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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Winterizzzzzzzzzzzzze?

For those of you in the same enviroment as I what is your routine for putting the bike away for the winter?
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Put on more clothes?
Maybe some heated grips?

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Put on more clothes?
Maybe some heated grips?

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Iím in Texas, As long as these no ice, Iím working on riding all year round. However Iím having problems keeping the engine cool enough in the summer (suggestions please ) and hot enough in the winter, for example I had to ride home with the engine temp gauge reading 150f or 66c, I did not have a long ride, I made sure to keep the engine ticking over and do to over rev. Does anyone have the facts on actual engine temp vs the coolant sensor temp?
What are ideal operating temperatures or when will we be killing the rings?

Also, has anyone come up with a sensible radiator cover to limit cold airflow over the rad?

For the chaps north of the Mason Dixon, Iíd just disconnect the battery, run it on a trickle charger every second week, and put the bike on the axle stand.

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Do your local authorities use salt on the roads like they do here? It eats bikes if you're daft enough to go out in it........ Mine is away already on charge, washed & covered in a protectant.

Got a few bits to bolt on over the winter. Roll on the spring.
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AWAY FOR THE WINTER... HA it must suck to be a yanke.... Na I almost feel bad for yall up there colder than a welldiggers sack and its just another gogious day here in south TEXAS. Well hey I have to ride to town good luck with (wintering) your bike.

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If you dont know if your a yanke then I ask you has it ever snowed where you live???
If you answer yes your a yanke
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In Dallas they just dump tons of a gritty dirt/sand combo, on saltÖ makes elevated highways a treat! Itís a change from all the grease those prehistoric pickups dump .
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Mine is put away in a warm place. I dont mind the snow but it just turns into slaps or icey rain on the asfalt theese days... Everey spring its like you bought it all over again.

But if its slippery outside i find enjoyment in my 85 Volvo 240
Got some nice roads up in the mountains at my hut.


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If you dont know if your a yanke then I ask you has it ever snowed where you live???
If you answer yes your a yanke
By that criteria, most of Texas must be Yankees too... I've seen snow in Big Bend TX and that's pretty far south. BTW how far is it to a decent set of twisties down there anyway?

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If you dont know if your a yanke then I ask you has it ever snowed where you live???
If you answer yes your a yanke
It does snow in metro Atlanta occasionally. One or two inches every few years, with a half a dozen inches once a decade. That being said, don't ever call me a damn yankee..... We're still fighting the "War of Northern Agression" here.. just kidding to my frigid friends..

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