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Winterize Your Motorcycle Guide

Posted on November 12 2019

How To, How Come, & With What: A Guide to Winterizing your Motorcycle

As with anything on a motorcycle, there are many ways to get the job done, but here is a brief, short version of our preferred way of winterizing your motorcycle and prepping it for winter storage. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions! 

>> Change Oils & Filters  

How to: Run bike to operating temperature, let it stand for 5 minutes. Drain oils. Change filter. Fill oil to dipstick/manual specifications 

How Come: Contaminates in used oil create an acidic etch  

With What: Oil, Filter. 

>> Lube Your Shit 

Things to Lube:  Cables, clutch & throttle, chain, jiffy/center stand, forks above seals.  

With What: Chain Lube, Cable Lube, Cable Lube Tool

>> Stabilize Fuel 

How to: Fill gas tank with fresh gas, high octane, add fuel stabilizer

How Come: Ethanol phase separation 

With What: Fuel & Fuel Stabilizer

>> Protect The Heart 

How to: Idle around 2k RPM, spray fogging oil into intake. Kill bike. Remove plugs. Coat cylinders for 5 sec. Keep battery on tender for winter.  

How Come: Prevents rusting internally. Keeps battery charged. 

With What: Seafoam Fogging Oil & Battery Tender

>> Clean The Goods 

How to: Wash bike. Dry thoroughly. Wax. 

How Come: Dirt and bugs can cause corrosion / oxidation of exposed metal or damaged the paint. 

With What: Silicone Detailer


Below is the handout from our Winterization Workshop held in the fall.

1 comment

  • ASH Green: June 09, 2020

    Awesome! No words. You always go one step beyond.

    There is so much great, useful information here. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    Read our guide if you wish.

    Thanks again :)

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