Parking for winter


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Parking for winter

Postby Iaustin » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:15 am



Just parking bike for winter is it best to add fuel stabilizer or to fire it up and. Run it every once in awhile . It's in a heated shop what else should be done over the winter . I just bought it this summer it's a 86 1200 intestate has 99000



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Re: Parking for winter

Postby themainviking » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:46 am

Starting it periodically does not really get it warmed up enough to eliminate the moisture that accumulates in the engine from the start up, so it really is a better idea to just add fuel stabilizer to the fuel and run it once to get the stabilizer through the carbs. Then leave it alone aside from a battery tender, for the duration.
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Re: Parking for winter

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:05 am

Have a look at this post: Winter Storage Guide

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Re: Parking for winter

Postby dhg » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:00 pm

I'm thinking this weekend is the time for me to put my Wing away. It's getting cold enough to snow and if I wait (procrastinate) I'll be wishing I hadn't when it's below freezing and snow on the ground.

Your winter storage guide is very helpful.

This summer I changed the oil with synthetic, do I have to stay with it or can I change back to regular oil?

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Re: Parking for winter

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:39 pm

dhg wrote:I'm thinking this weekend is the time for me to put my Wing away. It's getting cold enough to snow and if I wait (procrastinate) I'll be wishing I hadn't when it's below freezing and snow on the ground.

Your winter storage guide is very helpful.

This summer I changed the oil with synthetic, do I have to stay with it or can I change back to regular oil?


You can switch back and forth between dino and synthetic oil as you please; they are 100% compatible with one another. You can even mix the two if you so desire.

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Re: Parking for winter

Postby Iaustin » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:06 am

Thanks for the info I think the winterizing sounds good not sure about the drive ,snow here , I'll just run it on centre stand and warm it up good then drain and fill




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