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    Winter Storage
    on: Oct 26, 2019, 12.09 am
    Oct 26, 2019, 12.09 am
    That time of year again where I'm putting the girl away  :012:

    Just wondering whether there are any tips out there that you lot do for winter storage that I am omitting?

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    Re: Winter Storage
    Reply #1 on: Oct 26, 2019, 10.08 pm
    Oct 26, 2019, 10.08 pm
    If you are going to store the bike with fuel make sure you brim it so you keep condensation to a minimum and you can buy a conditioner to stop the fuel from going stale. Charge the battery on a weekly basis. Give it a thorough wash and either apply XCR or ACF50 XCR is my preference because it has far better corrosion resistance compared to ACF50. Make sure the coolant is fresh and the tyres are inflated to the correct pressures and if you have a centre stand use it.

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    Re: Winter Storage
    Reply #2 on: Oct 27, 2019, 10.04 am
    Oct 27, 2019, 10.04 am
    *Originally Posted by baudbish [+]
    Just wondering whether there are any tips out there that you lot do for winter storage that I am omitting?
    Make sure you fill up the fuel tank.

    Q: Is it okay to remove the battery? (I do not have power in storage)

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    Re: Winter Storage
    Reply #3 on: Oct 27, 2019, 10.31 am
    Oct 27, 2019, 10.31 am
    I’d definitely invest in an OptiMate battery optimiser to help keep the battery in good health while stored. Brim the tank, as mentioned and give it a good polish and if stored outside defo ACF50 treatment.
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    Re: Winter Storage
    Reply #4 on: Oct 29, 2019, 12.27 pm
    Oct 29, 2019, 12.27 pm
    *Originally Posted by bampy [+]
    XCR is my preference because it has far better corrosion resistance compared to ACF50.

    Hello Bampy,

    Not familiar with XCR, and nothing that seems relevant comes up in a Google search (Epoxy Coating Resin  :112:) ??  Can you elaborate :440: :440: :440:

    Bye for now

    Wack

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    Re: Winter Storage
    Reply #5 on: Oct 29, 2019, 01.20 pm
    Oct 29, 2019, 01.20 pm
    As the bike is going to be in the garage all Winter, is it so important to brim the tank?  I have never done this before as my thinking is that if I store it 'tank empty' then this saves on additional dead-weight being on the front forks for months on-end (it is going to the centre stand)?

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    Re: Winter Storage
    Reply #6 on: Oct 29, 2019, 05.33 pm
    Oct 29, 2019, 05.33 pm
    As far as I know it is to prevent rust/oxydation.

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    Re: Winter Storage
    Reply #7 on: Oct 30, 2019, 02.58 pm
    Oct 30, 2019, 02.58 pm
    As Bampy's post above, that's what I do :0461:

     



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