winter time what to do?


11 replies to this topic
  • bluerider450

Posted November 25, 2004 - 12:24 PM

#1

its almost time to store the bike for winter what would you guys recomnd me doing for storage

  • BC3

Posted November 25, 2004 - 12:56 PM

#2

Put it in a BIG crate and ship it out to Northern California
BCs house Martinez CA. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :lol: :D :lol: :lol: :D

BC :cry:

  • John_Lorenz

Posted November 25, 2004 - 12:59 PM

#3

its almost time to store the bike for winter what would you guys recomnd me doing for storage


Put the ol lady in the garage with a blanket over her

then go riding

  • yz426onNOS

Posted November 25, 2004 - 06:13 PM

#4

Replace all fluids with new fluids. Drain all the gas even from the carb. Clean the carb. Lube ezerything.

  • PumpkinHumper

Posted November 25, 2004 - 06:26 PM

#5

Rejet, stud the tires and ride it.

  • mtrdrms

Posted November 25, 2004 - 07:18 PM

#6

general:
add "stabil" to gas tank, shake bike to mix.
ride bike for ~10 mins to get "stabil" in carb innards.
drain gas from tank.
run engine until out of gas.
drain gas from carb via screw and by removing main jet cover.
clean and oil air filter.
change oil and filter.
change coolant.
change brake fluid front and rear.

winter maintenance:
check valve clearances.
grease linkage and swingarm.
grease wheel bearings.
clean out airbox (Gunk "ENGINE-BRITE" works great)
inspect/change fork oil.
clean carb innards.
lube control cables.
clean/lube throttle tube.
lube brake and clutch levers, incl brake pedal.
check wheels for trueness.
check brake rotors for trueness.
check spoke tension.
inspect coolant hoses and oil lines for damage.

courtesy of Wrooster

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  • smokin529

Posted November 25, 2004 - 08:03 PM

#7

Load it up in your truck...pull out the wool pants and RIDE!

  • mikev7

Posted November 27, 2004 - 05:48 PM

#8

:cry: :cry: :cry:

  • bushy

Posted November 27, 2004 - 06:48 PM

#9

Rejet, stud the tires and ride it.


I second that.

  • ktmr

Posted November 27, 2004 - 07:26 PM

#10

Move to Texas. We rode today with the temps in the mid 50's. Real nice. :cry:

  • Shane_Bettin

Posted November 27, 2004 - 07:36 PM

#11

ya definatley stud them up and go rippen.

  • grayracer513

Posted November 28, 2004 - 03:56 PM

#12

It's Desert Season!! :cry: :cry:





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