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post #1 of 30 Old 09-16-2006, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Winter Lay-up

For you guys in more pleasant climates, this may need not apply! Here in Newfoundland, cold weather and snow come early :santa: . Anyone kind enough to share any seasonal cycle storage tips? Tricks to keep the corrosion and rust away? Thanks!

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post #2 of 30 Old 09-16-2006, 06:33 PM
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I put mine up in November. Toss it on a rear stand, change the oil and filter, wax the chain, lube the cables, hook up a Battery Tender, cover it up and wait for March.

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I add fuel stabilizer & make sure the tank is full in addition to what has been said.

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I'll add one more. I park it either on wood or cardboard so the tires don't absorb moisture from the cement creating tire rot (soft spot).

If you're really anal you could pull the spark plugs and add a little oil, then crank the motor a little to spread it around the cylinder walls.

I prefer just to start her up and go for a short spin now and then.

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Change the oil. Keeps the carbon/acid in it from eating on stuff while stored.

Wash it. Bug fluids will eat at paint during storage.

Up on stands. Stops tire rot and keeps tires from flat spotting, especially if you have anything with bias ply.

Battery tender on.

Fill tank, add fuel stabilizer and run some through the engine.

Especially if you store outside:
If you've got some paint on metal and/or chrome, put some wax on it but don't buff it off. Leave it until spring. Stops rust.
Pull plugs, add small amount of oil and crank without starting a few revolutions, reinstall plugs.

Put vaseline on anything prone to rust. You can also put vaseline on your wanker, but wipe it off...........


....with long smooth strokes.

Leave plenty of room around your bike(s) so you and your buddies can stand around, drink beer and talk about riding while there is snow on the ground.

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And to cover the bike, use something vented & porous. If not, you'll get consensation.

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I ride mine all year around here in Florida.. Sorry I couldn't help it.

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I ride mine all year around here in Florida.. Sorry I couldn't help it.

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Yeah but I bet in Florida it's like Houston where I live. You may not have a winter lay up but almost nobody rides in August. Even rolling on a motorcycle 95 degrees with 90% humidity is painful.

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Yeah but I bet in Florida it's like Houston where I live. You may not have a winter lay up but almost nobody rides in August. Even rolling on a motorcycle 95 degrees with 90% humidity is painful.

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Ahh, yes. But the temps have been pretty nice lately!
Whereabouts in Houston are you?

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Yeah but I bet in Florida it's like Houston where I live. You may not have a winter lay up but almost nobody rides in August. Even rolling on a motorcycle 95 degrees with 90% humidity is painful.

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Pah..
Wimps!
We regularly get to 100 - 105 with 80%+ humidity.. (in Summer.. about end of Feb)
Just means you gotta leave the jacket unzipped!...
And the visor up...
And the the gloves off...
And.. and.. well the heat does make you crazy and you do stupid things.. like ride in it..

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Generally follow what Honda has in the manual for storage. If you don't think your garage is "OK" then talk to your dealer. Lots will have a storage package and will also work and scheduled service in. If you're planning on keeping the bike for a while then paying for heated storage makes sense. Pull the battery right out so you can trickle it over the winter. Stabil in the tank, cleaned up and S100 has some really good storage/cleaning/polish. Acts like a spray on packing grease.

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Other than changing oil and cleaning bugs, nothing. I don't do anything with the battery, chain, tires, or fuel. No problems in the last 4 years.

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I should add that I probably burn a tank of gas each winter from riding when the temp gets over 15 degrees.

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Ahh, yes. But the temps have been pretty nice lately!
Whereabouts in Houston are you?
Southeast... Clear Lake area. And yes, when it is not raining the temperatures are quite nice.

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I would rather be super hot then freezing my [email protected]@ off and wet. You get use to it. Yes it is hot so you ride more at night.

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Ken... what part of NY???

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Originally from Lapeer, Michigan and rode there year around but I prefer Florida much better.

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Ken... what part of NY???
Up near Rochester on Lake Ontario.

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Thanks for all the tips byes!

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Southeast... Clear Lake area. And yes, when it is not raining the temperatures are quite nice.

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I'm in Spring Branch. When I first moved here from the Jersey Shore ('89), I lived off Bay Area Blvd. If you're gonna live in Houston, Clear Lake is the place to be, IMO. Sometimes, I take a ride out to Kemah, or Galveston. Too bad it's too far for my work. I gotta be central.

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Enough thread-jacking. Sent you an email Rob to your account in your profile. We should at least do lunch sometime.

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I agree with Rag, just ride it when it gets a bit warm and mine have always been fine.

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Move to so cal. Seriously, I feel for ya.

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Winter time is the best time in the year to ride down here. Summer time rains (read thunderstorms) almost everyday...
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