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Yeah, I didn't find what I wanted with a search.

My '12 SG will be sitting this winter in an unheated garage. The battery is hooked up to a tender. I hope to fill the take this weekend and add some of the stuff that the dealer sells (sea foam?), run it a bit, then shut it off. But I'm most curious about the tires. I've stored my Mustangs and not had any tire problems; but I'm curious if I need to move it around so that they don't get flat spots? Not that I have much of any room to move it. Anything else?
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Yeah, I didn't find what I wanted with a search.

My '12 SG will be sitting this winter in an unheated garage. The battery is hooked up to a tender. I hope to fill the take this weekend and add some of the stuff that the dealer sells (sea foam?), run it a bit, then shut it off. But I'm most curious about the tires. I've stored my Mustangs and not had any tire problems; but I'm curious if I need to move it around so that they don't get flat spots? Not that I have much of any room to move it. Anything else?
IslayMalt, I do basically the same thing, a couple other things I have seen on these blogs:

- Move the bike if you don't have a jack to raise it up off the floor, some say park the bike on some carpet too
- Stuff steel wool in the pipes to keep the mice from nesting in the pipes
- Use a coaster with the jiffy stand to put a barrier between the stand and concrete
- Put a few more pounds of air in the tires
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For what it's worth I don't winterize my boat either, and I live in PA as well.

I take evey oppotunity to take them out when I can. Some years they sit due to severe cold. Other years I get out a time or two.

Nothing wrong with a battery tender to keep it toped off. I have one on my boat.

I thought I was done for the year, but I got a nice ride in last night. Yea last night. Go to get them in when you can.

I don't ride when it's freezing for a couple reasons, but if I can get a decent ride in when it's 45-50 degrees I'm going to take it.

Winterizing means it's perminantly parked. I do like to keep the tank topped off.
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