View Full Version : winterize

11-25-2009, 03:30 PM
just wondering who has put them up yet and who is still going strong.

11-25-2009, 03:36 PM
I'm going to do it tomorrow, looking at the forecast it looks wet and cold. We were lucky to ride this deep into the year.

11-25-2009, 04:27 PM
The Sporty is getting winterized this weekend. The Road King will stay ready until the road gets slippery or my bones ache from the cold, whichever comes first.

11-25-2009, 07:56 PM
I'm planning on riding all winter whenever possible..I don't worry about cold as long as it's dry..

Gas Man
11-25-2009, 11:00 PM
Hell no not winterized!

11-26-2009, 10:08 AM
Mine's been up for months. LOL

11-26-2009, 10:13 AM
Yeah, Bob winterized in June!

11-28-2009, 02:16 PM
Well, got the Sporty tank full and stabilized, ran the carb out of fuel, sprayed some WD-40 in the cylnders, pulled the battery, parked it on some shop mats and covered it up.

I'm going to put some Sea Foam in the Road King and top the tank today, if the weather turns bad it'll be ready to finish up. If we get some nice days and I ride it I'll just do it again.

11-29-2009, 01:15 PM
Both of my bikes were winterized friday,drained,sea foamed,batteries removed and covered up. Had to make room for my buddies bike I am restoring over the winter.I will probably post pics of the ongoing rebirth of a 71 CB350.

12-02-2009, 03:40 PM
well i did it today went for a ride then came home and put it to sleep

Gas Man
12-02-2009, 09:51 PM
F that... I rode today and will ride some more. Its truely not cold enough to put it away. I wont do it till the white shit falls and they spread that white crap.

12-03-2009, 07:09 AM
I won't stop riding until it looks like the snow is here to stay. Even then, if the roads are clear I will probably sneak it out for a ride. I am thinking of changing to a hotter plug if the temps are going to stay in the 30's for a while. Come February I will tackle a valve adjustment after which I will reluctantly put it up until Spring.

Gas Man
12-04-2009, 12:09 AM
Nope f that. I'm not getting that salt on my shit.

12-04-2009, 09:08 AM
I think I'm done for the year. I'll get it out Sunday for a quick ride just to make sure the Sea Foam is through the injectors, then put it away. I want to get it that far before there's salt down. Cold just isn't any fun.

12-05-2009, 08:01 PM
A sad day today, uncontrollable tears streamed down my cheeks as the last of the old oil was drained and stabil poured into the tank. No more 50 mpg and back to the miserable 23 mpg. My only consolation is now I can drive with heat and a radio. At first, it will be hard in the car around curves to not lean and stick a knee out, but eventually I'll get the hang of it again. I hope that it will only a short winter and I can bring the bike out of hibernation when first of spring arrives like in ............second week of january!! I promised my bike if it is good and starts up in spring, I will buy it a GPS!!

Mad Dog
12-16-2009, 03:48 PM
Sad indeed. I keep it covered not only to keep it clean but so I can't see it as I walk by everyday. All serviced with a tender on the battery we can only wait till the SALT is gone.:mad:

Gas Man
12-16-2009, 05:13 PM
Well we all know that I winterized. But I don't want to talk about it anymore...grrrr