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Well I did it, put the bike away for winter. Seeing I was not riding much the past few weeks and its only going to get colder. I put some Sta-Bil in the tank and ran it through the carbs. And pulled the battery and put that on a Tender.
Now if we get some late 80° weather I may be kicking myself. But it is what it is. ;)
 

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Now if we get some late 80° weather I may be kicking myself. But it is what it is. ;)
There actually is something good about winter motorcycle storage for us Northerners...... We appreciate the riding season that much more.
Oh, and I must commend you on your winter storage technique. Simplicity at its finest. I just did the same thing a couple of days ago.

Hang in there brother, it'll be riding season again real soon!
Phil
 

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There actually is something good about winter motorcycle storage for us Northerners...... We appreciate the riding season that much more.
Oh, and I must commend you on your winter storage technique. Simplicity at its finest. I just did the same thing a couple of days ago.

Hang in there brother, it'll be riding season again real soon!
Phil
Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I count the days till Dec 21, because that's the shortest day of the year. Every day after that, the days get a couple minutes longer each day, which is something for me to look forward to.

I start dreaming of Spring, the first day of Spring practice for my Tigers, and for the day when I can pull my bikes and car out of storage and get them ready for another season.

There's something to be said about living in a 4 season State which makes everything way more fun than guys living in a year long summer state way down south.

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That is the weird thing down here, there are many summer days that are just too hot to ride.
I plan on riding my bike year round to work regardless of temp (I am only 3 miles from work, so even a "cold" day down here (Maybe just below freezing) is not a bad ride.
If it is raining when I leave for work, I will not ride, I don't worry about the ride home (unless there is supposed to be ice, which is rare down here).
 

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It has just now gotten cool enough to ride comfortably way down here in southwest Florida. The winter time is our best riding season.
 

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There actually is something good about winter motorcycle storage for us Northerners...... We appreciate the riding season that much more.
Oh, and I must commend you on your winter storage technique. Simplicity at its finest. I just did the same thing a couple of days ago.

Hang in there brother, it'll be riding season again real soon!
Phil
Thanks Phil, ;)
 

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There actually is something good about winter motorcycle storage for us Northerners...... We appreciate the riding season that much more...
Plus having a "storage" season provides a good opportunity and reminder to do all those once-a-year maintenance and upgrade items.

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Plus having a "storage" season provides a good opportunity and reminder to do all those once-a-year maintenance and upgrade items.

G.
Having a small specially dedicated place in the winter that is well lit and toasty warm along with a comfy chair to work on cleaning and maintaining bikes is also a great way to get out of the house and the wife's hair. :laugh:
 

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Listen to the crazy cannuck people!
If he still has riding days, we still has riding days!

I don't winterize, I rode throughout the winter last year, 8-10 good days a month even in Jan/Feb here in Jersey.
Hell thanksgiving day I rode in just a t-shirt... no sense in packing up til the games over boys!
 

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Plus having a "storage" season provides a good opportunity and reminder to do all those once-a-year maintenance and upgrade items.

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Thats what spare bikes are for, 1 down, 1 running. :D
 

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Listen to the crazy cannuck people!
If he still has riding days, we still has riding days!

I don't winterize, I rode throughout the winter last year, 8-10 good days a month even in Jan/Feb here in Jersey.
Hell thanksgiving day I rode in just a t-shirt... no sense in packing up til the games over boys!
Okay, in fairness, I am further south than many northern states. But I ride as long as I can.
 
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