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put away for winter

Post by fred1diver » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:11 pm



so I just put the wing away for winter, topped off the gas tank and added some seafoam, made sure all fluid levels were good and removed the battery, can't wait until spring to take her out again



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Re: put away for winter

Post by detdrbuzzard » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:53 pm

sorry to hear that your bike is in hibernation already. the weather guessers are saying 59ºf for sunday and low 50's tomorrow so i'm going riding
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Re: put away for winter

Post by redial » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:47 pm

it is a shame that your temperatures have gone low already. We are starting to enjoy the bounty of summer, and this week we had a 37c (about 98f). All you snow bunnies, romping around in your salt/grit laden roads, my heart goes out to you - but just a little bit. It is a shame that your riding season is at an end.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by tfdeputydawg » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:03 am

Any stabilizer should be added to an almost empty tank, Then fill the tank. Then ride the bike for about 10/15 minutes to ensure the mix gets to the injectors or carb, whichever you have.

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Re: put away for winter

Post by fred1diver » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:25 am

I added the stabiliser before filling up the tank then rode her 20-25 minutes to go to the storage spot

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Re: put away for winter

Post by Big Blue UK » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:16 pm

Will not be using mine now until the spring, just disconnected the batteries, and covered it, may roll it back and forth a foot or so occasionally.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by keithg64 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:39 pm

Put the bikes on the center stand and do an oil change before putting her away.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by Solina Dave » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:02 pm

redial wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:47 pm
it is a shame that your temperatures have gone low already. All you snow bunnies, romping around in your salt/grit laden roads, my heart goes out to you - but just a little bit. It is a shame that your riding season is at an end.
Gee!! Thanks for your heartfelt sympathy Len. :lol:..................Watch out for those kangaroos!


I too just put mine into hibernation for the winter. I only rode 8,118 kms. this season. I got a late start. But the riding I did have was excellent. The weather was great, and my bike ran very well.

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Re: put away for winter

Post by Big Blue UK » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:17 pm

keithg64 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:39 pm
Put the bikes on the center stand and do an oil change before putting her away.
I rather look forward to any servicing in the spring, when the weather is nice but the roads are still grey with salt residue. After more than 30 years on GoldWing solo's, my right hip and the GoldWing centre stand got a divorce.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by brettchallenger » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:08 am

We are starting to enjoy the bounty of summer, and this week we had a 37c
I actually enjoy riding at this time of year as opposed to much of summer. I don't think I could manage temps above 30 in my riding gear it is just too hot and uncomfortable for me. I don't mind rain, it is just ice and snow that stops me from riding. The two big downers are the salt the local authorities put down which has to be washed off the machine as soon as possible, and the very short days.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by minimac » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:09 am

It's way too soon. There's still plenty of good riding days left.Even if you're not a 'rounder(year round rider) like I am.

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Re: put away for winter

Post by Solina Dave » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:19 pm

minimac wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:09 am
It's way too soon. There's still plenty of good riding days left.Even if you're not a 'rounder(year round rider) like I am.
About it being, "way too soon", that's a matter of who you are, where you are, and what kind of riding you do. But I agree, it would appear like there's plenty of good riding days left.
I packed my bike away for the winter a few days ago, in a rental shed about 5 minutes north of where I live. Some of the pre-winter prep needed to be done outside the shed, and I didn't want to get caught doing it in the snow. Besides, I had to remove the battery, and take it inside. So it was a judgement call.
Today I was out for a drive in the country. It was sunny, no wind, and 7ºC/45ºF. It was beautiful! A great riding day. Oh well. Surprisingly, I only saw 3 bikes while I was out for about 4 hours. A crotch-rocket with a young guy frozen to the grips, but who looked like he could take it alright. And 2 big Harleys, each with a rider who didn't look like he was smiling. But I'm sure he was! :D

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Re: put away for winter

Post by fred1diver » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:32 pm

wish I could ride longer, but nights get near or below freezing around here at this time of year, I find it comfortable temperature wise at this time of year, no sweating lol, but id does get slippery at those temps and beside, in Quebec, december 15th if you don't have winter tires on they ticket you.

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Re: put away for winter

Post by jedshed01 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:05 pm

I live in Illinois and Mother Nature has ADHD so mine don’t hibernate so much as take long naps. As long as it’s above 40 and not snowing I’ll ride.

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Re: put away for winter

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:24 pm

I rode up to Canada and back this past weekend, and Saturday's ride was 40 degrees and pouring rain. Going just east of Erie, PA, there was snow on the sides of the road. So...it's approaching!

