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Old 12-04-2012, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some time away...

I don't winterize my Bonnie since I tend to ride through all seasons, barring ice or snow on the roads. My job will have me out of town for a few months this winter, and I'm wondering what I should do to protect my investment before I head out.
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*Use Stabil on a regular basis
*"starve" my carbs of fuel to minimize gunk buildup
*Keep a Battery Tender running

Anything else I should consider? Much thanks.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Put the bike on a jack or centerstand to take the weight off the tires/suspension.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Why is it important to get the bike off the tires and suspension? It's on them the rest of the time.
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Why is it important to get the bike off the tires and suspension? It's on them the rest of the time.
The rubber has a tendency to develop a "flat" where it's touching the ground.

Car makers grossly over-inflate tyres on new cars because they know they'll be standing on delivery depots, perhaps for months.
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The Yuasa website has a lot of information about batteries. Not all chargers are good for your battery.

http://www.yuasabatteries.com/motorcycle.php

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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A breathable cover keeps the dust at bay. Full-sized fitted sheets work pretty well. Plug your exhaust and intake openings to keep critters from nesting therein. Remove any overhead objects that could fall and damage the bike.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Great so I'm taking all the necessary steps. Thanks all!


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