3 Tips To Prepare Your Motorcycle For The Winter

Although you might have enjoyed riding your motorcycle all summer long, it is important to realize that the colder weather is approaching very quickly. Since you probably will not be using your motorcycle as frequently — if at all — when it’s cold out, and since you probably do not want to allow your motorcycle to become negatively affected by the freezing temperatures, then it’s important to take a bit of time to prepare your motorcycle for the winter months. These are a few things that you should do to ensure that your motorcycle is in good shape. 1. Change the Oil You probably don’t want old, used oil to sit in your motorcycle’s oil tank all winter long. Plus, you’ll probably be ready to break out your bike as soon as the weather warms back up, so it’ll be good to know that it’s ready to go. If you don’t know how to change your own oil, take your motorcycle to a shop that specializes in motorcycle repair. 2. Prepare the Fuel Tank It’s best to fill up your motorcycle’s fuel tank before you put it up for the winter; then, you do not have to worry as much about condensation forming and potentially freezing. To keep your fuel tank in good condition and to ensure that the gas does not “turn” while your motorcycle is being stored, you should add a fuel stabilizer to it. Ask your motorcycle repair professional for tips and advice about the best type of stabilizer to use in your bike, and make sure that you carefully follow the directions on the bottle to ensure that you add the right amount. 3. Clean it Up You should not store your motorcycle if it is dirty. Otherwise, the dirt and grime that has accumulated on your bike throughout your busy riding season can cause damage to the paint job and can cause your bike to look less than its best when you bring it...

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