Winter Riding and/or storage - Which Air?


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Winter Riding and/or storage - Which Air?

Post by Wingsconsin » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:52 pm



My bike sis till on the road here in Wisconsin as this has been an unusually warm winter thus far...
Last year I had it in storage in early November so this is all bonus riding :)
But I know sooner or later I will have to put her away until spring comes back.
So far I am still running Summer air in my tires ; and haven't noticed any negative affect, but I wonder if my gas mileage would improve if I changed to Winter air ?
And if I stay on the Summer air - should I change it for storage season ?

Just wondering what you fellas do ? :mrgreen:



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Re: Winter Riding and/or storage - Which Air?

Post by aj1500 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:57 pm

I found it better to just wait until I needed to replace the blinker fluid to change the air from summer to winter
besides the winter air makes it ride rougher ;)

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Re: Winter Riding and/or storage - Which Air?

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:09 pm

I'm smarter than that - while in Southern California, I filled up a tank of compressed air and brought it home with me to use in my tires. They don't have seasons there, so the air works all year long.

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Post by tfdeputydawg » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:47 pm

I use all season air. Haven't change it in years. Still checks good!

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Re: Winter Riding and/or storage - Which Air?

Post by golden highway » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:33 pm

Seasonal air, blinker fluid :shock: what other maintenance items have I missed? I did notice my left blinker seems to take longer to turn off then the right so it must be the old blinker causing the delay ....or is it that right blinker turns off too quick.

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Re: Winter Riding and/or storage - Which Air?

Post by ankgrays » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:55 pm

Yup...it's getting to be winter maintenance time here in Iowa too.

A couple of things that most people neglect are their headlights.

It's a good time to check the halogen level and top it off if needed. Use a name brand. Cheap, inexpensive, generic to save a few bucks is a bad idea.

Also, a new idea floating around different forums on the Internet (remember, everything on the Internet is true. They couldn't put it on the Internet if it wasn't true!) is putting helium in your tires. It supposedly makes your bike lighter and easier to handle. ...and everyone knows how heavy the Wings are. :D
I don't tolerate voluntary stupidity very well, and it seems to be rampant now-a-days.

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Re: Winter Riding and/or storage - Which Air?

Post by golden highway » Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:38 pm

Is helium seasonal like air is?

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:10 pm

well, there ya go :o , i had it all wrong, i was using propane in my tires. no wonder i was getting such bad fuel mileage :x .

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Re: Winter Riding and/or storage - Which Air?

Post by bntyhntr6975 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:42 pm

The real secret to the helium is that you MUST be using the high purity (medical grade), not the run of the mill helium for balloons, to get the full benefit. And at $400 a cylinder (300cubic ft), you dont want to waste any if you can help it. But luckily, that cylinder will last a normal person several years.

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Post by ankgrays » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:28 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:well, there ya go :o , i had it all wrong, i was using propane in my tires. no wonder i was getting such bad fuel mileage :x .

stuart.

PROPANE??!!...Bet you could get some cool pics at the drag strip of a burnout!! 8-)
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Re: Winter Riding and/or storage - Which Air?

Post by roadwanderer2 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:37 am

lol, yeah, but i wouldn't wanna be sitting on or standing behind it. would give a new meaning to the phrase "flame on" lol.

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