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Wednesday, 02 November 2016 22:51

Winterizing Your Ride

amss logo By Liane of the AMSS. It is hard to think that the time has come to winterize your motorcycle, if you haven't already. Not all of us are lucky enough to take off for months during the winter to warmer climates and ride all year round! For those of us stuck in the cold, proper maintenance of your motorcycle will help safety come spring.

There will never be one absolute way to winterize your ride, everyone does something a little different. For me, I top up my tank, put in a fuel stabilizer (making sure it has a chance to run through the lines), take the battery out of one bike, put the other on a batter tender and both come off the ground. Some people might think the stabilizer is unnecessary but I won't take the chance with my slow bike given it has carbs and in the fast bike, despite being EFI, it gets that little love too. Why only take the battery out of one? Quick answer is I need a second batter tender which is what will happen this year. Others will say having your tires off concrete is an old wives tale. I prefer to protect my tires as much as I can including moisture and potential flat spots. They aren't cheap so why take chances!

winter prep list

Now a heated garage you can probably get away without doing as much as my needs but it's best to consult people who might know how you negotiate your winterization. After all, my annual winterizing fun may not be what you think is right, but it is what I was taught and has not failed me yet.

If you are new to riding and wondering what to do, we found a great blog that could point you in the right direction. Click here to read more.

By Liane of the AMSS

 

Last modified on Friday, 04 November 2016 22:52

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