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Preparing and Protecting Your Motorcycle for Winter Storage

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

If you are based in the UK or elsewhere with a similar climate, you will no doubt have felt the sudden drop in temperatures in these last couple of weeks, as well as seen the first frosts and ice of the winter period.

Having decided now is the time to rest up your bike for the winter, what steps should you take in preparing your motorcycle for winter storage ?

  1. One of the main reasons for starting problems encountered when the first rays of spring occur is a build up of deposits, oxidation and corrosion in the fuel system during long periods of storage. Before finally putting your motorcycle under wraps, add a good quality carb and fuel system cleaner such as Profi Fuel Max and take a last 10 mile ride.  This will help clean through the carburetor and fuel system and protect it from the build up of deposits and corrosion. Next… (more…)