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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-29-2019, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Disagree with Step 1 in this way..... Fuel stabilizer is for ALL BIKES AND ENGINES, not just old carb'd bikes. Especially if you live where you can only get e10 fuel like here in the corn belt. With the money you'll save in Step 2 below, you can buy a can of Seafoam to add to the fuel tank

Disagree with step 2 in this way....

Once you change your oil in for the winter, you are ready to ride in the spring. There is NO NEED to change the oil again in the spring. The oil is FRESH, it has done nothing but coat the engine with fresh oil. You change it twice, you're just wasting your money and making the oil companies very very happy
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PS..... I'd also add this to his last step...... Once you have done all this and plugged the bike in and covered her up....LEAVE IT ALONE UNTIL SPRING. Do NOT go out and start it up and let it idle in the garage thinking you are doing something good. You're not, actually the opposite. A bike will not charge the battery at idle, they aren't like cars. So you are actually draining the battery and stressing it. You will also not get the engine hot enough to burn off the condensation that will build up from the heating and cooling cycles of the engine starts. That condensation will sit in the engine, fuel tank, exhaust, frame and anywhere else and start rusting the bike from the inside. I know this from experience and it cost me a lot of $$$$ to fix it all
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I bought a VLIFT this summer and instructions say I can leave my bike on it all winter. Anyone ever done this? What say you?


http://thevlift.com/
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I bought a VLIFT this summer and instructions say I can leave my bike on it all winter. Anyone ever done this? What say you?


http://thevlift.com/
I have a sears motorcycle jack..
my bike has been on the jack ( locked ) for the past 13 winters..

and Mr Spike is correct.....


< my opinion >

writers know little about motorcycle storage..
ether bad or poor advice.

50 years of storing motorcycles for winter ... MINE..

and I have put OLD cars into LONG Term Storage.. professionally
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I have a sears motorcycle jack..
my bike has been on the jack ( locked ) for the past 13 winters..

and Mr Spike is correct.....


< my opinion >

writers know little about motorcycle storage..
ether bad or poor advice.

50 years of storing motorcycles for winter ... MINE..

and I have put OLD cars into LONG Term Storage.. professionally

Just a concern I have, I was wondering if the frame could take a set or warp. I have had many surprises in my life that I didn't think could happen.
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Just a concern I have, I was wondering if the frame could take a set or warp. I have had many surprises in my life that I didn't think could happen.

the frame will be fine..


have you even see a new motorcycle come out of its shipping crate ???



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I bought a VLIFT this summer and instructions say I can leave my bike on it all winter. Anyone ever done this? What say you?


http://thevlift.com/
I never trusted a lift to store it on, so I bought this from a fellow VTXOA member; http://www.pepsx.com/products.html

I pushed my bike into the corner on the lift and then set it down on the stand. That stand is also great for working on the bike as it is rock solid. So much so, you can sit on your bike on that stand!

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A riding bud sent that to me. I thought some of it looked odd. I'm not changing oil again in 3 months.. I liked the step to have a scotch..
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Winterizing??? Hell it's starting to be riding season here.
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