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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Skinner, Sep 28, 2008.
So, it's gonna get cold soon. What should I do to winterize my bike?
Heated grips. Fleece. Good gloves. Change the gas often.
What kinda bike you got? Air cooled or water cooled?
I put it on a charger a couple of times in January, because it was unusually cold and icy. Otherwise, I've been able to ride it often enough it would have been pointless to do anything to winterize it.
Fill the tank I usually use a higher octane and add stabil. Run some oil product through the engine (keeps the pipes from rusting) drain the carbs pull the battery. Keep the battery from freezing and keep a decent charge in it. Works here in the frozen North.
I take the batteries out in the real cold stuff, keep the tank filled, but try to go out and start the bikes and run them a bit every week or so. Never needed to winterize, and any day above 20 with dry roads I'm riding....even if its just to keep 'em running & lubed.
Heated garage, kegerator chilling in the 'fridge, frosted glasses in the freezer, and a bunch of new parts usually works for me
New set of Trelleborgs or move to Texas for the winter.
Ordered my heated grips today! Can't wait to try them out!!!
Other bikes I've had I never winterized them. Just start them up every 2 weeks or so and let them run long enough to get them nice and warm and recharge the battery.
I just wanted to be the first to post a winterizing my bike thread. Here is my bike all winterized.
It must have been winter when you bought your KTM? Otherwise it would be at the dealer getting rebuilt every winter wouldn't it?
I don't winterize mine at all
Yeah - like you'd put your bike up for the winter.
I was waiting for the punch line.
when temps drop below freezing
unplug beer fridge
move beer close to an inside wall
Ride all winter, wear warm clothes and keep the chain lubed...
That's what I do.... The KLR loves it.
Oh yea, put on the mittens...
Jay - How are you doing? Up and around?
Skinner - Didn't you start this same thread last year?