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    Quote Originally Posted by Railing View Post
    Step 1, winterize the mower, weed eater, and other yard tools.

    Step 2, man up and ride the motorcycles all winter, problem solved.
    This is more like it! Don't be a puss!

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    Haha!

    Thanks for all replies. I will leave tanks full where possible (I have one 'vehicle' with a 185gal tank, no way I am filling that) and ride the ones I can ride. The rest (yard equipment) will have dry carbs, full tank for metal and dry tank for plastic.
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    Thoroughly wash and dry bike.
    Place on service stands. (tires off the ground)
    Add fuel stabilizer and fill tank. Run engine for a couple minutes to ensure stabilized fuel is throughout fuel system.
    Change oil and filter.
    Connect battery to tender.
    Do not start bike again until first ride in the spring.





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    Something else I would do, especially if you have varmints around, is put rags in the end of your exhaust can. I've seen many a rodent use them as a winter home.
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    FookinBoobs. How'd you do that tank?
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    Im usually taking the occasional ride into November. My bike will only sit for three months max, March comes early. So I do nothing. Once or twice a month, regardless of temp, if the roads are dry I'll do a couple laps around the block to cycle fluids and charge the electrics. A microfiber towel and cleaner for any salt/sand and its good for another couple weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowasockee View Post
    Something else I would do, especially if you have varmints around, is put rags in the end of your exhaust can. I've seen many a rodent use them as a winter home.
    This sounds like spring time fun to me.


    Like the proverbial "blowing the cobs out" only rat babies.
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    Unless there's ice on the road (which usually only happens once or twice a year) one has no reason to park the two wheeler (track bikes are an exception). Quit whining about how cold it is and just ride the things. I do. Have been for years. Get over it. Happy (cold) trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Railing View Post
    Step 1, winterize the mower, weed eater, and other yard tools.

    Step 2, man up and ride the motorcycles all winter, problem solved.
    what he said.
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    danhor... 3 part product called KREEM , acid, neutralizer, vinyl coating.

    32 degrees at 6:30 this morn and i was the only bike in the lot at work ...@ blackbird 66

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