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View Poll Results: Has your bike emerged from winter hibernation?
It never went INTO hibernation! 30 48.39%
No, but it's almost ready 17 27.42%
Yes, I'm already riding 15 24.19%
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post #2 of 108 (permalink) Old 03-05-2006, 01:18 PM
 
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What's winter?
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I never put my bike up for the winter. i keep it in a heated garage, And i start it every other day to keep the battery up. only thing i did was put stabilt in the gas to keep it from going bad. on nice days all i do is start it and go.. longest i went without riding this winter was 3 weeks!!!
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I read an article that starting your bike up and shutting it off for short periods of time may cause rust in your motor. Simple condensation in your exhaust can be brought right into your internals just from the warmth of your engine.Even the manufactures say not to start the bike up. I use Stabil and keep a automatic trickle charger on it through the winter to keep the battery up to par.
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My bikes only rest. They await their turn for a day out. The Monster had the honors today No more than 3 weeks for me too. I don't think I ever actually went that long this year.

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Unfortunately mine just went into hibernation for a couple weeks while I am in north alabama. I don't know how you can stand it down here Shan. I am in Decatur for the Brown's Ferry refuel. I do not like Bammers.

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post #7 of 108 (permalink) Old 03-05-2006, 08:28 PM
 
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I just picked up my bike which it was always in a heated shop. i got it all ready to ride.
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gixxer is right... the start it up every once and a while idea is actually really bad for the bike....

Um... where's "Mine is still being built" option?????????




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I read an article that starting your bike up and shutting it off for short periods of time may cause rust in your motor. Simple condensation in your exhaust can be brought right into your internals just from the warmth of your engine.Even the manufactures say not to start the bike up. I use Stabil and keep a automatic trickle charger on it through the winter to keep the battery up to par.

Didnt know that thanks for the heads up
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gixxer is right... the start it up every once and a while idea is actually really bad for the bike....

Um... where's "Mine is still being built" option?????????
you should be getting yours as soon as the weather warms up right?
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Well as soon as they get done!! Just waiting on my 2 week call...




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Well as soon as they get done!! Just waiting on my 2 week call...
you've been waiting on your two week call for the past 2 months!
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Well yeah... the 2 week call is sked sometime in mid March... getting the bike somewhere from mid march to end of march... so far everythings ok... I have been stopping in about every other week to see if the dealer has heard ANYTHING yet on it...




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Nope... the bikes ready, I'm ready, but Freak'n mother nature is F'n with me!... warming up till all the snow and ice are gone except for my neighborhood... then snowing 15" in a week... UGH
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Nope... the bikes ready, I'm ready, but Freak'n mother nature is F'n with me!... warming up till all the snow and ice are gone except for my neighborhood... then snowing 15" in a week... UGH
Should have told to send you south and I don't mean the sand box.

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Should have told to send you south and I don't mean the sand box.
yeah I know... I know... but damn it HE ASKED!
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Got my call from Big Dog... it will be in next week!!




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Got my call from Big Dog... it will be in next week!!

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Got my call from Big Dog... it will be in next week!!

About time..lol
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