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post #1 of 17 Old 09-23-2003, 6:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Winter storage..

Hey y'all!

My 929 is my first fuel injected bike, and it's allmost time for the first winter storage

On my carb fed bikes I used to drain the float chambers+++

What do you guys do to your bikes? Is it OK to leave it with old fuel in the fuelrail/jets or should you drain the tank/run it until it's out of fuel?

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Re: Winter storage..

If you can, add some Sta-bil to the gas and run it for a while to make sure it's in the system. Still, I've had the 954 in storage for a few months, and it didn't have any problems running on the old (premium) gas
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2OHOH2954 : If you can, add some Sta-bil to the gas and run it for a while to make sure it's in the system. Still, I've had the 954 in storage for a few months, and it didn't have any problems running on the old (premium) gas
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Re: Winter storage..

Thanks! Good link too! I know I won't find that specific product up here, but I will see if I can find another fuel stabilizer at the 'auto supply store'.


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Fire929blade : Thanks! Good link too! I know I won't find that specific product up here, but I will see if I can find another fuel stabilizer at the 'auto supply store'. *

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I have used the Honda fuel stabilizer for the past two winters with great results.

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Re: Winter storage..

I like to change the oil and filter before putting it away as well...then changing the oil once again when it's time to go riding. Don't forget the trickle charger for the battery either.
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Re: Winter storage..

Ditto with everyone else. I also start up my bike once every 2 weeks or so and let it get to running temp (even though it is such torture not being to jump on it and ride)

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Re: Winter storage..

Winter storage?

Move to Cali. Winterizing my bike consists of keepin git in the garage the week it rains
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Re: Winter storage..

My winter storage plan. I just mounted new tires today so I can greet the best riding season of the year with fresh rubber. I sure don't miss living in the rockies. I probably log more miles in the fall and winter than any other time of year. All you midwesterners are gonna be hatin it in a couple of months.

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CBRjack : My winter storage plan. I just mounted new tires today so I can greet the best riding season of the year with fresh rubber. I sure don't miss living in the rockies. I probably log more miles in the fall and winter than any other time of year. All you midwesterners are gonna be hatin it in a couple of months.
Thanks for the reminder! I'm probably one of the only ones who takes out the spark plugs and puts a little bit of oil in the cyinder and doesn't start the bike for 5 months.



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alexandra : Ditto with everyone else. * *I also start up my bike once every 2 weeks or so and let it get to running temp (even though it is such torture not being to jump on it and ride)
That's actually bad for the engine. Builds condensation with all the warmup/cooldowns. Gets water worked into the oil, causes mud.
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Re: Winter storage..

clean the bike
as others noted, fill up the tank, add some stabil.
change the oil.
Keep the bike on a battery tender constant
Put the bike cover on it.

I'd flush the coolant come spring as well as changing the brake fluid.
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Move to Cali. *Winterizing my bike consists of keepin git in the garage the week it rains
minus the rain comment...rain don't faze me yo
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Re: Winter storage..

Just a clairification, when you add a fuel stabilizer, be sure to run the bike a mile or two get the treated fuel through the system.
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Mattress : Quote (eeeeek @ Sep. 23 2003, 12:18pm)Winter storage? *

Move to Cali. *Winterizing my bike consists of keepin git in the garage the week it rains
minus the rain comment...rain don't faze me yo
I have a car. A nice, dry, warm car. Rain just isn't fun for me. Less traction, more idiots, no thanks.
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