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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tune Up ?

I know I know its all in here somewhere but Im impatient. Should I get a tune up now before winter or should I just drain the gas and cover it up getting a tune up in spring ?
Should I take the battery out and store it inside ?
Will it ever stop raining ?
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Do not drain the gas, Put in Sea Foam in a Full tank and run the bike to get it in the carbs.
Draining the tank allows for condensation in the tank and starts rust.
Good Idea to remove the batt if the bike is stored in a unheated location, Put somewhere room temp and put a Float charger on it.
Tune up really doesnt matter now or after.

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Do not drain the gas, Put in Sea Foam in a Full tank and run the bike to get it in the carbs.
Draining the tank allows for condensation in the tank and starts rust.
Good Idea to remove the batt if the bike is stored in a unheated location, Put somewhere room temp and put a Float charger on it.
Tune up really doesnt matter now or after.
I will defer to those who are more knowledgable, but wouldn't putting seafoam in a full tank and then shutting off the petcock and running the carbs dry be better for long term storage? I agree with the full tank preventing condensation, but not sure about the carbs sitting full even with seafoam.

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How long do you plan to store it?

And yes, letting the carbs run dry is better than leaving fuel/seafoam in them. Be sure to run some seafoam through them before you start her up in the spring.
I have found that even in winter in the midwest, there are days that are warm enough to ride, so I do not "winterize" my bike.
But yes, if you don't plan to ride it till spring, remove the battery and keep it charged.( YOU DO HAVE A MAINTANANCE FREE AGM BATTERY , RIGHT?)

There are several links around about storing for winter, but if you have a garage, just do the above, keep the bike covered (an old sheet works best) and if you can raise both wheels off the floor that be good too. Plastic bags around the mufflers to keep critters/bugs out and that should do it.


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i always turn the fuel off and run the carbs dry

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i always turn the fuel off and run the carbs dry
If you do that ,then what do you have to do to get it started again? Anything special?
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I try to ride at least once a month even in Chicago winter so I don't bother running the carbs dry but that is just me.
I have only missed one month in 2 years

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If you do that ,then what do you have to do to get it started again? Anything special?
If you have a older bike you can turn the petcock to PRI, which is prime. Suposto let fuel flow without the bike running.
If you have a newer bike you can use a vacume pump to open the petcock or just crank it, do not crank for over 10 seconds at a time though, let the starter cool.

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For long-term storage, you might also consider wrapping the airboxes with something, too.

I've seen insects try to make a home out of the air filter area, as well.

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