just hoping to get some feedback from you guys about tips/techniques for putting the bike to sleep for the winter. I know alot of you dont have to worry about this....fuggers....but for those that do this is the first bike where i actually care about doin it right so i figured this would be my best bet....

this is what i know of so far
1 looking into gettin front and rear stands
2 changing the oil
3 putting the battery on a tender

not sure about these issues
1 what about fuel?? should the tank be run out?? stabilizer??
2 should anything be lubricated/coated??
3 other fluids??

any help would be greatly appreciated!!

andrew
 

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Good list. I do all of the above plus put stabilizer in the fuel, oil the chain real good, clean the bike very well, put it on stands and wait.......Then when winter is over change the oil again and check over the bike and there yah go.
 

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your list is pretty complete. just add some stabil to the tank and run it around the blaock for a few. that way the stabil is everywhere it needs to be.


you are good to go if you follow your list.

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Sounds good...I'm doing the same in a couple weeks..

Clean oil & filter for the winter
Fuel stabilizer and fill to the brim
clean the chain, then re-lube heavily
Heavy duty cleaning/waxing/sealing, etc
Put battery on the bench and charge monthly or so
Wait til spring
 

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can i keep the battery in the bike and just run the trickle charger on it? is this not safe?
 

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ok, i just think that its a pain in the ass to take that battery out if i dont have too.
 

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winterizing tip

MOVE SOUTH!!

:welcome: :crackup: ...I crack me up.....
 

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I didn't do anything to my bike last winter and it fired up and rode without a hiccup.
 

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dry or not dry for indoor storage?

OK I have another Question on winterizing the bike.


I store my bike in doors (the in laws basement) and I need to remove all the fuel. the problem is I have heard that keeping the tank dry like that can be damaging to the fuel pump. is this true or not?
Kyle
 

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Could dry out seals and also allow rust to form on the inside of the tank.
 

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full tank of fresh fuel + stabil fuel = happy metal tank with no rust and working fuel pump next season
 
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