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12/09/2019
If you won't be riding your motorcycle much during the winter months, it's a good idea to store it away. To learn how to winterize your motorcycle, read this post by Marland Enterprises in Cazenovia.

The winter months offer breathtaking scenery, with winter wonderlands and blankets of snow everywhere you go. It would be incredible to ride through the them on your motorcycle. Still, this is not advised, especially if it's been snowing. For one, you could end up with hypothermia due to having cold air hitting you in the face. Then, the roads become extremely slippery thanks to the snow and black ice, which increase the chances of you getting into a wreck considerably. For those reasons, the best thing you can do for your safety and for your motorcycle during the colder months is to winterize it. To learn how to do it properly to guarantee your motorcycle will ride as smoothly as ever come spring, continue reading the post below.

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How to Winterize Your Motorcycle

Think About the Fuel Situation

Something important to keep in mind through the winterizing process is the fuel. Due to disuse, the fuel that's in your motorcycle at the time that you store it away will become stale and ineffective. This means that come winter, you need to change it, as running on that fuel can damage your motorcycle's components. That is, unless you use a fuel stabilizer before you put it away. Its job is to help the fuel endure the stagnant period.

Consider the Battery

Of course, the batter is a key component in your motorcycle, as it powers a few features without which you couldn't ride safely. Still, the idle period can also take a toll on its condition. To make sure your battery will be functional once you decide to take your motorcycle out of storage, do the following:
  • before storing the motorcycle, take the battery out
  • keep the battery stored away in a clean, dry place where it can be safe
  • Cycle World states that it's a good idea to get a a motorcycle-specific trickle charger with a monitor, and to employ that trickle charger a couple of times during the winter months, to keep the battery charged and functional

Take Care of the Synthetic Oil and Filter

The engine in your motorcycle is probably the most important component in it. As such, you need to take care of it properly to keep it working smooth and powerful for years to come. One of its maintenance tasks is to replace the synthetic oil and oil filter, which is a task you should fulfill around two times a year to maintain your motorcycle in perfect condition. Since you are storing the motorcycle away, it's a good idea to take care of the synthetic oil and oil filter replacements now, so you don't winterize a dirty motorcycle with old oil.

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Keep Up With the Other Fluids

The engine in your motorcycle requires regular synthetic oil replacements in order to continue working as expected. Still, it's not the only component in your motorcycle that requires fluids, which means you also have to keep up with the coolant, the brake fluid, the transmission fluid, and more. If you don't want any of them to be frozen and ineffective when the springtime comes, guarantee the anti-freeze is in good condition before storing the motorcycle.

Clean the Motorcycle Thoroughly

Storing a dirty motorcycle for months at a time can have dire consequences on its appearance and performance. The dirt and gunk that accumulate on it can actually eat away at its components, which will shorten its lifespan significantly. That's why, before you store the motorcycle away, you should deep clean it and wax it, so it won't rust while in storage.

Store It Away Properly

Finally, it's time to actually store the motorcycle. To do that in a proper manner, consider the following:
  • it should be kept in a close space where it can be protected from the outside conditions (e.g. a garage)
  • you should cover it with a thick tarp to keep moisture, dirt, and bugs away from it
  • it's recommended that you block the exhaust pipes so that rodents and bugs won't crawl into them
  • have the bike on a stand to prevent damage to the tires

Do you need high quality products to maintain your motorcycle? Call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645, or browse AMSOIL's online shop to place an order for the absolute best, such as the most effective synthetic oil in Cazenovia.

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