We know that motorcycle enthusiasts out there are knowledgeable enough in
how to care for their bikes. Having a motorcycle and considering it as a
prized possession is indeed tedious work. And here, we would like to share
bits of information about several things that you may find really important,
especially if you’re a motorcyclist from northern climates.
Once winter approaches, you either take the option of continuing your
motorcycle riding not wishing to be apart from your motorcycle for the
winter spell or you winterize your motorcycles and put it away until spring
comes. Winter brings with it cold, icy, wet weather. These conditions do not
bode well for your motorcycle’s condition and neither is it a great
condition for riding your bike.
Every motorcyclist may have many different opinions on how to do the process
of winterizing their motorcycles. Doing it is a matter of grave significance
in order to restore the power and built of your motorcycle in order for it
to be sturdy during its active lifespan. Once you have decided on putting
away your bike temporarily as the winter sets in, here are several basic
steps to winterize your bike and put your mind at ease for the rest of the
Even before the winter sets in, check over your motorcycle for any
mechanical problems. If you find something wrong, put it in repair
The engine oil and oil filter of your bike must be changed. After this, run
the engine briefly so that the oil can circulate completely through the
system. Try to avoid using used motor oil as it is contaminated with acids.
Drain your float bowls by running the engine, shutting off the fuel or
letting the engine use up the fuel in the float bowls.
After the last ride of the season, fill up your fuel tank. This will prevent
water condensation in the tank. You can treat your petrol with a fuel
stabilizer for your petrol to stay good through the winter.
Your motorcycle’s battery should be checked. This entails cleaning the
battery terminals and connecting a Battery Topper or similar trickle
charger. You can also remove the battery and store it in a warm, dry place.
Take time to clean and wax your bike.
After cleaning and waxing it thoroughly, dry it up real good and cover it.
Find a nice and warm garage that’s safe from cold
drafts in which to store your bike.
Ooops! Before leaving your bike alone in its cosy place, check your tyres
and inflate them to the proper pressure.