We get enough warm winter days, mine is never really mothballed. Late Nov. or so, I'll give it a tank of gas with a normal dose of seafoam or stabil, but it's always ready to go. If I ride, I fill it back up and seafoam again.
With the weird weather we get here, I never "winterize" as we've had 50 degree days during winter (in between fridged days with snow and ice)
Just put the bike out of the weather, keep a gas stabilizer in the tank (keep it full) and charge the battery every four weeks.
Yeah, we live in Orlando. Too hot and sticky to ride daytime and we get classic PM thunderstorms July and August so my bike gets summerized. Fall, most of Winter and Spring I use it to ride to work (on the days i go in to the office).
Mine goes in hibernation once the road salt comes out. Oil change, radiator flushed, a thorough cleansing and inspection to get her ready for next season. Started once a week just to warm up and keep everything fluent. then back to bed she goes.
I don't do windshields, which limits my riding. If I wanted to be behind glass I'd take the cage. So when it dips below 70 that's what i do. Takes me off the bike for about 5 months, but thanks to being right in the middle of the jet stream it can be 73 on sunday and 53 on monday. Average winter temps are 45 here so when the jet stream flips upwards and i see 60's after a few months of cabin fever i take it. Never really sit longer than a month in the off season so i just keep it on the tender and thats it.
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