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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 04:31 PM
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I've always used carpet remnants. I live in North Carolina though so there are plenty of warmer days during the winter that
I ride as well. My bike never sits for more than a couple of weeks.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 05:33 PM
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I'm with PixMan on this one. I have 3 bikes, 2 of them sit in the basement ALL winter and I never have a bit of problems with flat spots or tires degrading. Don't over think it. Make sure the tire pressure is up and just park them where you want. If you're worried about concrete, cut a couple small pieces of plywood and position the tires on them. Done deal, ride snowmobiles to your hearts content.

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Where do you ride snowmobiles Vector? I've still got a snowmobile and used to ride heavily in central/western Maine. Mostly Jackman, Rangeley, Greenville, Rockwood etc. I've done a few week long saddlebags trips up to Caribou.

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I have a cabin in Upton, Me (Maine/NH border). I ride from there, mostly day trips.

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Kind of a tangential question here I've been wondering about. If I'm parking the bike for a couple of days at a time, is it best for it to be on the side stand or would the center stand be better.

Also, in this thread someone said they like the tires off cement. Why? My paddock is an open air, covered area with a cement floor. Usually you can ride year round out here, with some longish stretches where you can't.
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Tires don't last long enough around here to "degrade." We ride all year long here. Our season starts Jan. 01 and ends Dec. 31.
I heard New England has lots of trees that drop lots of slimey leaves. I bet that's fun! Pass.

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