Gibby,I went through the same things,the first time it came to winterize my bike. Now this is all I do .I fill the tank with gas,add Seafoam,they tell you how much to add per gallon to stabilize the gas. Then I run the bike until it gets warm,shut off the petcock,let the carbs run dry. I put it in the garage,which is not heated,so I remove the seat,take out the battery,bring them inside,put battery on minder,charger,AGM battery.Then I put mothballs in the bags,the battery holder,spread them around bike. Oh yeah,put it on centerstand.Cover it with old sheet. As it only sits for maybe 3months,thats it. In the spring when I roll it out ,I put the battery back in,open the petcock,choke,and hit the start button 4 or 5 times and my 25 year old bike fires right up. After warming it up I change the oil. That's all I do to mine.I usually wait until after the first snow to put it away,I ride in cold weather,but took advice and dont like the stuff they put on the roads after it snows. Thanks,ODD for that. Some guys do more or less,I guess its up to you. Read the verses for more advice. Good luck.