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Re: put away for winter

Post by bigsteveswing » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:36 am

We haven't got any snow in the township where I'm at just west of Erie, but ya to the east of us into New York the snow has started. We haven't even had a frost yet, the lake keeps the air a little warmer at night. If it ever stops raining I'll get ready for winter... :?

My bike is waiting for the oil change, fuel treatment and top off, then pushed to the side of the garage till spring. Gonna get the sidecar mounted up in the springtime.

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Re: put away for winter

Post by RockportDave » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:04 am

Here it’s just starting to get nice riding weather. Low 80’s with 10 mph south wind. Friday 100% rain with a front and next week in the mid 60’s.
Summers are brutal with 90’s and lots of sun so we enjoy the cooler winter riding weather.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:02 pm

bigsteveswing wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:36 am
We haven't got any snow in the township where I'm at just west of Erie, but ya to the east of us into New York the snow has started. We haven't even had a frost yet, the lake keeps the air a little warmer at night. If it ever stops raining I'll get ready for winter... :?

My bike is waiting for the oil change, fuel treatment and top off, then pushed to the side of the garage till spring. Gonna get the sidecar mounted up in the springtime.
It was on I-90, about 10 miles east of Erie that I started seeing the snow on the shoulders on Saturday! Of course, the pouring rain was washing it away quickly...

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Re: put away for winter

Post by bigsteveswing » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:56 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:02 pm
bigsteveswing wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:36 am
We haven't got any snow in the township where I'm at just west of Erie, but ya to the east of us into New York the snow has started. We haven't even had a frost yet, the lake keeps the air a little warmer at night. If it ever stops raining I'll get ready for winter... :?

My bike is waiting for the oil change, fuel treatment and top off, then pushed to the side of the garage till spring. Gonna get the sidecar mounted up in the springtime.
It was on I-90, about 10 miles east of Erie that I started seeing the snow on the shoulders on Saturday! Of course, the pouring rain was washing it away quickly...
Ya you get close to Northeast and the New York line the lake effect snow bands are much closer to shore. (Depending of course on wind) It wasn't hardly fit for man nor beast here Saturday, Sunday was a nicer day tho.
I work by the mall and travel I-79 to I-90 to Northeast, PA a couple times a week for work, can get a little dicey in the winter for sure.

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Re: put away for winter

Post by themainviking » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:17 pm

We had some snow, and the highway salters were out, so no more highway riding till after the spring rains. It has been raining here since mid September, so any riding was wet, but when they salt the roads, I put the bikes away. I couldn't be bothered riding around town just to pose for newspaper photos of bikes under minivans. I have only seen one bike in about ten days, and the kid riding it probably has no car. He sure looked wet and miserable. Forecast for the weekend is lots of snow. It may not stay, but it will come down.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:44 am

bigsteveswing wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:56 pm
Ya you get close to Northeast and the New York line the lake effect snow bands are much closer to shore. (Depending of course on wind) It wasn't hardly fit for man nor beast here Saturday, Sunday was a nicer day tho.
Yeah, I rode through that mess on Saturday. Absolutely pouring down. I did not see any other motorcycles on the road. :)

No salt on our roads here yet, but it's just a matter of time, and then my season is done. I need to clean my bike up first, it's still filthy from Saturday's hours of riding through rain. The one thing not so great about white bikes!

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Re: put away for winter

Post by olewingrider » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:00 am

yup.changed oil. topped with ethanol free Premium ,put it in the winter tent with the patio swing ,and removed the new battery and put it in the snowmobile for the winter.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by Solina Dave » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:00 am

I envy you folks that have good size garages and shops, to store and work on your bikes. I live in an apartment, so I have to rent storage space about 5 minutes away. It's only 6' x 15' x 8' high but it works for me. And to move up to a 10 x 15 would have been quite a bit more money. But mine is relatively comfortable to do light maintenance. There's no power in the shed, so things are limited in that regard. So it is wahat it is. A storage shed.
Pre-winter prep is done. I'll just put the cover over it, and say goodnight until spring. Although, I do have a chair in the shed, so I may pick up a coffee, and drop in for a visit occasionally. :lol:

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Re: put away for winter

Post by brettchallenger » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:20 pm

about 5 minutes away.
Is that a five minute ride or walk away? If it is the former, then presumably, when you have locked it up, you are facing a long old walk back to your apartment.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by Solina Dave » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:57 pm

brettchallenger wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Is that a five minute ride or walk away? If it is the former, then presumably, when you have locked it up, you are facing a long old walk back to your apartment.
I drive to the shed in my car, and leave my car in their yard. I get the bike out of the shed, and go for a ride. When I get back from my ride, I do everything in reverse. You can't fool me. Besides, I've got it all written down. :lol:


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