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Winterizing a motorcycle

What do i need to do to winterize my bike even tho its flippin broken till next spring

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Fill up the gas tank and put fuel stabil in it. Some people like to fill their crank case so that its all filled with oil. Guys with Carbs can fog their carbs so that they are all coated and do no rust. if you can get the wheels off the ground its suggest so they do not develop flat spots.

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How to store your motorcycle for winter. Storing your motorcycle.


As the summer months start to come in, we all like to get our motorcycles out and start riding them, but i hear a lot of people saying help, my bike wont start! That is because when you last parked it in the shed for the start of winter, then you made no preparations. With a few simple steps, next summer, you can get your bike out, and fire it up without any problems, ready to ride. There are things you must do when you go into storage, and a few things to do when you bring your bike out.
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First thing you need to do is drain some fluids. Drain your engine oil. Then drain your gas tank and carburetors. It is important to drain the carbys, as the fuel left in the float bowl will go bad. You can choose to totally drain your gas tank, or fill it to the top with gas. Storing a tank full with gas, leaves no room for moisture to form, causing rust on the inside of steel tanks. Next, you need to also disconnect one lead from your battery, or even better, if you have a trickle charger hooked up to it. Thats about it really. Also,if you are confident in doing so, remove spark plug, or plugs, and spray some penetrating oil down into each cylinder, turn engine over to work it through. This will prevent any moisture or corrosion from forming on the inside of your cylinders. It is also a good idea to clean or replace your spark plugs each year anyway.
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Storing your bike over winter!!!


when your motorcyle has been stood for a while like over winter..keep the battery charged up. if its got carbs..run them out of petrol befor storeing. has petrol goes off in the carbs & gums them up. whitch then when you come to use the bike you need to strip the carbs & clean the float bowls & clean the jets out..has with a lot of problems i have seen on here when bikes have been stood they wont rev or even start because the petrol carnt get threw...if the bikes been stood a long time you need fresh petrol anyway as it goes off!!...

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Hi Inge, not to worry steel plates got a little rust film from sitting probably. Let the bike warm up for a few minutes then do the push,run, jump on the seat routine while in nuetral and drop it in 1st gear and drive it around for a while the plates will eventually break free and peace on earth and good will to all mankind will prevail. Try using 20w50 Harley Davidson SYN 3 in the primary and next winter don't put the bike in storage with the engine hot. Wait untill the next day and fire it up drop it in gear for 30 seconds then put it away for winter storage. Good luck

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It sounds to me like your bike has been in the cold and the oil is thick , in which case you should carry out the following.Do not force the kicksatrt, you may damage the kickstart spring or gears etc.
Try and get the bike in the warm (sunshine if you have any).Remove the battery and charge it until the voltage is about 13 volts.When the battery is charged and the bike has warmed up above 0 C, then try starting again. All should be OK. Following this, you should change the oil to a thin multiigrade oil say" 10-40 and preferably a graphited oil. Drain and clean the carbureter and jets.The problem you have is common in winter so next winter try and keep the bike somewhere warm.Hope this solves your problem.

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My vstar 100 has run great for me since I bought new in 2005. nThe first couple winters the bike sat for 2 months and the techs at the shop told me that the gas (Even though I had out stabilizer in it) was...


The trick is to get out there and fire it up every week and run it for several minutes. Short of doing that - turn the fuel off and run the carbs out of gas before storing. Drain the old fuel out in the spring and refill with fresh fuel. You can add some fuel system cleaner/drier to the fresh fuel. Personally - I simply run the bike every week and add some fuel drier - like STP fuel treatment during winter months. I have never been a fan of the fuel stabilizers - unless you are talking about a huge volume of fuel, like on a boat. Running the bike every week keeps the battery charged, too.

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Hi, is this after the bike has been away for the winter, these bikes Are designed to run on modern fuels, the intruder normaly runs fine , good advice would be to replace the spark plugs and drain the fuel from the carburettor float bowls by undoing the drain screws in the bottom of each carb, prior to using the bike after the winter, you may also check the condition of the air filter located on the left hand side of the engine under the chrome cover

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I winterized my bike last winter. I drained the fuel tank on my zx 750h. ran the motor to empty lines and now i refilled the tank but it wont start. what am i missing. It fired and ran for abou 10 seconds....


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