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Discussion in 'General' started by Big Unit, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Big Unit

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    WD40 is good for the polish wheels etc.?


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    I’ve never moved any of my bikes around before. They are all garaged kept. Never had flat spots. Does temp cause flat spots?

    Garage not climate controlled. But always warmer than whatever elements are outside.


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    Don't.

    It's bad for the bike.

    I live in DC where winters suck but I'm able find a day every week or so to ride around even if it's only for a short while. At most the bikes will be down for two weeks but I can't recall every being longer than that.

    I've never winterized any of my bikes nor will I, again, it's not good for the bike to sit that long.
     
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    What issues did you have in the past letting it sit?


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    I've had zero issues because I've never let anything sit. Cars or bikes.

    I've had plenty of friends/acquaintances who all swear they know how to winterize their track cars/bikes...and they all fail.
    70% of the time the vehicle won't start. So they change the battery, won't start, clean the carb, won't start, look on the internet, won't start.
    The other 30% of the time it's various parts that have gone bad due to lack of use..."well you didn't winterize properly, you should have ...", and the poor guy ends up stuck in an infinite do-loop.

    Recently a coworker had the same question and mentioned someone on the internet told him "stop being a pu$$y and ride the bike!", I told him that's the best advice you're going to get
     
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    Lol. Ok thanks!


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    I personally keep it elevated for four reasons, 1. keeps the weight off the suspension 2. keeps the weight off the tires, avoids getting flat spots 3. I'm always tinkering on the bike, if its on the jack, its ready to be worked on 4. takes up less space in the garage
     
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    Mothers Billet polish, not WD40...
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    I guess the weight of the wheels and tires and other components hanging mid air doesn't cause any of the seals or other parts to take a set from just hanging versus being compressed.
    I must confess, I don't winterize anything but the rv. And only it if the temps are approaching near zero.
     
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    Makes s sense.

    Any jack in particular you use?


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    Always been a fan of Mothers stuff. Also Meguiars too.


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    Hmm.. good point too. I’ve always left in garage on floor. Put fuel stabilizer in and tender it.

    I know thats what a lot of Harley dealers do that have winter storage for customers bikes


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