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post #41 of 47 (permalink) Old 09-29-2015, 04:12 PM
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Stored it in its shed on side stand, ck;d tire pressures , full tank w/ StaBil. Run the engine with the petcock off until it cuts off and then drain the little bit left in the carbs manually. Connect Batt Tender.

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I don't have a snow blower, but I have a kid who is old enough to shovel snow now! Yay!


As a former son/snowblower...

Isn't that an INCREDIBLY expensive snowblower that is basically guaranteed to stop working after about 15 years & completely disappear after 16, except to beg for money on the promise it will work again, next time?

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Or maybe that was just me?


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As a former son/snowblower...

Isn't that an INCREDIBLY expensive snowblower that is basically guaranteed to stop working after about 15 years & completely disappear after 16, except to beg for money on the promise it will work again, next time?

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You nailed it, but hey, at least I dont have to shovel snow anymore!

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You nailed it, but hey, at least I dont have to shovel snow anymore!

Well...for another couple of years? How old? 😄


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Oldest is 11, youngest is 6. So I got a while.

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Oldest is 11, youngest is 6. So I got a while.

Smart! You already have a replacement ready to go! Haha!


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Leave the bike sit on the ground. There is NO good reason to lift it for the short few months of off season storage.

I've been storing wheeled seasonal toys (motorcycles, quads, Jeeps, sand rails, etc) in the Michigan winters, for over 40 years. The only tires that have ever flat spotted were the big low pressure tires on an older quad.

As was said above....Stabil in the gas, leave the battery in the bike and put a tender on it, air up the tires, cover it up and forget about it until it's time to ride again.

Some people worry way too much about dumb sh!t....
I couldn't agree more. I do exactly the same and have for many years with no problems.

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