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winter storage

Postby inkman » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:05 pm



do you need to put anything in the gas tank for winter storage. if so what is the best thing to use.



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Re: winter storage

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:17 pm

It's always a good idea to have the tank full, and use a fuel stabilizer, among other things. Have a look at the Winter Storage Guide for more details.

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Re: winter storage

Postby inkman » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:54 pm

thanks for the information, this group has a lot of good people in it , glad i joined.

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Re: winter storage

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:15 am

Depending on the storage place(subject to freezing temps or "varments").
1. Best to pour a fuel stabilizer into an almost empty tank. Fill the tank, run the bike at least 10minutes to get the mix completely trough the system.
2. Hook up a battery tender type device(not a charger)
If in an area subject to freezing, I would remove and place a battery in a warmer place, then hook up the tender. Do not place the battery on a concrete floor.
3. If where mice, etc. can be present, place a small open container w/moth balls in it under the bike. Stuff shop rags in the air filter intakes in the fairing.
Some, I don't, change oil, not sure why.
One thing for sure, do not start the bike and let it idle. That is definately a no-no and can cause the dreaded condensation to form in the motor!

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Re: winter storage

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:54 am

It's very important to change your oil before you put the bike away for the winter. Dirty oil holds acidic byproducts in suspension, and the last thing you want to leave sitting in your engine all winter is an acidic oil solution - it will eat away and corrode internal surfaces of your engine. Changing your oil before putting it away is a must!

Excellent advice about not periodically starting the bike during the winter. Not only will it form condensation in the engine, it will also form condensation inside the exhaust - and rot it out from the inside. Priced a new set of exhaust pipes for an old Goldwing lately? :o




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