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Old 10-16-2012, 07:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Winterizing the Street Triple

Heres a question for all of you seasoned street triple owners out there. This is the first winter that I have had my Street Triple and I wanted to know what needs to be done prior to putting the bike away for the cold months. Also, what should be done throughout the winter to ensure that the bike will be in good working order for the spring? Any suggesitons or tricks would be greatly appreciated.

I will be storing it in my garrage during the winter so it will be out of the elements.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Winter? Storage? The worse the weather gets the more fun the bike becomes!
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Drain the coolant tend the battery ( only tend the battery one day a week) put seafoam in the gas an run it thru the motor ( before you drain the coolant) don't let your tire pressure get terribly low but spec isn't necessary. When you take it out of storage it is very important the motor does not start for several revolutions, I think its better to have the stabilized fuel in the motor and fuel system for storage but you really don't want it to fire up when you first crank it over because the motor will not be lubricated as the oil has long since settled, I personaly would disconnected the spark plugs prior to cranking.

I don't store my bike I just ride it all year. But my family has many project bikes that are stored much longer than a winter and all is well. Just remember coolant is corrosive, gas turns to laquer and gunk, and oil settles to the bottom leaving the pistons dry. I'm sure others will add more to this.

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Old 10-22-2012, 01:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Heated gear

Do yourself a favor and pick up some heated gear, you'll easily be able to ride year round.

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+1 on heated gear. Just bought gerbing gloves to go with my jacket and insoles. Awesome!
My winterizing consisted of cleaning the bike today, waxing and using copious amounts of acf50 and wd40


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