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post #1 of 10 Old Nov 16th, 2006, 9:25 am Thread Starter
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Exclamation Winter storage options ?

I understand everything they are offering but overinflate the tires ?

That I don't understand... but if you are going to let your "baby" sleep for 6 months I suppose you need to fluff the tires for a good nights sleep.

I have never let one of my bikes set for 6 months so the tires may go flat...

and it is always a treat to have my cylinders fogged.........


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post #2 of 10 Old Nov 16th, 2006, 6:10 pm
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I have never let one of my bikes set for 6 months so the tires may go flat...

and it is always a treat to have my cylinders fogged.........


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You can lose enough air pressure per month just sitting, to have dagerously low tires, in the spring (if you don't ride all winter)
Fog cylinders, is that the same as pulling the plug and blasting it with a good shot of WD-40?
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Don't we oil the cylinders by just leaving it on the kick stand for a while? LOL

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Don't we oil the cylinders by just leaving it on the kick stand for a while? LOL
No thats how you oil the floor
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Winter storage...

"Fogging Oil" http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/fog.aspx?zo=210176

just shoot it into the carbs while engine is running. That means removing tupperware and intake box to access the carbs intake right?

Plug the exhaust after "fogging" so there is little air/moisture penetration.

You could reassemble everything and plug the air intake to minimize moisture and critters getting in.

You can't just shoot the "fog" into the intake because the air filter will catch it.

Cause/effect review on stored AC engines http://www.savvyaviator.com/email/savvy-2004-02/

Here is one source of "dessicant" plugs http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?i...emType=PRODUCT

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Question Years ago...

Dude we used to get our "cylinders fogged" at concerts

now you can buy it in a can...........

what will they think of next .

Thanks cfell for the Amsoil info.

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Why winterize at all? I have never winterized a bike since I've been riding. If it is too cold to ride, start it and let it warm up to keep the seals lubricated and everything oiled. If possible, just ride it around the block for a mile or two to spread the grease. If the LT is parked at home, it is on a bettery tender. With the LT, living in NJ I am usually able to ride at least once every two weeks for a mile or two, usually further. I guess if you live in an area where the weather prevents any riding for six months, then you have to winterize. I have never had a mechanical problem just starting and short riding so what's not broken, I don't fix. Besides if it is winterized, and Jan. 1 is 65 degrees, like it was two years ago, I don't think I could stand looking at her sitting in the garage!

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Thumbs up Dude

someone who knows about "cylinder fogging"

u know how those musicians are............

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At the risk of having this put in the humor forum did any one notice what brand of dealer was offering this service? I guess any way to make a extra buck they will do it.

Funny my local BMW dealer does not have a public offering of this service.

I saw 5 bikes out today in northern ilinois and south eastern wisconsin. (balmy 40 deg and over cast) They were, my LT, my buddies new RT, another LT and 2 harleys 1 on his way to work early AM, the other going to bar for a burger. Well that what he said and where he turned into any way.

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