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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Winter storage

08 Heritage, my garage is detached and is not insulated. Plan to wash, wax and store in the near future.

I plan to remove battery, bags and seats and store them in basement with a tender on the battery.

Cover and leave bike in garage.

Change fluids in spring.

Is there something else I should know?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 05:48 PM
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As late as possible, fill with fresh gas, add a double dose of your favorite stabilizer and run it for 5 minutes. My favorite stabilizer is Seafoam.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 06:26 PM
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Park it in the living room and admire it all winter!

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-31-2019, 07:00 AM
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X2 on filling it with fresh gas with added stabilizer. Really fill it, leave as little air space in tank as possible(top it off the the bottom of neck)
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#1- Dont pipe your dryer exhaust to the garage for heat!
#2- Rodents have been known to chew wiring and nest in the strangest places.
#3- Wives have been known to chew other things when you mess with their nests.
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Move to Texas, ride most of the winter.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Txcoalminer View Post
Move to Texas, ride most of the winter.
Works across the Sabine, too

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I would definitely make sure the garage is "Rodent Proof" . . . one mouse can cause $$$ in damage. I store my bike in my attached garage which is not heated (I live in Minnesota). I have a couple of those plug-in electronic devices that send out an ultrasonic soundwave that deters rodents. It works . . . I haven't had a mouse in the garage for 20 years. The ultrasonic soundwave is uncomfortable for the rodents and keeps them away. I put down those square foam pads that snap together so both bikes are not in direct contact with the cement floor. I use a wheel chock for my Ultra Limited so it sets upright and takes up less space.

Only thing I have to be careful about during the winter in a garage that is not heated . . . When I look at my bike in the middle of January and start crying because I can't ride it, those tears instantly freeze to the garage floor and can sometimes be slippery!
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Not a problem here winter is my riding season.
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