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Ive never really stored my bikes for the winter. I usually catch a day or two here and there that I can ride, but this year a friend asked to store his bike in my garage because he sold his house and is downsizing. Plans to sell the bike in the spring. (Its a 2016 Heritage with about 730 miles, if anyone is interested).

So other than the obvious, battery tender and stability in the fuel, do yall do anything else pre or post storage?
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Thats All I do ..... except its on a lift.

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I also throw some carpet or cardboard under the tires. Not enough time to rot, but figure it can't hurt.

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Thats All I do ..... except its on a lift.
Well, Im not putting his bike on one of my lifts, unless its to work on it. The lifts will be tied up with mine.

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I also throw some carpet or cardboard under the tires. Not enough time to rot, but figure it can't hurt.
Cardboard sounds like a good idea.

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Any moisture in the floor of your garage? If yes, cardboard or carpet will absorb it and the tires will be in it.
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Any moisture in the floor of your garage? If yes, cardboard or carpet will absorb it and the tires will be in it.
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Its usually not bad where it is setting. Once in a while a hard rain with a strong north wind will blow a little under the door.

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Put some steel wool in mufflers and air cleaner intake openings, keep any way ward critters out.
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A good friend of mine used to put a 5 gal bucket in the garage with some anti freeze in the bottom with a round pipe going across the top. In 4 months of winter he caught 6 little mices .
I never did that because I alway took my bike out here for winter


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Use a drier with a recycling heated lint trap exhaust hose will keep moisture down.

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