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Just can't bring myself to Winterize it

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    Just can't bring myself to Winterize it


    Sunday was the big day to Winterize my bike. However, it was such a nice day my warmup ride (to change oil) turned into a three-hour tour. Roads were surprisingly clean. Changed oil Sunday night, but went out again last night to mix it around a bit, which of course led to a two-hour tour. Now today looks pretty decent and I'll be going back out to pick up some more Sta-Bil since I've used up all I have. Precipitation coming tomorrow, do ya think I should give up after today's ride and put it away 'til Spring?

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    Just can't bring myself to Winterize it

    There is supposed to be a big ass noreaster coming tomorrow. If you don't put it up it'll be a while before it comes out again anyways.

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    Just can't bring myself to Winterize it

    why, roads should be plowed 'n clear by noon thursday

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    Just can't bring myself to Winterize it

    Originally posted by RandyO
    why, roads should be plowed 'n clear by noon thursday
    Ahhh...the voice of reason strikes again!

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    Just can't bring myself to Winterize it

    My Bike stays at condition 1, all winter regardless.
    There is always several days that turn out nice to take a blast!

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    Just can't bring myself to Winterize it

    this is the 1st winter I've ever winterized... but only because the shed I'm keeping 'er in for the winter has only a people-width door (had to remove a few items to get her in), and I've got some cleaning / maintenance / mods I wanna do this winter. usually, as mild as winters are around here, I've found enough days where I could hop on and ride every so often in Dec, Jan, and Feb.

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    Just can't bring myself to Winterize it

    I have never winterized any of the bikes I had. Like TLR man said, there is allways a few days you can get on her.

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    Just can't bring myself to Winterize it

    I DIDN'T winterize until I moved up here! When I lived in Manch., I lived less than two miles from work. If the temps were near 40 degrees and the roads were clear, I'd go home at lunch and get the bike. Now I just gotta take it and put 'er down for the nap. Living on a dirt road makes it too fargin' tough to get it out usually...

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    Just can't bring myself to Winterize it

    SVixxer and I won't winterize. We went for few short rides on Christmas eve.....what an adrenaline rush! And to think there is all that snow on the ground now...that's just

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    Just can't bring myself to Winterize it

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    Originally posted by RandyO
    why, roads should be plowed 'n clear by noon thursday

    Originally posted by Stoneman
    Ahhh...the voice of reason strikes again!

    What did I tell you guys & gals, it's a little after noon, I just got done diging out the 16 " of snow, shoveled a path to the SV, roads are clear, it's sunny, and I'm goin ridin

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    did it anyway

    I went out for a ride on Xmas eve too, nice night. Surprised some bud's at the party when I pulled up on the Duc. Got followed home by a cruiser, never showed his lights but was on my ass for a couple miles. He was probably wondering who the kook was on his bike this cold winters eve...

    When I got home I did winterize it, but all winterizing does is change oil if over a couple hundred miles, add Sta-bil to the fuel, fog the cylinder heads (real easy to do on mine, I've got a T plugged on one end and going to each throttle body on the others), spray metal components with WD-40, and remove battery to throw on charger each month. Just 5 minutes of work to make road ready (neglected the WD-40 part). No way I can go 3 months without sneaking a few rides in on nice days...

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