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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 07:52 PM
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Winterizing in Florida is easy. Fill gas tank with premium fuel, don wool/cotton/thermal riding gear, put on leathers, ride bike till you hit reserve on tank.... repeat till spring.
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Winterize shminterize. Ride the bike. Here in Pa year round riding is possible. You'll freeze your ass off in January and February, and you won't go very far, but as long as the road is dry you can get enough riding done to keep the battery alive without need of a tender and gas flowing through the system without needing to add stabilizer. This has always worked for my bikes.
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Blue, your Avitar looks like you keep your bike in the house.
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Doesn't everyone?
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Simple solution to winterizing your bike.

Move from Cleveland to Atlanta. I did and the riding season is year round. No need for winterizing !
One of many reasons to leave Cleveland.


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Hey Gripweed,
Give me a call or at least an email, I live in Mentor, probably not far from you - glad to give you a hand any time.
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Cool, Tom. Thanks.

I've been seeing several Bonnie's and thruxtons around. Need to round them all up for a ride sometime.

I actually live in Brecksville, so maybe we could meet up and ride next year.


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I feel for all of y'all that choose to live north of the Mason-Dixon, or (God forbid) places other than North America!

I just keep her filled with non-ethanol 90 octane, and ride every week.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and take care!

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I ride mine year round,weeks to months of fog/rain in this valley.
Only a few days of hard freeze,but i have gear for it.

I'm 67.... 17,when rideing :)
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It's almost too overwhelming.

Now that's an interesting combination of words.

Winterizing: Stabil in the entire fuel system, completely full tank, occasional date with the Battery Tender. It sits like that for five to six months per year, starts up in the spring without problems, although it sometimes takes a few attempts for the first start.

I don't know how much good Stabil does, but it does no harm.

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