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10/31/2020
If you won't be using your motorcycle much during the colder months of the year, you should winterize it to make sure it's in good shape come the springtime. Learn how to do just that with this post by Jim Ackney in Edmonton.  

It's safe to say that Canada has one of the harshest winters in the world. And as such, it's also safe to say that you probably don't want your nose to fall off due to frostbite, your bones to ache due to the cold winds, or for you to get stuck in the snow. If that statement rings true to you, it's likely that you won't use your motorcycle much during the colder months of the year. Riding during the winter can be uncomfortable and even dangerous due to the below-freezing temperatures, the darker days, and the snowy, slippery roads. So, if you won't use your motorcycle, your best bet is to store it away and winterize it, so it can be in top working condition once the springtime comes back. To learn how to do that, continue reading the post below.

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How to Winterize Your Motorcycle

Take Care of the Motorcycle's Fuel

Something you might not know is that fuel, after some time, will lose its property and will become stale. Not only will this prevent your motorcycle from running, but it can actually hurt its components. That's why, before you store the motorcycle away, you should drain out all of the fuel it has, or you can use a stabilizer to prevent that change from happening.

Replace the Synthetic Oil and Filter

The synthetic oil has the very important job of protecting and lubricating the motorcycle's engine, helping it run smoothly, and slowing down its wear and tear process. Still, oil can also become ineffective with time. Moreover, keeping dirty oil in your motorcycle can hurt its components. Replace the synthetic oil and its filter before storing the motorcycle to help its engine remain in top condition.

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Put the Battery Away

The battery is another important component that you should take care of when winterizing your motorcycle. The thing is that stagnation can cause it to deplete and become useless. To avoid that:
  • before putting the motorcycle away, remove its battery
  • keep the battery in a dry, clean, and safe place
  • Cycle World suggests having a motorcycle-specific trickle charger with a monitor, so you can use it a few times over the winter to recharge the battery and keep it functional.

Keep Up With the Other Fluids

There are other fluids that are necessary so that your motorcycle works perfectly, such as the brake fluid, the transmission fluid, and the coolant. Still, as is to be expected, the low temperatures of the colder months can freeze them over. To prevent this from happening, you can use an anti-freeze on them before storing the motorcycle away.

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Wash and Wax the Motorcycle

You may think that keeping a motorcycle be filthy for months and months is no big deal. However, the dirt and gunk on it can eat away at its appearance dnd damage its components. For that reason, it's a good idea to wash and wax the motorcycle before storage, even if it will be idle for months, so come spring, it's in good shape still.

Keep Your Motorcycle Properly Stored

Last but not least, you should store your motorcycle properly so you can use it during the warmer months:
  • put the motorcycle in a closed, safe space to protect it from the elements (like your garage)
  • cover the motorcycle with a thick tarp to keep bugs, dirt, and moisture away from it
  • clean out and block the  exhaust pipes, so bugs and rodents won't get in
  • life the motorcycle up with a stand to avoid damage to the tires

If you require top-quality products to maintain your motorcycle, your car, or any other vehicle you have, call Jim Ackney at (780) 476-0545, or visit AMSOIL's online shop. There, you'll find AMSOIL's top products, like the best synthetic oil in Edmonton.

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