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    Junior Member How do you winterize your NC? Dan1955's Avatar
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    Unhappy

    Just did this today (winterize). No hopes of suitable weather for riding in the near future. So clean the bike, stabil before a full tank of gas, fresh oil and new filter. Bike on its center stand in the shed with a piece of screen over the tip of muffler to avoid mice getting in. Battery in the basement so I can put it on slow charge each month during winter. This recipe made my 2 previous batteries last 8 years.

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    I just ride everyday. Most days my commute is only 10 minutes each day. Then I do a 5 hour round trip at least 3 times a month. I only park the bike when ice and snow seems imminent. Couple times last year I checked the weather at home and work, forgot that my long commute took me over a hill and I rode home in snow twice.

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    Should be: plug in the battery tender.

    Is: I forget, kill my battery, order a cheap new lead acid one, watch it die in a few months, order a Shorai Lithium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtanner View Post
    I agree that draining carbs is the #1 choice for storage. But most average lawn equipment owners aren't interested in that sort of effort
    I have a Honda mower and it just doesn't care.

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    Senior Member How do you winterize your NC? dduelin's Avatar
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    If owners fall in the group that neglects maintenance then they wouldnít know the difference in brakes or suspension maintained with fresh fluids. The degradation of performance is so gradual itís simply not noticed by them until something just wears out or fails. Another group is casual riders that donít ride enough to raise their skill level or familiarity with a machine to the point where they could notice the difference regular maintenance makes.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dduelin View Post
    I take the Madstad winglets out of storage and attach them to the bike.
    Stole my thunder, Dave!

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    Gotta do this soon, show in the forecast for the end of this week.
    Typical process for me is:
    Oil Change
    Fuel Stabilizer
    Into the (heated and dry) basement on a battery tender
    Sulk for several months until the snow (and road salt) go away
    Occasionally pull her out for a spin if the weather cooperates

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