Taking care of motorcycles is almost like an art. Since winter is going to set in very soon, this makes it all the more important for you to store your motorcycle under the perfect conditions. There are three basic tips you should practice to maintain your bike while it is being stored during winter. There might be many other tips and tricks that may sometimes be more time consuming, but if you keep these three in mind, know that your bike will be in perfect condition once spring is here.
3 Tips to Maintain your Bike throughout the Winter:
- Add fuel stabilizer and fill up the fuel tank: So if there’s one step that is a must, then it’s this one. If your bike is old or is kept idle for a long time, it is bound to get clogged up. Now to repair such damage, you might have to spend a lot of money to clean out the carburetor. What is a better and cheaper solution? Use a fuel stabilizer that can easily slow down the process of your fuel getting old and the engine getting clogged up. Now make sure you fill up the fuel tank as well, so that there’s less space for moisture to form. It also makes it easier for you to understand the proportion of the fuel stabilizer.
- Clean your motorcycle: Make sure you thoroughly clean your motorcycle before the dirt sticks on and becomes almost impossible to remove after winter. I know this seems like a very common trick but it is often overlooked.
- Get a battery tender: If you don’t plan to start your motorcycle and rev it up every once in a while; then you could hook up your motorcycle to a battery tender. You will have to do either or else the battery of your motorcycle is bound to die.
Do these three steps and you’ll be set, after all winter is coming!
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