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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Winter Time..

During winter when you cant ride how often should you start your bike to keep the charge and everything up on the battery and make sure nothing dries out?? A random question but something i dont know so i asked
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but what is this winter/winterzing the bike thing y'all talk about?
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In Nov-Dec. (whenever that b*tch Mother Nature says I can't ride anymore) I fill the tank, run some stabil into the system, pull the battery, put it up on stands front and rear, cover it, and leave it till i'm given permission to ride again.


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but what is this winter/winterzing the bike thing y'all talk about?
You suck

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do not start the bike during winter for this reason...
Don't do that unless you are going to be able to ride it long enough to get up to full operating temperature. By just starting it and letting it run for a few minutes, you get condensation and other contaminants in the oil. The bike needs to be ridden so it is good and hot to burn these off.

It really is better to put it away properly and leave it until you are ready to ride again.


gasman's recommended winterization checklist...

Here's what I, myself, do to my bikes before I put them away.

Add stabalizer to gas... ride 10 miles... then home
change oil and filter.
bring motor up to temp
turn off.

wash n wax bike throughly

clean/lube chain

top off gasoline to brim and if it has a petcock turn it to off
check/adjust air pressure in tires
Put in corner on stands. Any tire still touching ground should be on wood.
Cover bike

Pull battery and put on battery tender.


In the spring...

put battery back in bike
get out of corner and uncovered and off stands.
start bike and bring to temp
check for any leaks oil or water
turn off bike
check air pressure in tires

ride bike thru 2 tanks of gas.

change oil and filter again.
replace spark plugs!

Ride it like you stole it!
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do not start the bike during winter for this reason...
Don't do that unless you are going to be able to ride it long enough to get up to full operating temperature. By just starting it and letting it run for a few minutes, you get condensation and other contaminants in the oil. The bike needs to be ridden so it is good and hot to burn these off.

It really is better to put it away properly and leave it until you are ready to ride again.


gasman's recommended winterization checklist...

Here's what I, myself, do to my bikes before I put them away.

Add stabalizer to gas... ride 10 miles... then home
change oil and filter.
bring motor up to temp
turn off.

wash n wax bike throughly

clean/lube chain

top off gasoline to brim and if it has a petcock turn it to off
check/adjust air pressure in tires
Put in corner on stands. Any tire still touching ground should be on wood.
Cover bike

Pull battery and put on battery tender.


In the spring...

put battery back in bike
get out of corner and uncovered and off stands.
start bike and bring to temp
check for any leaks oil or water
turn off bike
check air pressure in tires

ride bike thru 2 tanks of gas.

change oil and filter again.
replace spark plugs!

Ride it like you stole it!

Yep. There it is.



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Yeah what Itgirl said that I said!!

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wait, what?? you mean you quit riding in the winter??

j/k all good info here!
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wait, what?? you mean you quit riding in the winter??

j/k all good info here!
cant wait for all that bull**** to start again...
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cant wait for all that bull**** to start again...
I think I might start banning peeps... starting with Rae!


J/K Rae... you too sexy to ban!

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wait, what?? you mean you quit riding in the winter??

j/k all good info here!
You suck too...




but you're hot, so it's ok

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ah the joys of living in Florida
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but you're hot, so it's ok
yes, very hot , butt thats only for about 3-4 months, after that your bike will be in the garage and we'll be out riding in nice cool weather for the next couple months.

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yes, very hot , butt thats only for about 3-4 months, after that your bike will be in the garage and we'll be out riding in nice cool weather for the next couple months.


I meant Rae was hot

last winter there was never a month that I was didn't get at least 1 mile in.
Dec - Feb were the only months I wasn't riding consistantly.

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Pussies, just put on under armour cold gear and ride.
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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 01:44 PM
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Thanks guys!!

I ride regardless of temps, beleive it or not it does get chilly here...i rode this winter in about 30 degree minus windchill, thought I was gonna die...
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I ride almost year around, exept for 1 maybe 2 months then for short trips to make surebike doesnt sit to long.
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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for all the good info... and i agree Rae is a pretty HOT
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But she can be a REAL ............Just JOKING. don't kill me next time i'm out LOL
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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I miss winter time. I would be nice to have a change in seasons.
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