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Post by maestro319 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:23 pm

Well, I took my bike to the shop today for winter storage. A sad day indeed!! And,...I feel a severe case of PMS coming on!! (parked motorcycle syndrome!! ;) )

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Post by Sidcar » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:36 pm

One of the reasons I bought my Wing was to use it in the Winter. Nice big fairing for weather protection, good electrics to run heated handle bar grips and a sidecar to stop the thing falling over on those frosty mornings . :lol:


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Post by WVJefo » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:25 pm

You took your bike to the shop for storage?????? You are going to get your cord yanked.

That means one of three things
1 you don't have a garage and you are forgiven
2 Your garage is full of your wife's stuff and you are whipped
3 You have no tools.

Of course, there is a slim chance you actually own the shop.

HAHAHA I got a garage. I can go & sit on my bike all winter & do vroom vroom noises


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Post by maestro319 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:40 pm

I DO have a garage, BUT it IS full, of my "stuff", my wife's "stuff" and my wife's aunts "stuff". (she's in a nursing home, double amputee)
And, I DO have tools, BUT I'm not much of bike wrencher. (I wish I was!!!)

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Post by Bamaeagle » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:34 pm

Man you could have brought to down here to me. I would have "stored it for you". It would have a few extra miles on it when you came to pick it up though....LOL.

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Post by maestro319 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:36 am

Ha Ha. Thanks for the offer Bama. I'll keep that in mind for next year.

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Post by WA9FWT » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:15 pm

Maestro,I see a year ago you bought tools for $25.00, now is the time to put them to practice. But I can see where you need more room for your trike then any two wheeler. Getting the bike ready for storage is so easy,why pay some one else to do it ?
Just today in our local paper our H/D dealer stores a bike for $299.00.......Thats from now to April 1st 2013
It did say to bring your own cover,and it was heated storage. As if thats any help ? I would rather have it one temp for the duration of the whole storage, until next ridding season. I am about 125 miles north of you Maestro.

And yes, there are precautions in storing any cycle and done properly.But it is not that hard !
I bet you will be spending more time now on the computer, like all of us when our babies go into hibernation .


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Post by bjatwood » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:22 pm

1st winter with my Goldwing. I'm gonna tear it apart and replace all the things that need replacing that I personally haven't done. Air filter, crusise filter, sub filter, fuel filter, 6-plugs, progressive springs in the front, and use the DIY timing belt replacement article, and replace all rear light bulbs into LED's all around. And after all that I'll try and figure out how to get all the darn tupperware back on it. With this forum's help of course. :D

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Post by themainviking » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:00 pm

I DID NOT take my motorcycle to storage today - instead I rode it a couple hundred miles in beautiful weather on a beautiful October day. It warmed up quite nicely about half way through the ride. Till they put lots of salt on the roads and we do not get enough rain following it to wash it away, I will continue to keep the girl available. Actually, even when she is put away, I can change my mind and haul her to warmer climes.

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Post by bustedwing » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:50 am

I am ashamed to say I did the same, winterised the trike. Mainly because I have to get the alternator offfor rebuilding before it blows up on me while on the road.The bearings have been making noises and it is getting bad. Maybe a good time to clean up the starter contacts and a few other things.
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Post by RhinoWing » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:15 am

Hey All, sorry to hear about you all having to store your rides for winter. Here in South Africa the summer months are getting nearer and nearer. Fotunately our winters are not taht cold that we have to put our bikes in storage. have not experienced anything less than 8 degrees Celsius. don't think i could bear being away from my baby that long.

Strength and happy hibernation to you lot.


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Post by glassbebo » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:38 am

Just now getting to the the riding season the wife and I like, cooler temps being the best part. In central Texas it is almost too hot to ride in the summer. The fall and winter is when we like to ride not much ice or snow some rain but not much. we just gear up and go, it's about the only time we get to really talk with out being distracted( tv phone etc..)

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Post by hockeystuff54 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:28 pm

my wife has that and doesnt even own a bike ,strange

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