Winter maint question. . . .


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Winter maint question. . . .

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:34 am



Having never had a 'Wing before, I am not 100% sure of their winter maintenance needs, so what do I need to add to my list. This is the stuff that WILL get done, even if over kill, every year on my bike.

Here is my current list :

1) Spark plugs
2) Air Filter
3) Oil change
4) Clean switches
5) Tires
6) REPLACE brake and clutch fluid

This is on a bike that will see 25,000 to as much as 50,000 miles a year. Just FYI, I have put 8.5k in the last 2.5 months.

What have I missed ?


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Re: Winter maint question. . . .

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:46 am

You might want to read through: Winter Storage Guide

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Re: Winter maint question. . . .

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:06 pm

Thats a great write up, thanks for the link. I am lucky, my WINTER here in Oklahoma still allows me to ride, so my bike is not "down" for more than a week or two at a time. In my case, I am just looking at maint that will be done every year, no matter what, to keep her running good.

I do like the cleaning of the crank case with SEAFOAM once a year, will add that to the list, as well as a fuel system cleamer and fresh fuel filter before and after doing the fuel system cleaner, to keep the chance of gung reaching the carbs.
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Re: Winter maint question. . . .

Postby tandem54 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:06 pm

I used to use the winter downtime for all my maintenance when I lived in Wisconsin, but here in Arizona I ride all year.
I have a record of everything I do to my Bike and Car so I can keep track of mileage etc.
I change oil, brake fluid etc. on mileage alone now not Time. :D


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